SNV is thrilled to participate at this year’s WASH Futures Conference 2018. On 5 March, the conference kick starts five days of engaged WASH learning and exchange at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia. We're co-facilitating the thematic sessions on women’s empowerment, gender equality and social inclusion. And with our partners, we’re sharing our latest collective knowledge to bring inclusive and pro-poor rural and urban WASH initiatives to scale.
About the conference
“Ensuring everyone has water, sanitation and hygiene at all times and everywhere, is a large task, and will not be achieved by any one actor alone.” - WASHFutures18 organisers
Titled “WASH Futures: Collaboration for Universal WASH”, the organisers (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia, International WaterCentre and the Australia WASH Reference Group) promise a mixed bag of WASH learning and network opportunities from 5 to 9 March. The event will feature 120 informative presentations across 24 thematic sessions, 18 training workshops, a trade exhibition, an innovation awarding ceremony, and keynote addresses from a distinguished panel of four experts.
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Several of our colleagues and partners are presenting in parallel sessions. Our sessions will give a glimpse into how our understanding of rural and urban WASH is evolving and maturing, thanks to governments' ongoing partnership with us, and our enagement with colleagues from the academe, civil society, and the private sector.
Check out our session list, and join us.
|DAYS 1 & 2 | FORMAL CONFERENCE SESSIONS|
|Theme||Time||Title of presentation||Presenter|
|Faecal slude management for rural populations||10:50 - 12:30||The multi-barrier approach applied to faecal sludge reuse in Nepal||Kumi Abeysuriya (ISF-UTS)|
|Collaboration for urban wash||10:50-12:30||Establishing urban faecal sludge management services where none exist (Nepal)||Nadira Khawaja (SNV)|
|Poster presentation||17:30-19:00||Efforts to ensure local level fund mobilization for sustainable sanitation services (Indonesia)||Nyoman Suartana (SNV)|
|6 March D2: Gender equality and WASH - facilitated by Gabrielle Halcrow of SNV and Juliet Willets of ISF-UTS | B3: Fostering effective WASH enabling systems - facilitated by Nadira Khawaja of SNV|
|Gender equality and WASH||10:50-12:30||Assessing equity of an integrated sanitation approach in 11 countries||Paschal Apanga (University of Nevada)|
|Gender equality and WASH||10:50-12:30||Reaching the last mile, a comparative study in five countries||Juliet Willets (ISF-UTS) and Gabrielle Halcrow (SNV)|
|Hygiene behaviour change||10:50-12:30||Integrating hygiene innovation within government health systems: experiences from Bhutan||Adam Biran (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)|
|Hygiene behaviour change||10:50-12:30||Promoting handwashing with soap behaviour change through Indonesian culture||Saniya Niska (SNV)|
|DAYS 3-5 | TRAINING PROGRAMMES|
|7 March||TBA||Synergies, trade-offs and support mechanisms at the boundaries of CLTS||CLTS Knowledge Hub, UNICEF, SNV, ISF-UTS|
|8 March||TBA||Leaving no one behind - ensuring equality and non-discrimination in sanitation||Global Sanitation Fund, WSSCC, SNV, ISF-UTS|
|9 March||TBA||Addressing the challenges of scaling-up and sustaining behaviour change programs||IWC, SNV, WaterAid, Plan International Australia, Thrive Networks, World Vision Australia, LSHTM|
|9 March||TBA||Practical approaches to gender equality through water, sanitation and hygiene||Plan International, WaterAid, ISF-UTS, SNV, The Palladium Group, World Vision, Thrive Networks|
Interested to learn more? Read selected papers, webpages and blogs relevant to the themes we're tackling during the event:
- Integrating hygiene innovation within government health systems: experiences from Bhutan [learning brief, 2017]: confirms that behaviour change is "difficult to achieve and substantial levels of change require commensurate investment of resources (including handwashing with soap) within national sanitation and hygiene programmes."
- Hygiene promotion in Bhutan: does it work and at what cost [learning brief, 2017]: explains why investments in hygiene promotion is necessary, and addresses questions on the type of investment inputs that work, where, why, and how much is enough.
- Realising sanitation access and usage at anytime, for everyone and everywhere [learning brief, 2017]: documents project experience in engaging people with disabilities (PWDs) in Nepal, to facilitate their meaningful participation in decision making spaces and ensure that their sanitation and hygiene needs and demands are met.
- Gender equality in rural sanitation interview with Gabrielle Halcrow [podcast, 2017]: SNV's Gabrielle Halcrow explains the importance of designing and delivering gender-positive WASH programmes to Andy Narracot during episode 8 of the IRC podcast WASH Talk.
- SSH4A results programme [project web page]: repository of information on our Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) results programme, which is being implemented in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
- Urban sanitation in Bangladesh: results of pro-poor market-based solutions for faecal sludge managment [blogs, 2017-18]: the first of a series of blog updates that share the outcomes of our urban sanitation programme in Bangladesh. Interesting read to compare with our experience in Nepal. Make sure to scroll to the end of the blog to access the full series.