Sanitation Profile and Sanitation Planning Instruments in Prosda Meetings
JAKARTA – Accelerated Sanitation Development for Human Settlements or PPSP program was launched on 2009 as a five-years program inline with National Middle Term Development Plan (RPJMN). More than 400 cities and regencies involved in the program. Most of them has been develop their own City Sanitation Strategy (SSK), some of them have turned the plan into implementation. Entering the 2nd cycle PPSP which started this year, the USDP through Cell PIU-T held ProSDA meetings on 12-16 January 2015 in Jakarta with Wita Purwasih and Sjoerd Kerstens of Cell PIU-T as primary trainers. In addition to the scene of consolidation, coordination, sharing and updating information, this meeting is also filled with the introduction and training of updating SSK 2015 instruments.
The instruments are introduced, namely Sanitation Profile and Sanitation Planning instruments. The structure of the tools are simply starting by knowing the current situation, including population and projection of its growth, current infrastructure, risk areas and zoning that outline in Buku Putih Sanitasi. Then to know where is the target of Pokja, how to pick the proper and suitable technology, look at cost estimates, think about an optimalization and generate an output. Of course, in many ways, the ProSDA function is to provide technical assistance, not a decision maker. The decision remains in the hands of the Working Group, but it’s good to give proper consideration for each choice made.
Although it covers a variety of things with a certain complexity, the trainer tried to explain and deliver the message in a simple but clear way. Not just about how to get certain numbers and put on a series of columns, but first they explained the philosophy of why the information is needed and how that information can be sound and use. For example, the level of risk will always be associated with the general character (determination of the impact) and specific character of each sub-sector of sanitation (determination of exposure). The greater the value of impact and the value of exposure, the greater the risk. If one or both of them can be handled well, the risk can be minimized.
In a series of activities that took place during these days, the ProSDA also get updated information from the Programme Management Unit (PMU), PIU Institutional and Finance (PIU-IF), USDP Cell PIU Advocacy and Empowerment (USDP Cell PIU-AE), and USDP Cell PIU Technical (USDP Cell PIU-T) (USDP/SL)