AfricaSan 3 taking place in Kigali, Rwanda from 19-21 July 2011

Preparations have started for AfricaSan 3, the 3rd African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene. The Rwandan government is hosting the conference, which is being organised by the AMCOW Sanitation Task Force, in the capital Kigali from 19-21 July 2011.

The conference objectives are to:

  • present and exchange knowledge on strategies to overcome key bottlenecks to implementing large scale sanitation and hygiene programs
  • strengthen the evidence base for scaling up sanitation and hygiene programs in Africa
  • kickstart the 5 year drive to get Africa back on track to meet the sanitation MDG and achieve sustainable universal coverage

The preliminary program includes two types of learning opportunities:

  1. Thematic learning exchange which draws from key experiences and studies to address critical issues – these sessions are designed by the conference organisers.
  2. Seminars hosted by agencies or groups of agencies, showcasing their latest thinking and findings – these sessions are designed by the agency in consultation with the conference organizers.

The Second African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene – AfricaSan+5 – took place in Durban, South Africa from February 18–21, 2008. It produced the eThekwini Declaration, which included “firm resolutions to place
sanitation and hygiene at the top of the development agenda in Africa”.

For more info about AfricaSan 3 contact the Conference Director Piers Cross,

13 responses to “AfricaSan 3 taking place in Kigali, Rwanda from 19-21 July 2011

  1. Any call for abstract papers for Africasan3 conference in Kigali

  2. Je suis très attentif aux activités de Africasan en tant que point focal en République du Congo. Par ailleurs d’énormes progrès ont été accomplis ces dernières années notamment sur les latrines pilotées par les communautés dans les zones où les latrines étaient inexistantes. Mais beaucoup reste encore à faire pour atteindre les OMD

  3. L’Afrique à l’orée des OMD doit quadrupler au niveau des pays très en retard, soit 20% de leur budget total d’investissement en matière d’assainissement notamment la latrinisation en tous les milieux pauvres et en milieu scolaire avec l’opération lavage des mains.

    MASSAMBA Bernard, Coordonnateur de la Cellule de Planification Eau et Assainissement Ministère de l’Economie, du Plan, de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de l’intégration ,Point Focal Africasan

  4. I want to now how to get in conferance to one from Kigali

  5. The Organization for Cross-Cultural Exchange (OCCE) is a small organization working in a small village in South Africa. We would like to attend the conference in Rwanda but need to know how beneficial it would be for us since we are not involved in large scale sanitation and hygiene. There are only 220 homes on the village.
    My question, will there be resources for our organization to peruse for small scale operations and/or networking possibilities to link to?
    Thank you
    Brenda Gonzales, Director

  6. abdiwahab A.jama nakruma

    Dear Sir,

    My name is Abdiwahab A. Jama (Nakruma) I am a wash activist in Somaliland.
    and Hygiene and Sanitation officer of Ministry of Health of Somaliland.

    I would like to attend the Third African conference on Sanitation and Hygiene, Kigali, Rwanda. taking place from 19-21 July 2011. please relpy for me as soon as possible i am very interesting to participate that conference thakns alot

    Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.

    Abdiwahab A. Jama (Nakruma)
    Wash Activist
    Hygiene and Sanitation Officer
    Hargeisa, Somaliland.

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  8. Alberto M. Silva

    I would like to register to particpate in the upcoming AfricaSan 3 Conference. Can you please send me the website address or link?

    Many thanks,

    Alberto M. Silva
    CIDA – Canadian Cooperation Office

  9. SaniTec Madagascar wishes AfricaSan meeting a great success and pray the event bring worthwhile resolution to exactly identify the needs to improve Sanitation to achieve our goals.


    Note: SaniTec is a pioneer industry and a hub of innovations for Affordable and Proper Sanitation Technologies which can cater the needs of African Continent

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