Updated on 21 March 2014
South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub
The South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub (k-hub) is a network of four research and training institutions in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka supported by ADB to facilitate information and experience exchange within South Asia among city managers, utility staff, policy makers, academics and the private sector for improved service delivery.
The k-hub activities will include support to national centers in developing business plans that structures the national centers' work and capacity needs for promoting innovative urban sanitation.
Pilot and Demonstration Activity Facility
The trust fund has set aside $2 million for ADB's Facility for Pilot and Demonstration Activity.
The new funding will support the testing and validation of pilot approaches to policies, technologies and business models to improve sanitation management and water services delivery with the intent to replicate and scale-up successful approaches across the region.
Septage Management in Coastal Towns in Bangladesh
An additional $1.6 million grant from the Trust Fund will support pilot innovations in sanitation and septage management as part of a planned ADB loan to Bangladesh for coastal town infrastructure improvements.