The Scaling City Institutions for India: Sanitation (SCI-FI: Sanitation) initiative at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) is pleased to organize a half-day workshop to discuss the findings from three studies conducted on gender and socio-cultural issues relating to urban sanitation: (1) ‘Infrastructure, gender and violence: Women and slum sanitation inequalities’ by Dr Susan Chaplin, (2) 'Ethnography of Sanitation in Small Towns: Angul and Dhenkenal in Odisha', Dr Ranjita Mohanty and Anju Dwivedi (CPR), and (3) 'Learnings from the Micro-politics of Sanitation Provision, Access and Negotiation in Mumbai’s Informal Neighbourhoods’ by Dr Renu Desai (CEPT University). A detailed flyer is attached below.
Dr Susan Chaplin is currently a senior researcher at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. Previously she has also been an Assistant Director in the Population Health Strategy Unit with the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing in Canberra.
Anju Dwivedi is currently a senior researcher at the Centre for Policy Research, working on issues of urban sanitation and drinking water.
Dr Ranjita Mohanty is an independent scholar and research consultant working on issues pertaining to political sociology, particularly that of the politics of the poor.
Dr Renu Desai is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Urban Equity at the CEPT University in Ahmedabad. She examines urban informality and urban transformation in Indian cities, with a focus on questions of equitable development and urban citizenship.
About Scaling City Institution for India: Sanitation
The SCI-FI: Sanitation Project at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) aims at cross-sectoral and policy-relevant research for urban sanitation. Since 2013, the project has focused on research related to governance and programme implementation in this sector. It has engaged with local, state and national governments to generate research questions and advise them in policymaking and programme implementation, and assist them in working with alternative technologies and service delivery models. Current research and initiatives under the programme relate to institutional, financial, legal and socio-cultural dimension of sanitation in Indian cities. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to public discourse and understanding of issues, challenges and options relating to urban sanitation.
The workshop is open to all. You are requested to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. A box lunch will be provided.
11:00 - 11:15: Introduction and Setting of Context
11:15 - 11:45: Presentation on 'Infrastructure, gender, and violence: Women and slum sanitaton inequalities in Delhi' by Dr Susan Chaplin
11:45 - 12:15: Presentation on‘Ethnography of Sanitation in Small Towns: Angul and Dhenkanal’ by Anju Dwivedi and Ranjita Mohanty
12:15 - 12:30: Tea Break
12:30 - 1:00: Presentation on ‘Learnings from the Micro-politics of Sanitation Provision, Access and Negotiation in Mumbai’s Informal Neighbourhoods’ by Renu Desai
1:00 - 1:45: Open Discussion and Questions
1:45 - 2:00: Closing Remarks