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IRC at the UNC Water and Health Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

16th Oct 2017 to 20th Oct 2017

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Come to IRC's side events and presentations at the 2017 Water and Health Conference!

The Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy is organised annually by The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). It considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. In 2017 the main themes are: Climate resilience; WaSH and gender; Drinking water safety; Addressing disparities in WaSH: Rural, peri-urban, and indigenous populations; WaSH in non-household settings; and From evidence to action.

IRC's side events and presentations

Tuesday, 17 October

Wednesday, 18 October

  • Poster: "Water and sanitation services in dispersed rural areas of Honduras" by Andrés Gil.
  • 8:30-10:00 hrs. Side event: "Moving beyond ODF; measuring the road towards SDG 6.2". Convenors: WSSCC Global Sanitation Fund; IRC; and University at Buffalo. Location: Sunflower
  • 10:30-12:00. Side event: "District Based Initiatives for achieving SDG6: Experiences of leveraging partnerships and building WASH local government systems in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Ethiopia, Niger and Mali". Convenors: IRC and Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Location: Windflower
  • 10:30-12:00 hrs. Side event: "Financing WaSH: how to increase funds for the sector while reducing inequities". Convenors: IRC and Location: Azalea

Thursday, 19 October

  • Poster: "Mix of evidence and innovations helps city authorities achieve Clean India" by Ingeborg Krukkert
  • 10:30-12:00 hrs. Side event: "Sector reform processes for strengthening WASH systems in Ghana and Uganda". Convenor: IRC. Location: Wintergreen
  • 16:00-17:00 hrs. Presentation:  "What does it take to have a fully functional service authority? Evidence from Honduras" by Andrés Gil. Location: Bellflower

Friday, 20 October

  • 8:30 – 10:00 hrs. Side event: Measuring long-term programs against Sustainable Water for All Collaborative Behaviors. Convenors: CARE and IRC Agenda for Change. Location: Azalea
  • 10:30-12:00 hrs. Side event: "Amplifying impact: the case for advocacy and ways to measure it". Convenors: IRC, Simavi, Akvo and Location: Sunflower



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