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Find out about events, conferences, workshops and courses in which we and our partners participate. For other events see the WASH Events Calendar.

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UNC Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 7-11 Oct 2019

7th Oct 2019 to 11th Oct 2019

Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy

Bringing together research with policy, practice and networking events.

The 2019 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, organised by the Water Institute at UNC explores drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.

IRC and partners will be organising a number of side events and presentations at the UNC Water and Health Conference, find the overview below:

Monday 7 October 2019

Time/Room

Session Title

Convenors

8:30-10:00am
Dogwood

WASH Systems Strengthening in 6 African Countries: The Journey So Far

IRC, Conrad N Hilton Foundation

8:30-10:00am
Bellflower

"Are We on Track?" Using Evidence to Adapt WASH Programs for Sustainable, Inclusive Outcomes

CARE, WaterAid, Water For People

10:30am-12:00pm
Dogwood

Rethinking Rural Sanitation: Equitable, Flexible and Adaptive Rural Sanitation Programmes at Scale

World Bank, UNICEF, WaterAid, Plan International

10:30am-12:00pm
Redbud

Existing Evidence on WASH for Nutrition: Implications for Programming and Policy. Where to now?

WaterAid, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank

10:30am-12:00pm
Mountain Laurel

Getting Traction with Collective Action: Energising and Empowering Local Systems for WASH Services

USAID, University of Colorado Boulder (UCB), Tetra Tech, IRC, Millennium Water Alliance, Hilton Foundation

2:30pm
Bellflower

National Advocacy for Menstrual Hygiene Management in Uganda – Policy Achievements and the Role of Government

Jane Nabunnya Mulumba, IRC Uganda

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Time / Room

Session Title

Panelists/Conveners 

8:30–10:00am
Windflower

You Talk a Big (Systems Change) Talk… Now Measure It

Water For People, Environmental Incentives, Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership

8:30–10:00am
Sunflower

Using Prize Mechanism to Induce Public Private Partnership Financing of Sanitation: Lessons from Ghana

IRC Ghana, Community Water and Sanitation Agency Ghana, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, IMC Worldwide

1:00pm
Plenary

Breaking Up is Hard to Do – Planning an Exit Strategy

Clarissa Brocklehurst - The Water Institute at UNC
Eleanor Allen –Water for People
Osei Assibey Antwi - Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly
Vida Duti – IRC Ghana
Stuart Kempster – WaterAid
Patrick Moriarty – IRC
Peter Opwanya – Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Time / Room

Session Title

Conveners 

8:30-10:00am
Windflower

Professionalised Customer Support to Increase Quality, Accountability, Collaborative Practice, and Mobilise Popular Support for WASH

IRC Ghana, Netcentric Campaigns, Asutifi North District Assembly, Conrad N.Hilton Foundation

10:30am-12:00pm
Dogwood

From Data to Decisions: Promoting Evidence-based Decision Making through External Investments in Country-led Monitoring

 

WaterAid

10:30am-12:00pm
Bellflower

Sanitation Workers: The Missing Link in the Sanitation Chain

The World Bank, WaterAid, ILO, WHO

10:30am-12:00pm
Azalea

De-bunking Myths About Market-based Approaches in ‘Difficult’ Contexts

Oxfam GB, Water for Good

4:00pm
Windflower

Capacity-building for Improved WASH Governance through Tracking and Analysis of Decentralised Budgets and Financial Systems

Ruchika Shiva, IRC

Thursday 10 October 2019

Time / Room

Session Title

Conveners 

8:30-10:00am
Redbud

Resilient WASH: A Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation

WaterAid America

10:30am-12:00pm
Mountain Laurel

Gender Integration into WASH Programming – Not Just Numbers of Women

CARE, Emory, IRIS

Friday 11 October 2019

Time / Room

Session Title

Conveners 

8:30-10:00am
Dogwood

Self-supply: Towards Affordable Water for All -Benefits, Concerns, and Case Studies

Mercer University, MWA, IRC

8:30-10:00am
Bellflower

Making Agriculture Water-smart: Systems Change Approaches for Water and Food Security

CARE

8:30-10:00am
Mountain Laurel

Training on One of the Five Commitments for Gender and WASH in Emergencies

CARE

10:30am-12:00pm
Dogwood

Self-supply: The Potential Role of SMART Centers as a Hub for Building Value Chains to Reach Those Being Left Behind with WaSH

WaterAid

POSTERS

Title

Presenter 

From Aspirations to Reality: Crunching the Numbers on Universal WASH Services (Tuesday 8 October)

Angela Huston, IRC

Using mWater for Faster Response to Fix Water Points Post Cyclone Idai in Malawi (Tuesday 8 October)

Kelly Alexander, CARE

“Women Can Only Plant Onions” – Expanding the Role, Skills and Voice of Women Farmers (Wednesday 9 October)

Kelly Alexander, CARE

Understanding Shared Latrine Use and Dynamics In Rural Cambodia (Thursday 10 October)

Chreay Pom, Rafael Catalla, Sina Nong
Causal Design, Plan International, WaterAid

The Challenges of Running Shared Toilets in a City with Lacking Systematic Faecal Sludge Management (Thursday 10 October)

Kamal Farah, CARE

Exemplary Leadership Promotes Community Sanitation, Improves Water Safety Planning (Thursday 10 October)

Lydia Mirembe-Ssenyonjo, IRC Uganda