The four weeks course will provide hands on experience to state and non-state actors to prepare SFD for towns/cities.
The fate of excreta produced by urban populations across the globe is often poorly understood. Particularly in low- and middle-income countries with rapidly expanding cities, excreta management represents a growing challenge; generating significant negative public health and environmental risks.
Solving the sanitation crisis is, therefore, a challenge and opportunity in need of cross-sectoral communication, and facilitating such communication requires a new language and new communication tools.
One of the tools used to inform stakeholders from a range of backgrounds on citywide sanitation conditions is known colloquially as the Shit Flow Diagram (SFD), which often form a crucial basis for discussion among a wide range of urban agencies on future steps towards better urban sanitation for all.
SFDs are a new and innovative way to engage sanitation experts, political leaders and civil society in coordinated discussions about excreta management in their city. It is a visualization tool that summarizes complex information into an easy-to-understand graphic, as it simply shows how excreta is or is not contained along the sanitation chain. To know more about sfds, click here
The online course
The e-course will provide hand on experience to state and non-state actors to prepare SFD for towns and cities. The course will give you the necessary knowledge to describe what an SFD could be used for, prepare your own SFD and use the tools and methods used for preparation of SFD graphic and report. You can view a sample SFD report here.
This training is intended for anyone who wishes to prepare an SFD report for a town or a city. Whether you are working for a local, regional or national government, an NGO, a University, or if you are just interested in learning more about SFDs, this training is for you.