A monitoring and learning platform for urban fecal sludge management
Under a BMGF grant, Athena is designing a Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) platform for urban fecal sludge management (FSM). The project has two components — Monitoring and Benchmarking, and Evidence and Learning. The first component aims to create a global monitoring protocol and platform for urban FSM. This will involve 8 pilot cities that are part of BMGF’s “City Wide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS)” program. The second seeks to aggregate and analyze evidence on effective interventions in urban FSM to promote peer learning and information exchange. Spread over 3 years, the project uses an evidence-based, stakeholder-driven decision-making approach. The grant will also help address challenges in uptake of the FSM toolbox.