National Workshop Infrastructure to Services: Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, March 5-7, 2009, Bhopal

February 27, 2009 at 1:14 pm 1 comment

Organised by: WaterAid India and UN-HABITAT

Plenary sessions:

Towards Efficient & Equitable Cities: Understanding the framework

  • Urban Development Challenges and Good Governance: WA’s global experiences – Mr. Timeyin Uwejamomere, Policy Officer, Urban, WaterAid, UK
  • Meeting the Urban Development Challenge: A vision – Dr. P.K.Mohanty, Joint Secretary, JnNURM, GOI (tbc)
  • Reforms in Madhya Pradesh: Towards a Paradigm Shift – Mr. Raghav Chandra, Principal Secretary, UADD, GOMP, Bhopal.
  • Comparative Analysis of Policy Provisions – Dr. Chetan Vaidya, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs.
  • From Policies to Practice: Meeting the gap – Dr. Himanshu Parekh, Professor Emeritus, Cambridge University UK

Institutions, Governance & Engagement with Civil Society

  • Putting reforms first: experiences from Gwalior – Dr. Shejwalkar, Honble. Mayor, Gwalior, Dr. Umashashi Sharma, Mayor, Indore
  • Leading the Urban Reform Agenda: MP’s initiatives with the Civil Society (AIF/CIF, SESI) – Ms. Deepti Gaur Mukherjee, Project Director, ADB Project,
  • Need for & Role of Civil Society in Urban Reforms – 1. Dr. S.N.Mishra, Commissioner and Secretary, Urban Administration and Development Dept., GOMP. 2. Mr. Lourdes Baptista, Chief Executive, WaterAid.
  • JnNURM and the reform agenda: Looking at Institutions and Governance – Mr. P.K.Shrivastav, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation, GOI, Delhi.
  • Meeting the urban governance challenge: Role of Education in better governance – Mr. Kartikeya Sarabhai, Director, Centre for Environment Education, Ahmadabad.
  • Cost of connecting to the poor – Prof. Srinivas Chary, Director, ASCI

Governments’ initiatives for the urban poor

  • JnNURM
  • National Urban Sanitation Policy
    State Level Urban Sanitation Initiative/s
  • Civil Society participation
  • Private Sector Participation
  • Capacity Building of ULBs for Urban Reform

Parallel Sessions

  • Policies and the Urban Poor: Are we doing enough
  • Urbanization: Meeting the technological and Institutional challenges
  • Governance, Networking, Advocacy and Knowledge Management
  • Innovations and Best Practices in Service Delivery to the poor.


Regional Office West, WaterAid India, E-7/846, Arera Colony, Bhopal – 462 016, Madhya Pradesh, India
Ph: +91 755 4294724/ 4232778/ 4294317, Email:


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. B. Yoganath Singh  |  August 5, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Dear Sir,

    I like to have the reading material of this course. Kindly send me a soft copy through email . It would be great help for me to coordinate training programmes on this issue in Karnataka.

    B. Yoganath Singh,
    Faculty SIUD, Mysore 570 011


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