UPM is proud to announce its participation in the City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation Technical Assistance Hub for South Asia (hereafter “TA Hub”) partners’ consortium. Both entities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding facilitating further cooperation for offering technical assistance to various Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector clients and relevant projects in the region. The cooperation is aiming at delivering transformative, innovative and pioneering solutions to bridge gaps identified in WSH projects. Initial cooperation with the TA Hub included backstopping and technical review for a FS and Waste management and treatment project in Nepal.
The TA Hub, managed by the Bangladeshi company DevConsultants Limited, is a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Focusing on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), and more specifically the target No. 6.2, the concept of the Project is based on the objective that “Everyone in a city benefits from equitable, safely managed sanitation services, by an authority mandated to ensure services are delivered irrespective of the technologies— sewered or not—or business models used to reach service targets”. The services will initially cover Bangladesh and Nepal and will be provided to governments (national and city levels), development banks and other development partners.
As part of the Technical Assistance assignment to WASH and Emergency grantees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the Middle-East, Africa and Asia and other clients’ assignments, UPM has been actively working in Bangladesh in the last five years. Latest assignments include technical assistance to the WASH Technical Working group of the Rohingya crisis response in Cox’s Bazar and the related governmental departments and, a feasibility study of Integrated Waste Management facility in Bhola Island under Coastal Town Environmental Infrastructure Project (CTEIP project: https://www.adb.org/projects/44212-013/main).
For more information about the TA Hub, please contact ashreya(a)tahub.org
For more information about the UPM Professional Consulting and Technical Assistance services, please check our website : www.upm-cdm.eu, or contact us: info(a)upm-cdm.eu