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Kampala WASH Symposium: Outcome Report 2016

The Symposium was not “business as usual” in three significant ways: it was held in a developing country and co-hosted by the Government of Uganda, more government officials not only attended but presented than ever before, and attendees saw real-world examples of whole system approaches through field trips and open houses. The Symposium combined the 21st Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) meeting and the 6th Sustainability Forum to bring a much needed focus on sanitation systems, in addition to water and hygiene. While many recognise that water, sanitation, and hygiene must all be improved to lead to lasting benefits, sanitation systems and the factors that lead to lasting improved behaviours are not as well understood than those for water.

The objectives of the Symposium were to:

  • Build common understanding of systems change
  • Identify issues with current approaches to the water and sanitation challenge
  • Identify steps for changing the general approach to delivering more efficient services
TitleKampala WASH Symposium: Outcome Report 2016
Publication TypeConference Report
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSanitation, UMinistry o, IRC, UNICEF, ,, GIZ, ,, GWC, Aguaconsult, ,, .org, SWASH
Pagination21
Date Published06/2016
PublisherIRC, Government of Uganda, UNICEF, USAID, GIZ, WADA, GWC, AguaConsult, SuSanA and SustainableWASH.org
Place PublishedKampala, Uganda
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

The Symposium was not “business as usual” in three significant ways: it was held in a developing country and co-hosted by the Government of Uganda, more government officials not only attended but presented than ever before, and attendees saw real-world examples of whole system approaches through field trips and open houses. The Symposium combined the 21st Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) meeting and the 6th Sustainability Forum to bring a much needed focus on sanitation systems, in addition to water and hygiene. While many recognise that water, sanitation, and hygiene must all be improved to lead to lasting benefits, sanitation systems and the factors that lead to lasting improved behaviours are not as well understood than those for water.

The objectives of the Symposium were to:

  • Build common understanding of systems change
  • Identify issues with current approaches to the water and sanitation challenge
  • Identify steps for changing the general approach to delivering more efficient services

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