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Only by understanding our place in the wider complex systems that deliver services will we be able to overcome the long-standing challenges in the sector.

TitleKampala WASH Symposium background note : bringing together the 21st Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) meetings and the 2016 WASH Sustainability Forum
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLockwood, H, Krukkert, IJ, Moriarty, PB, Skilling, H
Pagination7 p. : 1 fig.
Date Published03/2016
PublisherIRC and Aguaconsult
Place PublishedThe Hague, the Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish

The Kampala WASH Symposium, to be held in Uganda on June 20-23, 2016, will look beyond the conventional notion of ‘projects’ to explore how WASH actors can and should work together within the wider complex systems that deliver services. This event will bring emerging thinking on how to drive whole-system change and support the building of robust national systems at scale capable of providing universal access. It will focus on the changes that are necessary for how externally supported WASH interventions are conceived, implemented and sustained over time. This short background paper sets out the critical issues to be discussed at the forum and argues that only by understanding our place in such complex systems will we be able to overcome the long-standing challenges in the sector.


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