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Formative Research/Consumer Demand Research on Urban Sanitation
Behaviour Change Communication in Gazipur City Corporation

1. Introduction of the Programme

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation had started its journey in 1965 from Netherlands as not for profit volunteer organisation. SNV have built a long-term, local presence in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America working in the sectors of WASH, Agriculture and Renewable Energy through providing advisory services, facilitating knowledge development, networking, and carrying out advocacy at national and international levels. SNV mission is to make a lasting difference in the lives of millions of people living in poverty. For more information, please refer to our website: www.snv.org.

SNV is implementing different Urban Sanitation initiatives in southern Bangladesh, Gazipur and at national level under the leadership of Local Government Authorities (City Corporation and Municipalities) with support from National Government. One of these initiative is the WASH SDG programme, a multicountry intervention being implemented in 20 cities in Nepal, Zambia, Tanzania, Indonesia and Bangladesh, funded by the Dutch Government (DGIS). Through this SNV is willing to provide technical support focusing on Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion to city corporation/municipalities, which is implemented at Jashore Municipality, Benapole Municipality and Gazipur City Corporation (GCC). The WASH SDG programme is built on three core strategic objectives (1) increasing demand for improved WASH facilities and practices; (2) improving the quality of service provision; and (3) improving governance of the sector. Gender and social inclusion is an area of specific attention in each of the 3 strategic objectives as well as climate vulnerability and resilience.

Another initiative titled “Development of Integrated Wastewater Management System of Gazipur City Corporation (GCC)” is going on under the backdrop of Greater Dhaka Watershed Restoration (GDWR) Work-Stream. This is a Bangladesh Water Multi-Stakeholder Partnership (MSP) supported by 2030 Water Resources Group and World Bank Group. The National Steering Board (NSB) chaired by cabinet secretary and high-level representatives from the Government, private sector and civil society act as executive organ of the MSP. Bangladesh Water MSP has established three work streams, which one of them is the GDWR. SNV is one of the members of GDWR work stream committee.

Wastewater management is one of the current priorities of GCC. City Corporation does not provide any services for wastewater management –either for pit/septic tank emptying, transportation of faecal sludge or treatment and disposal of the same. In a pragmatic approach to provision of wastewater management services, a combination of sewerage systems and Faecal Sludge Management (FSM, non-sewer) solutions determined primarily on the basis of density of demand has been proposed. It thus suggests identification of areas having predominantly urban character, with access to piped water supply, and with a reasonable level of affordability to be serviced by sewerage systems. In accordance with this, the integrated wastewater management initiative has proposed sewerage systems in zone 1 (Tongi), along with non-network (FSM); and only FSM in zone 4 (Gazipur).

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Interested organisations or consulting firms are requested to submit their technical and financial proposals with details of organisational profiles, relevant experience, methodology including activities and milestones, budget details, time frame and CVs of experts. Electronic copy of the proposal duly signed should be submitted to bangladesh@snv.org with the subject line: Formative Research/Consumer Demand Research on Urban Sanitation Behaviour Change Communication for Gazipur City Corporation latest by 22nd June 2019.

Or hard copy can be submitted to:
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
House 11, Road 72, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212
For any query related to the ToR, please email to Ariful Islam, BCC Advisor Email: mislam@snv.org to
keep CC bangladesh@snv.org.