SACOSAN-V – South Asian Conference on Sanitation, 11-13 November 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal

sacosanV-logoHeads of delegation from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will join other delegates from government, UN agencies, civil society and private sector to once again discuss the “biggest sanitation challenge in the world”.

There are around 700 million South Asians who still defecate in the open. At SACOSAN-IV held in April 2011 in Sri Lanka, South Asian ministers promised to set up a national body in each country to “coordinate sanitation and hygiene, involving all stakeholders”.

SACOSAN-V is being organised by the Nepal Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS).

The SACOSAN-V theme is: “Sanitation for All : All for Sanitation”.

Programme outline: Public Opening (10 November), Meeting of Ministers, Technical focus sessions, Plenaries, Public sessions, Panel discussions, Declarations, Exhibitions, Field visits (14 November).

Session topics (Download Concept Paper):

Topic Lead Country Partner involved
Sanitation and Health Afghanistan UNICEF
Community Wide Sanitation and Sustainability Bangladesh WSP
School Sanitation Bhutan WHO
Reaching the Unreached India FANSA
Sanitation Technology and Marketing Maldives WHO
Media Advocacy and Sanitation Nepal WaterAid
Urban Sanitation Pakistan WaterAid
Knowledge Management and Networking Sri Lanka UNICEF

For more information go to: www.sacosanv.gov.np

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4 responses to “SACOSAN-V – South Asian Conference on Sanitation, 11-13 November 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal

  1. Nripendra Kumar Sarma, Guwahati, Assam (India )

    Dear All,
    My Best Wishes for a Great Success of the forthcoming SACOSAN-V to discuss the “Biggest Sanition Challenge in the World” and especially that in the South Asian Region.
    Hope, it will pave the future roadmap to ensue ” Sanitation for All : All for Sanitation”.
    Thanking You.
    Regards.
    Nripendra Kumar Sarma
    Guwahati, Assam, India

    • Dear Mr Sharma- can you send me your email address at archana.patkar@wsscc.org and all contact numbers. Oliver Jones- Project officer for GSF and myself are travelling to India together and would like to meet with you in Delhi or have a telephone call to discuss the concerns you shared with me at the state Secretaries meeting. Grateful for all contact details so that we can have a proper meeting. We will be in Ranchi from 11th to the 14th and then in Delhi 15th and 16th. We can either fix a telephone or in person meeting as per your convenience.

  2. Dear Mr Sharma- can you send me your email address at archana.patkar@wsscc.org and all contact numbers. Oliver Jones- Project officer for GSF and myself are travelling to India together and would like to meet with you in Delhi or have a telephone call to discuss the concerns you shared with me at the state Secretaries meeting. Grateful for all contact details so that we can have a proper meeting. We will be in Ranchi from 11th to the 14th and then in Delhi 15th and 16th. We can either fix a telephone or in person meeting as per your convenience.

  3. Dear All
    My best wishes for a great members of the fifth SACOSAN to discussed the biggest sanitation challenge in the would. specially in the south Asian region.
    I am from Afghanistan participated as a delegate in the SACOSAV conference in Kathmando it was a great mission for me I hope it will pave roadmap to ensue. SANITATION FOR ALL & ALL FOR SANITATION.
    Thanks a lot
    BR
    Hafiza

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