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Published on: 08/01/2016

Mohamuni Anglo Pali High School, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Photo: Petra Brussee/IRC

SACOSAN-VI will be hosted by Bangladesh from 11-13 January 2016 in Dhaka. The motto is: "Better Sanitation, Better life".

SACOSAN is a government-led biennial convention held on a rotational basis in each member country of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to provide a platform for interaction on sanitation. The aim is to develop a Regional agenda on sanitation, enabling learning from the past experiences and setting actions for the future. Accelerating progress in sanitation and hygiene promotion in South Asia will improve the quality of people's lives. The SACOSAN process helps generate political will towards better sanitation in the region.

The participating countries from South Asia are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Side event

IRC will be co-hosting with a side event with BRAC and SPLASH! at SACOSAN-VI. Please come and join us.

"Sharing and using data for decision making – WASH in Schools" – side event on Tuesday 12 Jan 2016, 17:00 – 18:00 hrs. (venue: Ex. Lounge-GF)

Description: We believe that to achieve sustainable services for all it is important to know the current stituation and to gather evidence on what it takes to improve them. Join us to talk about sharing data for decision making. You will learn about the work of SPLASH! in India and Nepal and about a BRAC WASH/IRC study on the costs of school WASH in Bangladesh

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