Nepal: civil society consultation on SACOSAN

A consultation programme with civil society representatives was organized in […] Narayangadh on September 23, 2008 for the preparation of third South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN). In the programme organized in the coordination of NGO Forum for Urban Water & Sanitation and Freshwater Action Network (FAN) Nepal, the participants have strongly demanded that the government should focus on the common issue of sanitation.

The consultation programme was focused on four major themes including Sanitation and Sustainability, Sanitation and its correlation with development, Future aspects of sanitation and strengthening institutional arrangement for sanitation.

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Complaining that the Nepal Government had made many commitments in the previous two SACOSAN conferences held in Dhaka and Islamabad but has not fulfilled them, executive director of NGO Forum for Urban Water & Sanitation Prakash Amatya said, “This consultation programme is organized to raise civil society voices in the third SACOSAN conference to be held in New Delhi in the near future.”

[G]eneral secretary of Federation of Drinking Water and Sanitation Users Nepal Indra Tamang told that there should be separate line of budget for sanitation.

Source: NGO Forum, 29 Sep 2008

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