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CLTS Knowledge Hub updates from SACOSAN VII

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The seventh South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN), a government led biennial convention, was held in Islamabad, Pakistan, April 10-14, 2018.

Since being established in 2003 its objectives are:

  • To accelerate the progress in sanitation and hygiene promotion in South Asia
  • To reiterate political commitment in each country of the region for furthering the sanitation agenda
  • To share experiences and lessons learnt in sanitation and hygiene promotion

The main formal outcome of the event was the Islamabad SAOCSAN-VII Declaration.

As part of the conference Hub members Jamie Myers and Robert Chambers presented a paper titled, Timely, relevant and actionable feedback for stronger sanitation programmes.

In addition, ahead of the conference, the CLTS Knowledge Hub, UNICEF and WSSCC co-convened a half-day Sharing and Learning Workshop. Over 50 participants from across region including those working in Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as international agencies participated. The workshop report can be found here.

Date: 10 May 2018