United Nations Children’s Fund / World Health Organization / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit / WaterAid / Sustainable Sanitation Alliance / Save the Children

Launch of JMP 2018 global baseline on WASH in Schools

Tuesday 28 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: NL 353
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In 2018 the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) will launch the first comprehensive national, regional and global baseline estimates for basic WASH services in schools (SDG 4a). This event will present highlights from the report and convene key stakeholders to discuss the implications of the SDG baselines for future policy and programming on WASH in Schools.

Government officials and international agencies will discuss the report findings and present case study examples of ongoing efforts to establish and strengthen national systems for monitoring WASH in Schools and to use the data to identify specific challenges and areas for technical and financial assistance. Participants will identify priority issues to be addressed in order to enhance monitoring of WASH in Schools during the SDG period and to ensure that no child is left behind.

The event will be co-convened by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP), GIZ, WaterAid, Sustainable Sanitation Alliance, and Save the Children with contributions from Serbia, Lebanon, Malawi, Philippines, Administrative Staff College of India and South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization.



Programme

9:00 Welcome

- Silvia Gaya (UNICEF)

9:05 Highlights of JMP 2018 global baseline report on WASH in Schools 

- Tom Slaymaker, Rick Johnston & Christie Chatterley (WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene)

9:30 Questions & Answers 

- All

9:40 Panel discussion of country case studies of WASH in Schools monitoring 

- Abram Abanil (MoE, Philippines)

- Bella Monze (GIZ)

- Carol Awad (UNICEF, Palestine)

- Mohini Venkatesh (Save the Children)

- Therese Mahon (WaterAid, South Asia)

- Administrative Staff College of India

10:25 Summary and wrap up

- Bruce Gordon (WHO)