Citizen's First Campaign on Drinking Water and Sanitation Accountability - Scaling pilots at City level : Phase-I

Overview and Objectives

The efforts of building capacity and promoting behavioural changes within communities along with increasing the collective strength of Basti Vikas Manch ("Slum Development Platform") did bring behavioural change among the urban poor, wherein the common mind-set of "accepting what is given" was demystified, and there was a rise in collective action towards demand for right and access to water and sanitation. The effort was however limited to three wards and its sustainability had to be ensure. Therefore, there was a need for scaling up this initiative to more number of wards in the city (horizontal expansion) and then mobilizing the BVMs to create a city level platform (vertical expansion), which will demand the water and sanitation rights of the poor in the city. The vertical expansion was to enable a higher level of confluence towards advocacy on a common issue and the horizontal expansion to increase the strength of BVMs which would offer more room for cross learning. Thus the Phase I of the project was implemented by SaciWATERs with the aim of integrating the horizontal and vertical expansion by creating a platform and stimulate social cohesion that would result in building a social capital which demands and implements its water sanitation rights without external intervention.

The "Citizen's First Campaign on Drinking Water and Sanitation Accountability - Scaling pilots at City level" project primarily concentrated in building capacity and promoting behavioral changes within communities along with increasing the collective strength of Basti Vikas Manch ("Slum Development Platform").

Objectives

  • Access to Safe drinking water and Sanitation for the urban poor and achieving a sustainable behavior change towards sanitation and hygiene services through the community platform, Basti vikas manch
  • Horizontal expansion of the BVM by consolidating the intervention and learning's in three wards and up scaling it to 10 wards.
  • Strengthening the BVM by forming a city level platform which works towards joint advocacy for the provision of drinking water and sanitation rights of the poor and marginalized.

  • Project Details

    Project Team

    Dr.Aditya Bastola

    Mr.Byjesh Kattarkandi

    Dr.Jasveen Jairath

    Ms.Aliya Khatoon

    Mr.Munawar Chand

    Resources

    Our Address
    Plot No. 164, First floor,
    Road no.6, Vayupuri,
    Secunderabad, Telangana
    info@saciwaters.org
    +91 40 27117728
    www.saciwaters.org

    Themes

  • Water Policy & Governance
  • Periurban Water Security
  • Climate Change and Water
  • Water and Gender
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Water Quality

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