17th SuSanA Meeting on 31 August 2013 in Stockholm at the World Water Week -- with feedback

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Re: Registration is now open for the 17th SuSanA Meeting on 31 August 2013 in Stockholm

Dear all,

Stockholm is calling! Here at SEI we are all looking forward to meet you in a weeks time. We have an exiting meeting in front of us, where we will be discussing how SuSanA can continue to accompany and provide support to fulfillment of the MDGs moreover how the alliance best can support the development and implementation of the Global Sustainable Development Goals. We are also looking forward to have our fantastic SuSanA member and 2013 World Water Week Laureate Dr Peter Morgan with us during the meeting. In our group meeting we will catch up with exiting progress brought forward by SuSanA members!
To all of you who have decided to come but yet not registered,please do so asap!
To all of you who have not decided if you will join us or not, do not hesitate to come we are all here waiting for you promising you an inspiring day !

Hope to see you soon!
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Re: Registration is now open for the 17th SuSanA Meeting on 31 August 2013 in Stockholm

I got this information by e-mail yesterday and thought it's relevant to all. Note in particular the option to attend the SuSanA meeting online via streaming internet video. That sounds good!? Trevor/Madeleine, can you tell us more about this? Is the number of participants limited or unlimited for it?

Oh and if anyone is tweeting about the meeting (with Twitter), please use the hashtag #17susana for it. Thanks.

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Dear colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to SuSanA events that are going to take place before and during the Stockholm World Water Week:

1. The 17th SuSanA meeting, Saturday, 31 August, at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

2. SuSanA working group meetings, 1 – 5 September, at the World Water Week
We expect to have an exciting and inspiring SuSanA meeting on 31 of August, where we will be discussing how the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) can continue to accompany and provide support to fulfillment of the (post-)MDGs and Global Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, we are going to celebrate the extraordinary achievements by SuSanA members, the two most prominent being this year’s Stockholm Water Prize Laureate

Dr. Peter Morgan, who will be attending the meeting and Jack Sim (WTO) for successfully pushing for the UN recognition of the World Toilet Day as an official UN day, who will be with us live by video streaming.

If you are not in Stockholm you can join the meeting via the Web Streaming that will be activated on 31 August at this link: www2.it.su.se/film/rc

Overview of SuSanA working group meetings during the SWWW:

• Sunday, 1 September:

o WG 1 “Capacity Development” meeting: 15:00 - 17:00, meeting point at the lobby in front of the Parkside Restaurant (the upper lunch voucher dining hall)
o WG 6 “Cities and planning” meeting: 19:00, meeting point at the lobby/restaurant of the Rica Hotel (Mässvägen), Stockholm (next to the venue of SWWW)
o WG 7 “Community, rural and schools” meeting: 15.30, meeting point at the SEI stand at SWWW

• Tuesday, 3 September:

o Morning Seminar: Learning from WASH System Failures: Resilient Risk Reduction, 9.00 – 12.30, Room K24 ( programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/learning-from-wash-2928 )

• Wednesday, 4 September:

o Sanitation Governance Exchange meeting: 12:45 - 14:00, meeting point at the SEI stand at SWWW

• Thursday, 5 September:

o WG 12 “WASH and nutrition” meeting: 14:00 - 16:00, Room (TBC)

For more information and to register (free of charge), visit:
www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/17th-susana-meeting-stockholm

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards
Conrad, Rahul, Tina and Trevor

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Re: 17th SuSanA Meeting on 31 August 2013 in Stockholm

Dear all

This is a reminder for our SuSanA Working Group 1 meeting!

When: 15.00 to 17:00 Sunday September 1 2013
Where: At Stockholm World Water Week; in the lobby in front of the Parkside Restaurant (the upper lunch voucher dining hall).

Find a more detailed program me attached.

Kind regards and looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Re: Excellent News: 17th SuSanA Meeting on 31 August 2013 in Stockholm

Hi All

the webstreaming is working now. The IT guys here found a clever solution.

So please tune in here: www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/17th-susana-meeting-stockholm

You can send your questions in via the twitter chat, just use the #17susana

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Re: Excellent News: 17th SuSanA Meeting on 31 August 2013 in Stockholm

It was a highly enjoyable and rewarding experience to follow the SuSanA meeting with the live streaming over the internet!! I hope quite a few people were able to view it.
Thanks to all who made it happen!! (Madeleine, Trevor, ...)

This will hopefully become the standard in the future for any important (open) meeting.

I have put some thoughts on this also in the other thread on social media for sanitation, please see here:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/62-wg-...-for-sanitation#5505

If you missed it, look out for the recording of the meeting which will be available soon-ish, and look out for the next SuSanA meeting or side event where this might be done, if possible.

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Re: Excellent News: 17th SuSanA Meeting on 31 August 2013 in Stockholm

Amazing: The recording of yesterday's 17th SuSanA meeting is already available here!
Just click on the big "Play" button on this page:
www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/17th-susana-meeting-stockholm

Wow, the wonders of modern IT! Thank you, SuSanA secretariat and SEI!

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Re: 17th SuSanA Meeting on 31 August 2013 in Stockholm

Dear all,

On behalf of the SuSanA secretariat, we wanted to thank everyone who attended the meeting on Saturday and to those who couldn't be there we hope to see you for the next meeting and have your picture too! ;)



For the first time during the SuSanA meetings, a live stream was conducted to broadcast the event and the outcome was very professional. Congratulations to the Stockholm University technicians for the quality of their work, we are very satisfied with the result!

After certain difficulties at the beginning with the servers down, the technicians found a clever solution to the problem and the webstream was working in no time so it was definitely a success.

We also had very valuable contributions and a vibrant discussion via our live chat on Twitter.

We were happy to try out and harness these technologies in an attempt to reach a broader audience and to innovate our communication channels.

Please watch the recording of the meeting and let us know your opinion about it and help us to get better! As Elisabeth already pointed out, the recording is available here: www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/17th-susana-meeting-stockholm

Kind regards,

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Quick feedback on attendance

There were approximately 50 people at the meeting and 85 people tuned in and watched the web-streaming during the day. The twitter chat was great fun, especially when folks tweeted in reaction to something that had just been said in the room and I was able to feed it into the discussion in the room.

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Thank you all for such a wonderful, full of knowledge and energy event. Special thanks to Madeleine because of whom i was able to attend the event and connect with like minded professionals.
Proud to be among the group of people who gives a shit about every ones shit for better ;) . With time every thing has been changed, our living, lifestyle,food and the way of communication but for centuries we are using the same design of toilets which is weird.

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Please find the video from the World Water Prize Laureate Seminar from 2013
Dr. Peter Morgan and previous World Water Prize laureate discuss scaling sanitation.
Wonderful seminar; programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/stockholm-water-prize-2965

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Re: Minutes from WG1 meeting Sunday 01 September at WWW in Stockholm

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I hope you had a good week and the ones of you that have been traveling to Stockholm had a safe journey back.
I would like to give you a quick feedback and some minutes from our Stockholm meeting.

After the discussion during the SuSanA plenary meeting on Saturday 31 August, it become clear for all of us, that we are motivated to continue working with WG1 on capacity development. Because capacity development is an important aspect of sustainable sanitation but also becaus besides the exchange and joint learning among group members, this working group has a key role in fulfilling the overall roles and objectives of SuSanA according to the new roadmap. See for instance ( forum.susana.org/forum/categories?func=v...4888&limit=1000#5418 ):

SuSanA shall realise its objectives by pursuing the following roles (as revisited in June 2013):

  • Coordination and discussion platform – to connect and bring together actors from the sanitation sector to communicate and debate in an impartial environment on issues related to sanitation.
  • Knowledge exchange and learning platform (new) – to promote knowledge exchange and learning amongst members, with knowledge resource on as well as linked to the SuSanA platform (SuSanA library, conference materials, capacity building tools, drawings etc.) and produce case studies on projects around the world.
  • Sounding board – to offer a platform for members to receive input and review of their publications from the SuSanA community.
  • Contribute to Policy Dialogue – to support members involved in policy dialogue at national and international levels through inputs generated from working groups.
  • Promotion (new) – to promote the vision of SuSanA and the implementation of sustainable sanitation systems on the ground.
  • Working platform – to create an enabling working environment for members to contribute to SuSanA through tasks forces and working groups.

"Opportunity areas where the impartial strength of the SuSanA can be used to generate collated information from a multitude of stakeholder inputs for the sanitation sector through collaboration and investment by members:

  • Knowledge management: in the sanitation sector through overviews of all research, capacity development initiatives and member activity. Promotion and offering of free access to sanitation sector information on current innovations, tools and progress.
  • Discussion / collaboration: set-up discussion groups for members needs where collaboration can take place as well as use of existing SuSanA infrastructure such as the working groups (WG) for future member funded initiatives.
  • Sustainable sanitation events: the platform can be used to house all online requirements of a sanitation conference with registration forms, pre- and post-conference pages and knowledge management of conference materials.
  • Establishing regional nodes: regionally based SuSanA nodes focussed on the regional context and stakeholders, using or adapting the existing infrastructure of the SuSanA platform to enable regional working platforms.
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Possible activities and how we are going to work together in the future was discussed during the working group meeting on Sunday September 01 from 15:00 to 17:30.
Find an overall presentation at the end of this post.

During the meeting 8 people came together:
John Sauer (water for people)
Indika Gunawardana (Cap-Net)
Imad Agi (Ecoloo)
Katja Bessonova (SEI)
Shauna Curry (CAWST)
Thilo Panzerbieter (GTO)
Denis Desille (pseau)
Dorothee Spuhler (seecon / SSWM Toolbox)
This reflects somehow the nature of this group: We are one of the larger working groups of SuSanA counting over 770, but many of them are member in order to learn from others, while others are motivated to share what they have learned with their members and taking over an more leading role.

PART I: Introduction
We started with a quite long introduction during which we also stated each of us, what are our main current activities in Capacity Development.

Shauna presented the outcomes of the recent study on human resource capacity gaps in W&S. this presentation opened a discussion on the importance of capacity development in W&S in general but also more specific on the ways how to measure impact of capacity development and what should be the "standard" of "capacity development for sustainable sanitation". If you are interested in the presentation: please contact me and I will link you up with her. I hope also to see her soon here on the forum…

We continued with the presentation of the SSWM Toolbox, in particularly training courses we are planning and future specific topic chapters we are looking at. We also have the aim to provide packages with key information to thematic SuSanA working groups such as urban sanitation, school sanitation, etc, but this is still in the brainstorming phase.

As a lead I also felt responsible to shortly mention the outcomes of the discussions I had with the secretariat and Thilo Panzerbieter in preparation of the SuSanA meeting and the discussion on the further of working groups.
Here are some summarized remarks:
  • There are probably many members having relevant activities in the scope of WG1
  • - but which are not “branded” as SuSanA activity
  • - Difficulty: to know about it and coordinate as a lead
  • A lot of activities of WG1 are linked to lead with little cooridation (and contribution?) from the wider group (e.g. support of SuSanA secretariat)
  • There is a need for a “core group” that ensures communication and coordination among activities and generate new products jointly
  • The WG1 on capacity development has two functions:
  • - “Servicing function”: supporting the SuSanA secretariat with cap. Development activities “internally” as part of the organisational structure
  • - Act as a platform for exchange, commitment and action -> how?

PART II: Possible future activities / products
In order to launch the discussion, we asked ourselves following questions:
  • Who are we and what do we want to do?
  • Can we still subscribe to our goals?
  • How do they fit to the SuSanA roadmap? What adaptions would be needed?
  • What do we want to do in the future and how?

We then had a look at the list of possible future activities and tried to identify the ones that we would be able to address in a close future. The criteria for this was; "this issue lies on my desk anyway and spending time on it is justified because it will also benefit my day-to-day work" – we had defined this criteria, because being all quite busy, this is seemed to us the only possibility to get something done in the future based on a voluntary contribution.

Here is the list we started with:
  • Database on existing online training and learning tools (i.e. or MOOC opportunities in the field of sustainable sanitation)
  • Strengthen (build up?) regional nodes
  • Increase collaboration (knowledge exchange) among and in collaboration with other working groups
  • Organise open meetings and side events for WG1 members but also of the working groups to exchange on their experiences
  • Address knowledge gaps of (sustainable sanitation) of scientific staff and specialist and decision makers
  • Factsheets on how to evaluate and monitor capacity development activities
  • Provide tips for funding opportunity for capacity development options
  • Factsheet and library for Water-Energy-Agriculture Nexus and sust. Sanitation (e.g. in collaboration with SSWM Toolbox and SuSanA library)
  • Screen action points to ensure position of cap. Dev. In post2015 process

Here are the main areas we identified:

1) Discussion platform
We all agreed at the end of the meeting, that the most useful immediate product we got out of this working group is the exchange and mutual learning we have, once we come together in the group and discuss our "hot topics" face to face. We want to foster this discussion platform through actively using the forum and continue the discussion there we all other interested WG1 or SuSanA members.

The hot topic of the day was "what does capacity development for sustainable W&S mean? which aspects should it cover?" - and based on this "how can we monitor and evaluate capacity development activities?"
One idea was to start the editing of a Factsheet on "how to do evaluation and monitoring of capacity development initiatives (including basic concepts and tips for practical implementation)". Please reply directly to this post if you would like to join the discussion!

2) Sharing on training material and resources for capacity development
We also discussed on new trends in training material development and how we can share our up to date resources: many of the WG1 members do have libraries and databases with many training materials available; while other WG members might be more interested in looking at this existing information in order to get inspiration and support for the work in the field. We identified two different levels of action:
1. level: sending out an email to all WG members to send the links and documents if relevant to the secretariat in order to update the "training material section" on the SuSanA homepage: www.susana.org/lang-en/conference-and-tr...terials-of-trainings
2. level: screen possible ways of structuring the section (e.g. having a specific area with links to upcoming MOOC material or e-learning programs) and how to make it more accessible,
3. level: disseminate the information of the section to get feedback on its usability and improve it for the future.

Dear all,
I will soon circulate the email in order to request for latest information on available training material.
But even before that, I would like to invite you joining this discussion here and contribute to either activity 1) or 2) mentioned above or inform us if you are looking for a couple of other working group members to partner up for even a third or forth WG1 activity…

Best regards and see you soon!

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Re: 17th SuSanA Meeting on 31 August 2013 in Stockholm

Happy you could make it to our meeting Babar! Good to have you with us.

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