Kampala WASH Symposium with integrated 21st SuSanA Meeting - in Kampala, Uganda, 20-23 June 2016 - with feedback

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Re: Thoughts and feedback

Dear all,
we have also received a short summary from Julia Boulenouar (Aguaconsult) about the key messages of the sanitation track of the Symposium:

Key take away points from the sanitation track:

The main take away points from the sanitation track were presented during the closing session of day 1 in plenary and are summarised below:

- Adopting a whole of system’s approach for sanitation means moving away from the (direct or indirect) delivery of latrines to contain faeces, to the delivery of a full service, which considers the full sanitation value chain up to the reuse/disposal of faeces.

- The first step in achieving this shift lies in creating an accountable sector, which reports on services delivered, not just access/coverage rates.
- The second step consists in mapping the boundaries of the system to identify stakeholders and understand their roles and responsibilities within the system.
- Positive steps in the right direction have been recorded in the sector:
- People are aware of the poor level of service and are voicing their discontent;
- More data on sanitation services are being collected;
- Although water is still given priority, sanitation is on the rise on the political agendas.

Actions discussed to take this reflection forward include:
- Developing a detailed mapping of stakeholders, roles and responsibilities as well as key processes, within each context of operation;
- The inclusion of performance targets related to the delivery of sanitation services for Government staff;
- The development of service monitoring as an entry point into delivering better services and strengthening sector accountability.

More reflections from Julia are available on the Aguaconsult website: www.aguaconsult.co.uk/news/latest-news/r...pala-wash-symposium/

Best wishes,
Anne (on behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat)

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
Located at Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn, Germany
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