Exploring Urban Sanitation at the Nexus of Government and Enterprise

Thursday 27 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: L9

This event will be facilitated by USAID and WSUP. It will feature three 15 minute technical presentations, followed by a game that will encourage participants to explore the nexus between government and enterprise for improved urban sanitation service delivery. Participants will be presented with a hypothetical urban sanitation scenario, and will be asked to propose potential approaches to effectively engage the private sector and government stakeholders to reach desired service outcomes. Following the game, technical experts from USAID and WSUP will facilitate a participatory discussion. USAID and WSUP facilitators will synthesize points from the discussion, and will offer key concluding messages pertaining to the importance of private sector engagement and participation of state and local government stakeholders.  


09:00 The challenge of urban sanitation

Jesse Shapiro, Jeff Goldberg, and Barbara Senkwe, USAID

09:10 Juba, South Sudan: City-wide sanitation reform and investment planning

Chris Swaka, Mayor of Juba, South Sudan

09:25 Putting City-Wide Poor inclusive Sanitation Services into Practice – reflections on Lusaka

Isabel Blackett, World Bank Global Water Practice – Water and Sanitation Program

09:40 Enterprise development and consumer behaviour change for sanitation services

Sam Drabble, WSUP 10

09:55 Visakhapatnam, India: Landscaping urban sanitation

Municipal Commissioner for the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation

10:10 Moderated panel discussion and plenary to identify key recommendations and conclusions

Jesse Shapiro, Jeff Goldberg, and Barbara Senkwe, USAID