Technical learning visit of Indian officials on urban sanitation management

India wants to extend access to better sanitation for its people. To enhance capacities on urban sanitation management, adelphi together with GIZ is organising a two week study trip for senior government officials in Germany.


With implementing the National Urban Sanitation Policy the Indian government has an ambitious goal: to transform urban India into community-driven, totally sanitized, healthy and livable cities and towns. At least half of the urban population should have access to improved sanitation by 2015, and 100 per cent by 2025. Senior administrators from different ministries within the national, state and city level of the Indian government, who are involved in the implementation of the policy, are planning a two week technical learning visit in Germany, under provision of the GIZ`s project on “Support to National Urban Sanitation Policy”.

adelphi is commissioned to organise the exposure to successful sustainable urban sanitation solutions of Hamburg and Berlin, with objectives to strengthen the capacities of the participants for supporting the necessary planning and transformation processes of urban sanitation management in a financially sustainable manner. Another goal is to sensitise the participants towards urban and environmental planning including provision of environmental infrastructure within cities. The project is part of the Indo German Environment Programme.