The Toilet Board Coalition India began formal operations in 2019, however the Coalition’s work in India commenced in earnest in 2017 with the launch of the first India Accelerator Cohort, the Pune Smart Sanitation City Project and the Tea projects.
To date we have accelerated thirteen small and growing businesses in India, who have touched over 70 million individuals with their products and services. We’ve executed multiple large scale projects in the country and built a strong network of stakeholders in the business, government and development domains.
Since 2016 the Toilet Board Coalition’s specialised corporate accelerator programme has been supporting entrepreneurs with bespoke mentorship, partnership and the visibility to scale their sanitation economy businesses. More than toilets alone, we look for commercially viable businesses across the Sanitation Economies – including innovative sanitary-ware infrastructure, products & service providers; toilet resource collection, treatment, and transformation and digital applications for sanitation and preventive healthcare.
Working with the Additional Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and local businesses to ensure access to basic sanitation services. The successes of this work are now being replicated in other locations around the world. The Ti Bus, a 2018 Accelerator graduate, has now had its model replicated in Jersey City in the USA through the project.
India’s cities are embarking on a massive digital transformation. Pune as India’s first Smart Sanitation City provides a blueprint for all Smart Cities to fully capitalise on the emerging technologies described in this report to enhance basic infrastructure and achieve optimised and aspirational smart sanitation at the same time.’ from Pune Municipal Corporation.
The Toilet Board Coalition and the Ethical Tea Partnership came together in January 2018, to develop innovative sanitation solutions that would improve the lives of tea communities, be implemented at scale, and maintained effectively in the long term.
Over 400 of the world’s leaders in the Sanitation Economy came together November 18-21 2019 in Pune, India to celebrate World Toilet Day, showcase global best practice in new Sanitation Economy approaches and forge new collaborations for scale.
The Toilet Board Coalition members and partners hosted innovators, multi-national corporations, investors and policy leaders who are taking sanitation from an unaffordable cost to a revenue, resource and data generating business opportunity that will improve millions of lives
Our members include organisations representing various sectors, large and small businesses, NGOs, research institutes and government agencies.
The Coalition convenes Roundtables from across the Toilet Board Coalition membership and network, to enable participants to connect with other business leaders on WASH in an intimate and exclusive environment and learn from and participate in projects on WASH, climate, food/energy and water security, human rights, biodiversity and women’s health.
The India Roundtable is convened to catalyse WASH business ecosystems, entrepreneurial support and innovation in India.
If you’re interested to observe an India Roundtable session please reach out to the team to learn more.