USAID works with the Government of India and other partners to develop methods to make clean water, design better and more accessible community and public toilets, promote good hand washing habits and generate demand for solutions. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the financial partners for IHUWASH project since October 2016. Leveraging India’s growing financial and human resources, USAID is harnessing the strengths and capabilities of both countries to tackle development challenges not only in India, but worldwide. In all sectors of its activities, USAID builds private sector partnerships to foster in-country sustainability and ownership, with a focus on issues such as health, urban water and sanitation, food security, early grade reading, and women’s empowerment as a cross-cutting issue.
The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), a premier institute and an autonomous body under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), has been leading the implementation of IHUWASH initiatives in the three cities. NIUA is a premier institute for research, capacity building and dissemination of knowledge of the urban sector in India and the lead implementing organisation of this initiative. It conducts research on urbanisation – urban policy and planning; municipal finance and governance; land economics; transit-oriented development; urban livelihoods; environment, climate change and smart cities.
Established in 2008 with a belief that sustainable solutions for low-income markets can create long-term business value, ennovent catalyse innovative business ventures to create economic, social and environmental sustainability. Ennovent has identified entrepreneurs who are developing innovative technologies and service models for WASH problems for the accelerator program. Ennovent is a business innovations catalyst for sustainability. We believe sustainable solutions for low-income markets can create long-term business value. We partner with the private, public and third sectors to take novel business ideas to these markets in developing countries.
Faridabad is an important industrial hub, the most populated city in Haryana and part of the National Capital Region (NCR).It is being developed under the Smart Cities Mission, Swachh Bharat Mission and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and UrbanTransformation (AMRUT).
Mysore is the second largest city in Karnataka and an important educational,commercial and administrative hub. Since the city is a tourist and heritage centre, it is covered under Swachh Bharat Mission and the AMRUT.
Udaipur is the City of Lakes‘ in the state of Rajasthan and is known for its picturesque surroundings and royal past. Its rich architectural heritage and beautiful lakes fascinate tourists worldwide and encourage them to visit the historic city. It is being developed under the Smart Cities Mission,Swachh Bharat Mission and AMRUT.
The WASH Lab at Manav Rachana is a storehouse of knowledge with its in-house action research projects aimed at improving WASH status in Faridabad and providing advocacy support to city administration.
Established in 1946, NIE is one of the oldest and prestigious engineering institutes in Mysuru. THe WASH Lab undertakes capacity building of engineers, health officials and sanitation workers to think scientifically in developing innovative WASH solutions.
The WASH Lab at GITS Dabok, a leading engineering institute provides technical, advocacy and research support to city municipal corporation to find solutions to city’s WASH problems.