Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)
September 23, 2011

In less than three weeks, hundreds of sanitation and hygiene professionals will gather for the Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene (www.wsscc-global-forum.org). The timing could not be more critical: 2.6 billion people still do not have safe sanitation, and the sanitation target is the most off-track Millennium Development Goal target.

The Global Forum hopes to help change that by accelerating progress through a unique focus on leadership, behavior change, equity and practitioner-focused communities of practice.

Banner for the Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene

The Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene is a prime opportunity to share ideas that can improve the lives of those 2.6 billion people. The Forum will not be a talk shop. Instead, it will facilitate learning and sharing between practitioners, policymakers and other experts inside and outside of the sanitation sector, and it will energize professional communities by focusing exclusively on sanitation and hygiene. It will also showcase knowledge, investment, communications, advocacy, partnership and networking approaches, as well as strengthen national, regional, South-South, and global dialogue and collaboration.

The week’s deep and diverse programme includes the following plenary, break-out and workshop sessions, each with dynamic speakers and presentations:
• Plenary sessions: Inspire to Act; Breaking the Mould; What Changes Behaviour; Getting from Small to Big; Looking at Sanitation from the Lens of the Vulnerable; What Success Would Look Like with an Equity Lens; Sharing Across the Regional Sanitation Conferences; Regional Reports on Key Actions; Closing Plenary: Where Do We Go From Here?
• Break-out sessions: Exploring Private Sector Partnerships in Behaviour Change; Rewards, Sanctions and Benchmarking as Tools for Behaviour Change; WASH Advocacy: How to Win Minds and Hearts; Total Sanitation: Reaching Many Millions; The CLTS Debate; Communications for Change; Urban Sanitation at Scale; Designing for the Human Life Cycle; Governance for Equity; Monitoring for Equity; Financing for Equity; Knowledge and Network Partnerships
• Training sessions: Communications for Behavioural Impact (COMBI); CLTS 101: An Introduction; Sanitation Marketing; Equitable Service Delivery; Using Dev Info to Monitor Equity in Human Development; Monitoring Behaviour Change
• Field visits: Urban and rural sanitation field visits
• Events: WSSCC Membership; The Latest on Handwashing: Who, When and How?

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is the conference host and organizer, and has been busy together with a number of partners putting the final touches on the programme, adding new sessions, confirming speakers, developing a WASH Fair, and much more.

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