An emerging framework for monitoring WASH in the post-2015 era

Tuesday 25 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: FH 307

The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Drinking-Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) has been monitoring drinking-water and sanitation globally since 1990 and throughout the MDG period. Since 2011, JMP has convened a series of consultations on possible targets and indicators for WASH in the post-2015 era, involving over 70 leading organizations in the sector and resulting in proposed indicators and definitions which have fed into broader post-2015 processes. On the basis of these consultations, and with reference to possible post-2015 targets proposed by the Open Working Group, JMP has developed a set of possible indicators and definitions for monitoring of new WASH targets. These include measures of safe and affordable drinking-water, adequate sanitation and hygiene, and open defecation.  This session will present the proposed indicators and sources of data, along with plans to track inequalities in status and trends.

Programme

09:00    Opening of session and introductions. 
Sanjay Wijesekera (UNICEF) and Bruce Gordon (WHO)

09:10    Monitoring the OWG targets, Tracking Inequalities. 
Tom Slaymaker (UNICEF)

09:25    New areas: monitoring of hygiene, WASH in Schools and Health Facilities. Rick Johnston (WHO)

09:40    Discussion

09:50    Safely Managed Drinking-Water (Tom Slaymaker, UNICEF)

10:05    Safely Managed Sanitation (Rick Johnston, WHO)

10:20    Discussion

10:30     Closure of session. 
Sanjay Wijesekera (UNICEF) and Bruce Gordon (WHO)