Mapping excreta of a city is increasingly being used to analyse the sanitation in urban areas. An excreta flow diagram (also often described as shit flow diagram), can help to achieve this by offering a new and innovative way to engage sanitation experts, political leaders and civil society in coordinated discussions about excreta management in their city. For more info on SFD and the SFD promotion initiative visit With more than 100 SFDs CSE has made a considerable contribution to support the production and review of good-quality SFDs as well as help train practitioners. 

The training programme would consist of two parts – adult learning, context setting and introduction (online platform) and hands-on practice using mock exercises during virtual sessions. The programme is based on state-of-the-art teaching – learning tools consisting of interactive sessions, going through relevant reading material, documentaries, experiential learning using detailed case studies and working in groups.

Course Aim and Objectives

To equip practitioners, managers, regulators and academicians to develop capacity of local stakeholders in using the Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) Tool for research, advocacy using SFD Tool. The course objectives are:

  • To expose participants on adult learning methods such as Harvard Case Method, etc.
  • To expose participants on preparation of Modules, and use of online and offline tools for capacity building programmes
  • To equip participants with using the SFD tool for preparing the SFD graphic for research and advocacy for sustainable sanitation practices