Skip to main content


Find out about events, conferences, workshops and courses in which we and our partners participate.

For other events see the WASH Events Calendar.

In The Netherlands we organise WASH Debates on wicked topics facing the sector.

Sign up for WASH Debates announcements & updates

Mole XXXI WASH Conference, 03-06 November 2020, Accra, Ghana

3rd Nov 2020 to 6th Nov 2020

Mole Conference website

The theme of the conference is: Prioritising and refocusing sustainable WASH services delivery – lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. IRC Ghana and partners will host a side-event on 3 November on leaving no one behind.

Attendants of a former Mole conference

Social inclusion side event

Side event on ‘Leave No One Behind’ - Social Inclusion for sustainable WASH and water resource management | Venue: Hillview Hotel, Teiman, Abokobi-Accra | Date: November 3, 2020 | Time: 14:30 – 15:50 | Organised by IRC, Hope for Future Generations and CONIWAS

Improved water resource management and access to water and sanitation for all are essential for eradicating poverty, building peaceful and prosperous societies, and ensuring that ‘no one is left behind’ on the path towards sustainable development. With about 10 years to the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda, there is the need to ensure that social inclusion is properly addressed. This can be achieved through capacity development, programme design, implementation and monitoring to enhance the understanding on who does and does not have access to WASH services, who uses and benefits from the programmes, and the impact of the programmes on substantive equality and inclusion.

The objective of the session is to collectively engage in understanding the marginalisation framework and how to design and implement social inclusion programmes. Participants will gain understanding of: i) what we mean by ‘Leave No One Behind’; ii)  what needs to be done to identify excluded groups, even when they are largely invisible; iii) what are the barriers to their inclusion and root causes of their exclusion; and iv) what can be done and what roles can different stakeholders play to accelerate implementation of social inclusion programmes?

The side event will entail an overview presentation on social inclusion key concepts; sharing of case study of Tarkwa Nsuaem with a mix of games and energisers, and buzz group discussions linked to programming.  

The full agenda for the whole conference can be downloaded here.