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12 March – SuSanA​​–WASHtech webinar on Technology Applicability Framework (TAF)

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12 March -16h00 : SuSanA​​–WASHtech webinar on Technology Applicability Framework (TAF)

SuSanA secretariat and WASHtech invites you to participate in a webinar that will present and discuss the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) developed during the WASHtech project: www.washtechnologies.net

When: 16h00 CET on 12th March 2014 (Time converter: www.worldtimebuddy.com/)

Webinar outline:

15h30- Webinar room open
16h00- Welcome by Trevor Surridge (SuSanA secretariat)
16h05- Introduction to TAF by André Olschewski (Skat Foundation)
16h15- Questions on André’s presentation
16h20- Experiences using TAF in Ghana by Benedict Tuffuor (TREND)
16h30- Questions on Benedict’s presentation
16h35- WaterAid’s experience adapting and applying the TAF to a pour-flush toilet option in the Nicaraguan Caribbean by Joshua Briemberg (WaterAid)
16h45- Questions on Joshua presentation leading into an open Q&A session
16h59- Closing and wrap-up from Trevor
17h00- End of Webinar

Webinar Chair: Trevor Surridge (SuSanA secretariat)
Moderation Support: Sean Furey (Skat Foundation)

To participate you need to register:
To register send an email to ruralwater@skat.ch and clearly state “TAF webinar” in the subject and you will be sent an invitation link to the Webinar.

Technical requirements:
For the technical requirements for WebEx:

If you have any questions about the webinar post them in reply to this post or email them to info@susana.org.

SEI and SuSanA to lead new sanitation learning & sharing platform for Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has chosen the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) to lead a new sanitation learning and sharing platform.

The Gates Foundation’s Sanitation Science and Technology Programme has over 80 projects. SEI and SuSanA have been tasked to share the results from these projects in an open public forum engaging a broad range of experts and the general public.

Over the next 15 months SEI will work with the Programme Grantees of the Foundation in order to broaden understanding and discussion about their work. The grantees will be encouraged to work through the SuSanA that has about 200 institutional members and some 2000 discussants on its Discussion Forum (www.forum.susana.org).

In August 2012, the Foundation gave a grant to the Water and Sanitation for   Africa (WSA) to set up the Africa Sanitation Think Tank (ASTT).

Related web sites:

Source: SEI, 09 Nov 2012

Videos and more from the vibrant Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) meeting during Stockholm World Water week

Sustainable sanitation experts and enthusiast gathered at the SuSanA meeting in Stockholm two weeks ago where they exchanged experiences from their global programmes, networked and begun conversations about future collaboration. The meeting material, which includes videos of the presentations, powerpoint presentations for download and photos are now available online. 

  • The meeting page - Links to all the presentations, the videos and the photos from the meeting

Moreover be aware of the vibrant discussions that are taking place on the SuSanA forum that have resulted out of the meeting two weeks ago.

  • About the meeting here.
  • A new initiative by working group 5 here.
  • The drafting of a mission statement for SuSanA here.
  • Discussion on SuSanA partner mapping here.
  • Discussion on the post-2015 indicators for sanitation here.

Feel free to take part in the discussion and become part of the SuSanA community.

Two new SuSanA factsheets printed: Schools and Operation & Maintenance

The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) has published two new 8-page factsheets:

SuSanA seminars at AfricaSan3

The Government of Rwanda is hosting the AfricaSan 3 conference, which is being organised by the AMCOW Sanitation Task Force, from 19-21 July 2011 in the capital Kigali. SuSanA will be organising two seminars in the AfricaSan 3 on the following topics:

- The learning network’s approach to sustainable sanitation for all (www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/side-events/173-side-events/573-july-2011-seminar-at-africasan3-by-giz-on-behalf-of-susana)

- Linkages between Agriculture and Productive Sanitation: Scaling up Ecosan in Africa (www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/side-events/173-side-events/572-july-2011-seminar-at-africasan3-by-sei-on-behalf-of-susana)

More information on AfricaSan 3: www.africasan3.com

Registration for 13th SuSanA meeting in Kigali, Rwanda (17-18 July 2011)

The 13th SuSanA meeting will take place on 17-18 July 2011 in Kigali, Rwanda just before the AfricaSan 3. The SuSanA meeting will be co-hosted by the Ministry of Health of Rwanda, UNICEF Rwanda and the SuSanA secretariat. The registration for the meeting is now open.

Registration link:  www.susana.org/registration-susana-meeting

For more information on the agenda of the SuSanA meeting, visa, health requirements and hotel accommodation please visit the SuSanA website here: www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/july-2011-kigali-no-13.

SuSanA engagement in the five year drive for sustainable sanitation

Concept note: SuSanA engagement in the five year drive for sustainable sanitation

Link to Concept Note

As a follow-up to International Year of Sanitation (2008) and in the effort to attain sanitation and hygiene Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets, Sustainable Sanitation 5 Year Drive to 2015 (5YD) was conceptualized by the United Nation Secretariat Advisory Board (UNSGAB) members. The idea being that, ‘the 5YD is an advocacy vehicle to keep sanitation high on the political agenda, promote national coordination, improve sanitation monitoring while supporting sustainable sanitation solutions – all in all in an effort to meet the sanitation target. The Drive aims to invigorate, galvanize and re-focus international, regional and national activities in the field of sanitation and maintain the momentum through raising awareness and facilitating action. The concept was drafted based on a recommendation made in The UN-Water Global Annual Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) report of 2010.

The Five Year Drive was officially adopted by Resolution A/RES/65/153 of the UN General Assembly on December 20, 2010 and now serves as a tool for engaging countries as well as non-state stakeholders for improving access to sanitation worldwide.

The official launch of 5YD will take place in the presence of the UN Secretary General during the UNSGAB meeting to be held from 21-23 June 2011 in New York City. In addition regional launches are planned at the 4th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN IV) in April 2011 and at the 3rd African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene (AfricaSan3) in July 2011.

Read the full text of UN Resolution 65/153

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) meeting – September 4, 2010

12th SuSanA meeting to be held on 4th September in Stockholm.

We would like to encourage you to attend the upcoming SuSanA meeting in Stockholm just prior to the Stockholm World Water Week.

The meeting will take place on the 4th September 2010 at the Stockholmn Environment Institute (SEI), Kräftriket hus 4 (Roslagsvägen 101:4), Stockholm, SE 106 91, Sweden.  Map: http://tinyurl.com/2v85d4b. The event will be hosted by SEI and GTZ.

Working Group Meetings will take place on Friday, 3rd September 2010 from 16:00 – 18:30h which will be followed by an informal dinner of SuSanA partners at 19:00h at Bishops Arms across the street from the Stockholm Central Station, Vasagatan 7. http://tinyurl.com/2ut6j5f

The SuSanA plenary will be organised on Saturday, 4th September 2010 from 09:00 – 20:00h in which the working groups will present their ongoing activities and planned activities for the future. – The draft agenda for the meeting is now available for download (link below). The participation in the meeting is free. If you wish to attend the meeting you are requested to register at the link provided below.

For more information on this event and for scholarship application forms you can visit our new website

SuSanA invites you to become a fan on Facebook

Anyone who likes to use facebook and is interested in sustainable sanitation is welcome to become a fan of SuSanA on facebook. 

The SuSanA secretariat created this facebook page in order to provide fans with a regular flow of snippets of information (status updates every second day) and to allow fans to give us comments and feedback more easily.

As a result, the 300 fans of SuSanA (so far) are beginning to give SuSanA a more personal face!

To join, click here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sustainable-Sanitation-Alliance-SuSanA/319887603833

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) events in March 2010

Below is information on 3 upcoming SuSanA events:

1.  11th SuSanA meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

We would like to invite you to the upcoming 11th SuSanA meeting which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from the 19  to 21 March 2010. The event will be hosted by UN Habitat, ABES, SEI and GTZ. The event is preceded by the Latinosan II Conference in Foz de Iguazu and followed by the World Urban Forum 5 . The draft agenda for the meeting is now available for download (link below).  SuSanA partners/ members and non SuSanA members who wish to attend the meeting are requested register at the link provided below. A limited number of scholarships are available for participants from Latin American region who can make important contributions to one or more of the working groups. Women applicants from  Latin America are especially encouraged to apply. Application material available for download. Application deadline is 28th Feb 2010.

Download draft agenda : http://tiny.cc/dZyHG

Register here : http://tiny.cc/pEdoF

Download application material

For more updated information regarding the event, please visit  our website

2. Dialogue on sustainable sanitation’ at the World Urban Forum 5 (WUF5)

The World Urban Forum will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from  22 to 26 March.  The event is organised by UN Habitat together with the government of Brazil. The main focus of this conference is ‘The Right to the City – Bridging the Urban Divide’. As a part of this activity SuSanA and UN Habitat are organizing a ‘Dialogue on sustainable sanitation’.  High profile prominent speakers are being invited to be a part of this dialogue. The event will also witness the pre-release of the SuSanA book publication on ‘Sustainable Sanitation in cities’ by the working group on Cities.

Download draft agenda : http://tiny.cc/qnGmv

For more information about the WUF5 please visit http://www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=584

3. SuSanA Side event at LatinosanII 2010 in Foz de Iguazu, Brazil

The LatinosanII 2010 conference will be held in Foz de Iguazu, Brazil from  14 to 17 March this year. The event is organised by ABES/AIDIS on behalf of the Brazilian government. There will be five sessions, where all South American countries will present themselves. The main focus of this event will be mainly sanitation from a political point of view. SuSanA has planned a side event during this conference on  17 March. The side event will focus on food security, school sanitation and sustainable sanitation in cities. More information about the event will be provided at a later date.

Download draft agenda : http://tiny.cc/sasIu

Visit Latinosan website : http://latinosan2010.org.br/