WHAT IS TA HUB?
The primary objective of the TA Hub South Asia has been to support a range of Clients – governments at national & local levels, development banks and other development partners by providing strategic technical assistance, and mainstreaming CWIS principles in large-scale flagship urban sanitation investment projects.
The technical assistance (TAs) are designed to support clients improve the quality of a selected group of flagship government and IFI investments – starting from project identification (coordination with IFIs to view pipeline or currently implemented projects with a CWIS lens & help identify gaps), project preparation, planning and designing investment packages (ensuring CWIS intentional and CWIS transformative approaches), detailed design, project implementation and post-implementation monitoring and evaluation.
TA HUB LOOKS TO:
By removing the pain points and accelerating project cycle timelines, these large-scale investment projects ultimately aims to (i) increase the number of well-designed CWIS/FSM integrated urban sanitation projects, (ii) leverage funding to advance sustainable sanitation services (iii) generate demand for similar investments that mainstream CWIS in urban sanitation interventions (iv) Demonstrate successful paradigms for influencing broader changes in implementation practices and (v) promote innovative technologies, such as Reinvented Toilet (RT), Omni Ingestor (OI) and Omni Processer (OP), into designing new pipeline projects for the Banks, or into its ongoing investments supported by the TA Hub.
ALIGNMENT WITH BMGF WSH GOALS
As a means to align its strategic approach to the vision of the Foundations’ WASH team, the TA Hub will facilitate, accelerate and scale up CWIS, ultimately becoming a ‘catalyst for change’.
The TA Hub is incorporating the following actions into its strategies:
Demonstrating CWIS best practices through its assignments
Developing indicators and frameworks for CWIS mainstreaming to ensure sustainable scaling of CWIS
Working closely with the Government of Bangladesh and other adjoined governments to institutionalize CWIS through newly developed platforms like CWIS/FSM cell
Catalyzing and supporting innovative sanitation technologies in partnership with development banks
Building its institutional capacity, and capacities of partners and network of experts
Sharing cutting-edge knowledge and tools from on-going projects