The magnitude of the sanitation crisis in India cannot be understated, with about half of the country still defecating in the open and with many households remaining unconnected to the sewage system. Diarrheal diseases, which are largely derived from contaminated water and inadequate sanitation, account for 1600 deaths daily – the same as if eight 200 person jumbo jets crashed to the ground each day. With such a mammoth task at hand, the Government’s target to make India Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2019 necessitates the involvement of and collaboration amongst multiple stakeholders.
The vast challenges and opportunities of the sanitation sector in India necessitate this multi-stakeholder engagement. The ISC Sanitation Awards, a first of its kind, aims at identifying and recognising the efforts of these stakeholders, across the whole sanitation value chain of Build-Use-Maintain-Treat. This includes implementation partners, corporates, financial institutions and entrepreneurs, amongst others.
Through these awards, the ISC seeks to further its mandate to share knowledge and expertise, showcase forward-thinking best practices and promote partnerships across the sector in order to achieve a sustainable sanitation ecosystem.
1. Best Corporate Initiative in Sanitation
2. Best Non-Profit Engagement Model in Sanitation
3. Best Innovation in Sanitation
4. Best Financial Accessibility for Sanitation
5. Media for Sanitation
6. Special Recognition Award for Government in Sanitation
Please submit the completed final award template in hard and soft copy (Word doc. only) by February 27, 2017.
Complete entries should be submitted to –
India Sanitation Coalition
FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi – 110001
T: +91-11- 23487266
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi