Our Goals

We have set the following goals to be achievable over the next 

These goals establish our priorities for partnership-building, for joint and separate actions by members of the Alliance and for our investments in both the short and medium terms. We will work to achieve the following goals: 

Our biennial FSM Conference is our primary platform for connecting people, government officials, agencies and businesses together to promote actions towards FSM. Through this vast network, we promote knowledge, experience and lessons that could inform policy as well as programme/project design and practical action. It is also a great platform for assisting new entrants to the sector, including young professionals, FSM service providers, technicians and utilities.

We will promote documentation of policy, practice and evidence of FSM sanitation services at our conference and learning events. We recognise that working with researchers, academics and businesses is key for the dissemination of their results and innovation. We want to fill gaps in knowledge, catalyse knowledge-building in the FSM sector, and to set the agenda for future research.

We will build policy circles and communities of practice. These communities will encourage learning exchanges to ensure that policy-developers and decision makers are fully supported towards FSM and non-sewered sanitation approaches. We want to support policy and regulatory responses to rapid urbanisation, pollution, public health, business development, water resources management, energy supply development, sustainable agriculture and making urban cities and settlements resilient to climate change.
We have identified a large market for FSM, and non-sewered sanitation by-products, which increase safely managed sanitation e.g. biogas, fertilizer. In order to generate profit for these by-products, we will need active business involvement within the sanitation service chain. We want to attract investment capital and help expand small and medium enterprises. We will reach out and support utilities and small and medium enterprises to increase their participation in this sector through our efforts towards policy makers and decision makers, evidence-building, and partnerships to identify and address barriers to entry.
We will encourage partnership with and amongst organisations to identify and address some of the gaps relevant to urban sanitation services, especially in regulation, standards, monitoring and planning tools and encourage governments and businesses to test and use them.
Promoting and securing the future of FSM and non-sewered sanitation services and technologies will require the training and development of new professionals, technicians and workers for the sector. We will play our role in enabling the growth of these new professionals, technicians and workers through supporting their involvement in the FSM Conferences and through partnerships with organisations and academics to develop curricula and training materials, including online training courses.

We have the strength of our founding members, and vast network of partners to help achieve these goals. Find out more by browsing below.

We envision a world where people, everywhere, enjoy equitable access to safely managed and dignified Sanitation Services.