Event: WSP Sessions, AfricaSan 3

Date:        July 19-21, 2011
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Topic:       AfricaSan 3

Contact:   Toni Sittoni, WSP Communications

What will it take to get Africa on track to meet the MDG for sanitation by 2015?

WSP will join government officials, sanitation practitioners, and civil society organizations at the upcoming  AfricaSan 3, hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the  African Minister’s Council on Water (AMCOW). An estimated 500-700 participants are expected at the conference, representing over 50 African countries in addition to global regions.  See the full agenda  and look for WSP at the following sessions and in the Exhibition Hall.
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July 19

Plenary Opening
With Dominick De Waal and Wambui Gichuri

Side event: Sanitation and Water for All to Support Country-led Planning
With Dominick De Waal

July 20

The Economics of Sanitation for Advocacy and Decision Making

This session will introduce the Economics of Sanitation Initiative (ESI) aims, rationale, and methods. A panel of experts from government, donors and other sector specialists in Africa will comment on the use of ESI results for sanitation financing; the use of media to influence stakeholders; the mechanisms for adopting ESI results into government decision making; and critical assessment and proposed improvement to ESI methods. With Yolande Coombes, Sophie Hickling and Guy Hutton

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The Experience From Sanitation Marketing

Sanitation marketing is an emerging strategy to help households move up “the sanitation ladder.” Participants in this session will learn from members of the burgeoning community of practice about promising approaches and lessons learned from various African and Asian programs.  The session will also enable feature a lively, interactive panel of country representatives who are planning to integrate sanitation marketing into their national programs. With Jason Cardosi, Jacqueline Devine, and Kaposo Mwambuli

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Winning the Race: Sanitation in Rapidly Growing Small Towns

“Winning the race” will require local governments and their allies to be proactive in preparing for this urban growth.  This interactive session will discuss how we can understand the challenges ahead and practical and pragmatic ways to seize the window of opportunity in rapidly growing towns. With Peter Hawkins and Sam Mutono

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Making “What Works” Work: Changing Behavior in Sanitation and Hygiene

This session will cover a wide range of aspects of behavior change: from the individual’s decision to pick up a bar of soap, to the collective decision of a community to stop open defecation, to the design of national policy that can positively shift social norms. With Yolande Coombes, Nyanzobe Hamisi, and Seydou Koita

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CLTS in Africa: Experiences, Challenges and Ways Forward

This session will provide a brief overview of CLTS and of its progress and status in Sub-Saharan African countries and offer insights into current challenges and how they have been and can be tackled. With Kebede Faris and Julia Rosenbaum (FHI 360)

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Global and Africa Experience in Scaling Up Rural Sanitation

This session will provide guidance to policy makers and programmers by sharing evidence, recent results and lessons regarding how to scale up effective and promising approaches such as CLTS and Sanitation Marketing. With Yolande Coombes and Eddy Perez

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The Global Public-Private Partnership for Hand Washing: Mainstreaming Hand Washing Behavior Change

The session aims to share with the successes and challenges of mainstream hand washing with soap around the world. While the session will specifically cover the integration of hand washing with soap into sanitation-related programs we also have some general mainstreaming lessons that will be helpful to the participants. With Seydou Koita

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July 21

WSP will chair the East Africa regional forum and facilitate the Southern Africa forum as well as report back in the plenary session. With Dominick de Waal, Yolande Coombes and Sophie Hickling