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:
- Thematic learning exchange which draws from key experiences and studies to address critical issues – these sessions are designed by the conference organisers.
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org