Population Services International / SNV

Pieces of the Puzzle: Achieving Sustainable Rural Sanitation at Scale

Thursday 27 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: NL 357
Rural Sanitation in India, Kiran Thejaswi, PSI

A great deal has been learned in the past few years about what is working and what is not towards achieving progress for rural sanitation, and particular themes have emerged in the effort to reach scale: finance, government engagement and a consumer focus such as product design and demand creation,  and – underpinning each of these components – partnerships. With the shift of focus in 2015 towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and achieving universal use of sanitation products and services, it’s time to act bigger and bolder about how to model success and bring lasting change. To fulfil these big goals, we must be transformative; partnership-driven and use system-wide approaches

The event will bring together key players currently active in efforts to scale up universal use of sanitation services to unpack some of the key pieces of the puzzle and offer insight on what is still missing. 


14:00-14:05 - Arrival of Participants
14:05-14:10 - Welcome, introductions - John Sauer, PSI
14:10-14:20 - Key Note Address - Frank Heinrich, German Parliamentarian (tbc)
14:20-14:30 - Introductions of the Topics:
                      Government Engagement, Antoinette Kome, SNV
                      Behavior Change, Darren Saywell, Plan
                      Product Design, Steve Sugden, Water For People
                      Private Financing: John Sauer, PSI
                      Public Financing: Ingeborg Krukkert, IRC
14:30-15:00 - Breakout groups - participants select to attend two, 15-minute discussions
15:00-15:25 - Panel Discussion
                      [Panelists same as above presenters]
15:25-15:30 - Closing