Bhutan's largest district, Trashigang, is the next area to be targeted under SNV's Australian-government-funded Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All programme.
As the first step in the programme, an inception workshop was held in Trashigang on April 21-22, 2016.
The workshop was opened by the Trashigang District Administrator, who emphasised the commitment of district authorities to the programme’s success. Participants included Trashigang district authorities, gewog/block-level health workers and administrators, and representatives of central government agencies including the Public Health Engineering Division of the Ministry of Health, the Comprehensive School Health Division the Ministry of Education, and the Gross National Happiness Commission.
Alongside introducing the programme to the district and agreeing on the roles and responsibilities of programme participants, the workshop resulted in the formation of 284 clusters by local leaders, administrators and health officials, each of which will host sanitation demand creation and triggering workshops lead by health workers with support from local leaders.