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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/

SuSanA seminar on sustainable sanitation to formulate five key messages for the Africa Water Week

SuSanA special seminar: “Organizational co-learning for up scaling sustainable sanitation in Sub-Sahara Africa” at the Africa Water Week (AWW) in Johannesburg South Africa on Sunday, the 8th November 2009

The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) is a loose network of organizations, NGOs, research institutions and individuals which contribute to the achievement of the MDGs by promoting sanitation systems which take into consideration all aspects of sustainability.

This special seminar convened by SuSanA will focus on Organizational co-learning for up scaling sustainable sanitation in Sub-Sahara Africa. The main aim is to share experiences, trends, challenges and knowledge, as well as formulate five key messages for the 2nd Africa Water Week. Other co-conveners are Water and Research Commission (WRC) South Africa, GTZ and SEI. Furthermore SuSanA will organize an exposition stand at the official AWW area as a joint effort of SuSanA partners (WRC, SEI, GTZ, etc.).

Venue : Gallagher Convention Center, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Time : 10:00 to 17:00 (+ optional dinner / informal discussions)

More information:

Contact: Steffen Blume and Elisabeth von Muench, SuSanA Secretariat, www.susana.org, e-mail: steffen.blume [at] gtz.de

9th SuSanA meeting, 16-17 May 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The 9th meeting of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) will be held in Addis Ababa, directly prior to the 34th WEDC international conference. The meeting will be hosted by WSP and the Ethiopian WASH coalition.

  • Day 1 (Saturday) will focus on working group meetings.
  • Day 2 (Sunday) will focus on presentation of results form the working groups and developments in SuSanA, and is open to potential new members (e.g. participants from the WEDC conference).

A limited number of travel scholarships is available for presenters of accepted papers of the WEDC conference who reside in developing countries.

Contact: info [at] susana.org

More information will follow on the SuSaNa web site

5th SuSanA Meeting, 15-17 February 2008 in Durban, South Africa

Organiser: WRC (Water Resource Commission, South Africa), GTZ
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC) Durban

The next meeting of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) will be held in Durban, South Africa just before the AfricaSan+5 conference. The meeting is planned to monitor progress of the working groups and other activities of the SuSanA, and update and coordinate the commitments of the partners. The meeting is open for all who want to actively contribute to the aims of the SuSanA. Groups, persons, institutions working on sustainable sanitation issues, that have not been at the first SuSanA meetings in Eschborn, Duebendorf, Stockholm and New Delhi and are interested in joining the “Sustainable Sanitation Alliance”, are very welcome to participate.

On Friday evening (February 15th 2008) from 18:00 to 20:00 a meeting of the SuSanA working group on sustainable sanitation for cities is planned.

Furthermore a SuSanA side-event is foreseen as an official part of the AfricaSan+5 on Sunday, February 17th 2008 followed by an AfricaSan+5 Meet and Greet co-hosted by the SuSanA.

Contact: info@sustainable-sanitation-alliance.org