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The Sanitation Action Summit in Mumbai aims to foster dialogue on sanitation for vulnerable groups in India.

WSSCC kicks off a Sanitation Action Summit to accelerate progress on WASH by giving voice to the needs of India’s most vulnerable citizens.

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Sanitation Action Summit 2016 – Reflections

Sanitation Action Summit
The Sanitation Action Summit in Mumbai brought together policymakers, representatives from marginalized communities, and global citizens to share experiences and identify solutions that help enable a truly open defecation free India by 2019. This report describes how the summit came about, and who came to listen, share and learn. It also highlights the challenges faced and opportunities present for achieving equitable, safe sanitation and hygiene for all in India.

Sanitation Action Summit 2016 – Programme

Equality
Is everyone able to use safe and decent facilities all of the time? What about when they leave their household? When they have had an accident or have a disabled family member? How many blind people are able to participate in a community based sanitation triggering? Does the benefit of improved access to toilets also come with a de facto responsibility to manage one’s own excreta? Women and girls menstruate. How will we break the silence on an issue shrouded in shame and secrecy for centuries? How to ensure pride in one’s own body, the ability to talk without shame and demand safe facilities? These are just a few of the questions that will be explored by government, representatives from marginalized communities, academia, private sector, development partners and global citizens during the Sanitation Action Summit in Mumbai on 18 November. To find out more about the event, download our programme overview.

Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene – Insights on Leadership, ...

Collaboration
The first-ever WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene took place in Mumbai, India. From 9-14 October 2011, WSSCC brought together some 500 sanitation and hygiene professionals and WSSCC members, as well as communicators, educators, health professionals, architects, academics, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, leaders and professionals from other disciplines. “Insights on Leadership, Action and Change” has been developed as a comprehensive work of reference from the event and is centred upon the key themes of the Forum: Leadership, Equity and Inclusion, Behaviour Change, Accelerating Change and Partnerships. It also builds upon the aide memoir entitled Highlights of the Forum report, published in October 2011.Le premier Forum mondial du WSSCC sur l’assainissement et l’hygiène s’est tenu à Mumbai, en Inde. Il a servi de principale plateforme de discussion sur les moyens de faire progresser l’assainissement et l’hygiène. Du 9 au 14 octobre 2011, l’événement a réuni quelque 500 professionnels de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène et membres du WSSCC, communicateurs, éducateurs, spécialistes de l’assainissement, architectes, universitaires, entrepreneurs sociaux, philanthropes, leaders et autres. Cette rencontre s’est tenue sous les auspices conjoints du Gouvernement indien et du Gouvernement du Maharashtra, et grâce au soutien généreux des donateurs et partenaires du WSSCC. Dans le sillage de cet événement, la présente publication, « Aperçu sur le leadership, l’action, et le changement » a été conçue dans le but de servir d’ouvrage de référence s’adressant principalement aux membres du WSSCC, aux praticiens de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène, et aux décisionnaires.

Highlights from the 2011 WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hyg...

WSSCC General
The first-ever WSSCC Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene took place from 9 to 14 October 2011 in Mumbai, India. WSSCC brought together almost 500 sanitation and hygiene professionals and WSSCC members, as well as communicators, educators, health professionals, architects, academics, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, leaders and professionals from other disciplines. Participants came from over 70 countries. A third came to the Forum from Africa, half from Asia and the remainder from Europe and the Americas. They spent a week networking, sharing, learning, strategizing and building momentum. This report is intended to bring out the highlights of the week, take home messages and an overall call to action. It also provides practical information about the Community of Practice and WASH Fair.