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16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm (with feedback) 02 Jul 2012 12:07 #1785

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Two months to go until the next SuSanA meeting! Our 16th meeting will be held in conjunction with the World Water Week in Stockholm and is hosted by our SuSanA partner Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) who have hosted 5 SuSanA meetings in Stockholm already (thank you for that!!). The dates for our meeting are the Friday 31 August (most likely afternoon, exact time to be confirmed) and Saturday 1 Sept. (whole day). We are currently shaping up the agenda, please get in touch with us if you are planning to attend and are keen to become part of the agenda!

We will progressively update the information about the meeting here:
www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/16th-sus...ing-stockholm-sweden

We are open to your suggestions as to content, timing and format of the SuSanA meeting.
If you haven't been to a SuSanA meeting before, see here for information on the past 15 SuSanA meetings:
www.susana.org/meetings

The leads of the SuSanA working groups are encouraged to get in touch with their respective working groups and organise working group meetings, if possible already in parallel to the World Water Week.

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Content Ideas for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 09 Jul 2012 16:16 #1820

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Hi all

A few suggestions / ideas for content for the upcoming 16th SuSanA meeting.

1. A session on Energising the Working Groups
2. A strategy session on SuSanA as a whole


A short description of what comes to mind for these two suggestions:

1. A session on Energising the Working Groups
1.1. A session for all working group leads, co-leads and members to attend to discuss topics that span all the working groups. Like working together on joint initiatives, future outputs, networking approaches and the public perception of what the working groups are and what they do within SuSanA. With a 1 to 2 page document being produced that represents what was discussed during the session. This should then be circulated.
1.2. A session for the each working group who have members in attendance to put together or fine tune the working groups targets and output for the next 6 to 12 months. With a 1 page document on the outcomes of this meeting to be distributed to all the working groups members by the working group lead or co-lead.

2. A strategy session on SuSanA as a whole
During this session representatives from SuSanA partner organisations and SuSanA members should discuss the future of SuSanA. Topics like communication strategy,the alliance's impact, the value SuSanA provides to its partners and members, how do and how should partners and members contribute to the alliance. The aim of this session would be to arrive at a set of practicle steps that both SuSanA partners and members can implement to further grow SuSanA into the best network / resource / knowledge platform on sustainable sanitation, for all to use and to ultimately improve the lives of a few billion people without adequate access to sanitation.

Those are just two ideas from me.
Please critices constructively.
Rgds
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Re: Content Ideas for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 10 Jul 2012 18:08 #1834

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Dear Trevor and all,

I like very much both of your suggestions.

The first makes sense because it helps in keeping the links within the different sub-groups and the drive of SuSanA as a whole. It also strengthens the network of different members (especially some which may had little interaction until now).
Moreover it underlines one of the main strength of SuSanA: its integrated approach covering brining the different sectors represented in the different working groups together; and the power that the combination of these groups has, to contribute to the sectors development with holistic outcomes and documents.

The second, a SuSanA strategy is something that has been in our minds since a long time, right. I once tried to have a short workshop on a similar topic for working group 1 during the Stockholm meeting in 2011:
www.susana.org/images/documents/04-meeti...-update-Workshop.pdf)
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I personally think, that it is extremely important to collect information from the different SuSanA members on their expectations and contributions and, based on this, jointly define how these should be brought together and translated into future activities/outcomes. To align the expectations to the contributions result in the benefits one sees being a members and helps us to keep SuSanA alive.

Looking forward to other comments!


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Re: Planning has begun for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 10 Jul 2012 18:10 #1835

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Hi again

I would also like to ask all members to let me/us know if you have experiences that you would like to share during a Working Group 1 Meeting (Capacity Development). If you do not feel comfortable, you can also contact me via email or use the WG1 mailing list!

Looking forward meeting and exchanging soon again!

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Re: Planning has begun for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 10 Jul 2012 19:26 #1837

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Hi Dorothee,

CAWST is an organization conducting training and capacity building globally since 2001. We focus specifically on household water treatment, sanitation and hygiene. In collaboration with Cranfield University (UK), we recently conducted a global review and cataloguing of capacity building organizations in water and sanitation for developing countries. The project identified 104 capacity builders, including NGOs, development banks, research institutions, government institutions, private companies, international institutions, foundations, churches, and networks. The catalogue outlines information on each capacity builder, including capacity building themes, target audiences, how capacity is built, and how efforts are monitored and evaluated. The catalogue is freely available from CAWST.

CAWST will know if we will be attending the Stockholm WWW by the end of July. If so, my colleague who supervised the study, Tommy Ngai, would be happy to make a presentation on the review and identified gaps in capacity building in the sector, if SuSanA and/or the working group are interested.

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Online Registration is NOW OPEN for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 16 Jul 2012 16:42 #1907

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Hi All

Please registering online for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm if you plan to attend.

You can see the draft agenda here on the meeting page: www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/16th-sus...ing-stockholm-sweden

A quick link to the registration page is here: www.susana.org/registration-susana-meeting

We look forward to your continued input on the agenda and also to seeing you in Stockholm. Right now we are discussing the right level of mixture between technical presentations/discussions to more strategic discussions about where SuSanA should be headed and future working group activities.

Rgds
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Re: Planning has begun for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 17 Jul 2012 13:02 #1922

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Hi Dorothee,

CAGIEA is an enterprise which intends to maximize the opportunists in sanitation as business to benefit the populous of East Africa.
We have observed how an active person spends his day in East Africa. Our findings is that active persons spend most of there useful time away from home.
On the sanitation side this implies that a lot of pressure is always put on public toilets rendering the domestic toilets out of use by the members most of the time.
People are always on the move, we need a lot public toilets not only in public areas but also along highways. There is a tendency of travelers drop poop in bush or garden on highways this is not only dangerous to environment but lowers the dignity of the person doing it, there is also a danger of likely snake bits in the bush.
Globally there is campaign against open defecation so we would what to see such a thing happening untended. Constructing the public toilets alone can not be a remedy because people wont use them unless when they have been directed to the facilities and assured of the hygiene at premises.
CAGIEA has come up with an East Africa Public Toilets Guide and a professional Toilet cleaning service as partial remedy to the problem but a lot has to be done given required support.
We therefore suggest this problem be addressed in 16th meeting in Stockholm

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Re: Planning has begun for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 20 Jul 2012 10:01 #1964

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I have conducted experimental researches for Kristianstad University and Norges Vel, as SuSanA parteners about microalgae biomass production using human urine. The purpose of microlagae biomass production is to produce biodiesel and other side products coupled with urine treatment and nutrients removal. I think the potentials regarding energy and livestock food production using wastewater (particularly separated human urine) are neglected in our discussions so far.
Would be great if you could arrange a group meeting during the SuSanA 16th meeting to discuss the capacities and sharing the experiences. I can come up with a 20 minutes presentation about how human urine can support microalgae biomass production and the sustainable energy, nutrients and water cycles involving the process. Microalgae biodiesel is known as the most productive solution for biodiesel generation and human urine can beat chemical fertilizers for high density microalage cultivation.

Cheers,
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Re: Planning has begun for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 21 Jul 2012 11:17 #1968

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Hadi, I cannot find how to reply to you individually, so therefore a post here:

If you have some more information, or you have your ppt ready on microalgae with urine, would it be possible for you to share that? I am teaching a lot in the field of ecosan, and I was just reading more about this specific route and how to include that in my lectures. Naturally you will be quoted appropriately; if you have some accompanying literature that I cannot find otherwise I'd be happy with that too. Many thanks in advance!

I'll reply to your urine question in that thread.

Sorry I cannot meet you in Stockholm, I'm teaching in that period here in Delft.

Best regards, Mariska.
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Re: Planning has begun for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 24 Jul 2012 00:28 #1978

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hello Mariska. thank you for your attention. i am on a trip in Denmark for a week. when i am back i wille send my powerpoint to you. good luck.
cheers
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Re: Content Ideas for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 26 Jul 2012 13:14 #1984

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Under CAPACITY BUILDING, the SuSanA can/should have a look at the development of sample models of curriculum for schools, starting with pre-kinder, primary, secondary and higher. Only by including the recycling of human waste as an extension of the biology lessons, durable awareness can be created about the different options (durable, costing for individual and community, sustainable, etc.) of our toilet behaviour. While we need sanitation on a daily basis the issue is hardly spoken about in our education system.
Teaching modules can be developed for different cultural settings.
For each higher level of education the more complicated issues can be addressed. For example: Beginning of primary school - hygienics; End of primary school - cost and quantity calculations; Secondary school - chemistry and politics.
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Re: Planning has begun for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 26 Jul 2012 13:25 #1986

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It would be interesting to establish a clear linkage between urban sanitation and energy consumption for the processing of human waste in different manners. Currently large energy consumption (including water production) is needed in Western societies to flush, transport (building and maintenance sewerage systems), treatment, purify and discharge human waste without generation of energy from that waste. The land use can also be considered. Since energy will continuously increase relatively in cost compared to other products, city managers may be interested in lower cost options and generation of energy from biogas, or income from fertilizer. Studies in this respect should try to capitalize all costs involved in the various processes and compare the differences.
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It would be interesting to develop a comprehensive advise or guidebook on URBAN AGRICULTURE based on the recycling of human waste. Biogas production in combination with kitchen waste recycling, slurry processing, dry toilet systems with extra composting (vermiculture), urine diversion for both cases (biogas and dry compost), and the utilization of rainwater and grey water can be included. Naturally, different climate zones need to be taken into consideration. The local marketing of the produce and information on greenhouse design for the colder areas can be part of the package.
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Re: Content Ideas for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 30 Jul 2012 18:46 #2009

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Dear Sjoerd

Would you like to moderate a short session on this topic or give a presentation? Do you have some particular curriculum material in mind that you would like to share with WG1?
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Re: Content Ideas for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 31 Jul 2012 09:22 #2013

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I can refer to some papers that are available such as "Cities Farming for the Future" ,subtitle "Urban Agriculture for Green and Productive Cities", by Rene van Veenhuizen, 19 MB too large to attach. See other attachments.

Maybe a separate number or factsheet can be developed because it is a wide subject and requiring more attention, als from the point of view of building design. Architects now come with ideas for skycrapers that have a totally green facade for improved climate, but it would be more practical if that facade also produces food.
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Re: Planning has begun for the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, 31 Aug. and 1. Sept. 2012 31 Jul 2012 15:13 #2016

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Sandy, can you provide me the contact of Tommy Ngai?
Thank you! Dorothee
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16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm, are you attending? 13 Aug 2012 20:17 #2064

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Dear all

This is a call for all the folks who are going to be in Stockholm on the 31 August and 1 September 2012 and who care and believe in sustainable sanitation to attend the 16th SuSanA meeting!

The meeting page with the latest agenda is here: www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/16th-sus...ing-stockholm-sweden

If you know you are going to be attending then please go directly to the registration page and register, it takes 1 minute max : www.susana.org/registration-susana-meeting

I look forward to seeing you there!
Rgds
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PS. To get an impression of what the SuSanA meeting in Stockholm is all about watch this video impression of the 12th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm in 2010.

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6 days to go till the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm 25 Aug 2012 12:26 #2144

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Dear SuSanA community

We have uploaded an updated version of the agenda, with only a few small tweaks here and there still to make before the meeting to finalise the strategy session discussion points for Saturday 1 Sept.

The new agenda now also includes the proposed restaurant to meet for lunch on the Friday 31 Aug. at 13:00 after the closing session:
Lunch meeting point: “The Garden Restaurant” in area T located just to the right of the main entrance on your way to hall C. (please see map included in the agenda)

Note, people who have registered for the WWW for the whole week have a lunch voucher included. People who are only coming to the SuSanA meeting but are not registered for the WWW for that Friday need to pay for their own lunch (and ensure we put them on our list so that they can enter the fair; please contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if this applies to you).

The 16th SuSanA meeting has an impressive line up of presenters.
Have a look at the agenda here: www.susana.org/images/documents/04-meeti...tockholm-draft-7.pdf

Thus, if you are going to be in Stockholm on the 31st August or 1st September then please attend the meeting.
You can register here: www.susana.org/registration-susana-meeting

For more information about the meeting refer to the meeting page here: www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/16th-sus...ing-stockholm-sweden

It is not possible to attend the Friday afternoon session AND attend the field trip. You will have to choose one or the other. Please contact us if you had ticked both options in the registration form (i.e. Day 1 and Field Trip) and have now made up your mind which one to do. The good thing is that we all get to have lunch together and that we all meet up afterwards at 18:00 for some snack and mingling at the fair and for the Bishop's Arms Pub later on.

We are all getting excited and looking forward to a good meeting.
Hope to see as many of you as possible in Stockholm. (we plan to video the presentations on the Friday afternoon and make them available afterwards; for the presentations on the Saturday we are not sure yet if we can also film them).

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Re: 6 days to go till the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm 26 Aug 2012 10:44 #2146

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Please let me know if you are planning to attend the Working Group 1 meeting (Saturday 1 Sept, 9h30 at SEI) and if you have a specific experience/question you would like to share (email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )!
After the working group meeting, we will have a moderated group work on drivers for SuSanA participation (10h15). This is an opportunity for YOU to contribute to shape the future of SuSanA – I would like to encourage all of us to attend this session!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Re: 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm (with feedback) 03 Sep 2012 16:27 #2187

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I would like to say thank you to SEI and the secretariat hosted by GIZ for the good job they did (once again!) in organizing the 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm.

I guess the presentations and videos from the meeting will be uploaded on the SuSanA homepage very soon?

It was new to have the meeting after the world water week and I first thought this will not work out because people will be too washed out. But we had an active and constructive meeting even though we were all tired.

My personal take home point from the first day was the importance for scaling-up of the development of solid business models to strengthen the supply side of sustainable sanitation.

However, I was more marked by the second day. I was looking forward exchange with the other members on how they see the future of SuSanA and I really think we do have to make sure that our vision remains up to date.
One output of the strategy session was that we need a mission in order to more clearly define what we would like to achieve and how and how we are going to support the members in their daily work on the field and to influence the policy dialogue at the same time.

It is a crucial moment for SuSanA – even more as the team of the secretariat will change soon and we do not know yet how this will influence SuSanA as such.

We also had a short working group 1 meeting and I would like to give a short feedback on that:
- Similar to the general SuSanA strategy session, we discussed on the need for defining more clearly the WG1 “mission” (and thus the tasks and activities to be undertaken)
- We highlighted that we would need to map the big field of capacity development in order to identify our areas of priority
- In this process, we would probably need to define what is internal and what external capacity development
- With “internal” capacity development we target our members in order to provide them with knowledge and skills they need for their work (e.g. case studies, fact sheets)
- With “external” capacity development we channel the main reflections of SuSanA in order to support the creation of an enabling environment and influence the policy dialogue.
- Both of these are SuSanA overarching topics and should be done for and with the other working groups.
- The need for a working group on institutional settings was also expressed again and a group will start to reflect on this until next meeting. You can contact me in order to link up with them.

I personally feel, that the development of a SuSanA strategy also includes the development of a SuSanA capacity development strategy (who do we want to target and how?) and we may need to merge these to activities?

The most important thing to move forward however, that we have a driving force moderating the process of strategy development. This is probably the role of the core group.
What do others think?
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Re: 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm (with feedback) 04 Sep 2012 09:52 #2189

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Dear all,

I also wanted to give my impressions of the recent 16th SuSanA meeting at the World Water Week.

In response to Dorothee: yes, we (mainly Trevor) are now busy uploading all the presentations to the SuSanA website. We are also preparing minutes. And we will have the videos online in about 2 weeks. We have all presentations from Day 1 filmed, as well as part of the final discussion on Day 2. I think these videos will be very good and I look forward to having them available on our Youtube channel. Our consultant Hac is currently preparing the clips. We already have the photos of Day 2 online, see here:
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The group photo shows that once again we brought the SuSanA "spirit" alive: a crowd of friendly, open-minded people who are there to share and learn about sustainable sanitation issues.


Group photo of 16th SuSanA meeting (Day 2) by Sustainable sanitation, on Flickr

Dorothee mentioned a change in the SuSanA team: with that she referred to my departure from GIZ as of 1 November 2012. This means I will step down as the lead of the SuSanA secretariat. My successor is shown in the group photo, the second from right, Conrad Thombansen. The fact that he came to this SuSanA meeting, before even having started in his new role, is a good sign! As for me, I will work as an independent consultant. And rest assured, you will at least still see me on this discussion forum also in the future! I wish Conrad all the best in leading the wonderful SuSanA secretariat team at GIZ in Eschborn.

My personal take-home messages or impressions from the SuSanA meeting:
I really enjoyed the fact that Day 1 was at the venue of the Stockholm World Water Week. It felt like we are now part of the mainstream. In the Day 1 session we heard feedback about SuSanA-related sessions from the World Water Week which I found useful. At the WWW, there was e.g. a session by the Dutch Nutrient Network which was interesting because developed countries like the Netherlands are worried about an upcoming P shortage (or price hike) and are preparing for it, together with the private sector.

Also at the WWW there was a session on WASH and nutrition which was excellent (organised by the German WASH network, chaired by Thilo Panzerbieter). Also these presentations were filmed there and will be made available either by GTO or by us. I enjoyed very much the presentations of Robert Chambers and Oliver Cummings, for example. So much to be learnt about nutrition and how lack of sanitation gets people not only sick but also undernourished. The indicator of choice seems to be stunting (low height for age). It was felt that a new branding was needed, one idea was "Grow tall with toilets!". I had to chuckle when Robert Gensch told us about this at the SuSanA meeting, as he is quite tall himself! But this stunting issue is very, very important and could become a more useful indicator than diarrhoeal disease incidents.

On Day 1 of the SuSanA meeting there were two presentations about CLTS in Senegal, and adaptations to CLTS. The interesting problem was (for JICA) that it was hard to find communities that hadn't already been "spoilt" or let's say affected by subsidy schemes. CLTS works best initially if no "hand-outs" are available to the community. JICA's approach was to assist with building/upgrading of toilets only after the community had reached Open Defecation Free status.

Then Day 2 was at the usual place at SEI and there we were more "amongst us" which was also good. I enjoyed very much to get updated on latest work of some of our SuSanA partners, for example the presentations from India (Vishwanath and David Crosweller) were very interesting - and almost contradictory as one was talking about faecal sludge management for millions of people in Bangalore and the other about trying to scale up use of UDDTs.

Vishwanath pointed out that SuSanA WG 5 should get more into logistics and reuse of faecal sludge from wet systems, as this is a huge topic in India. Interestingly, fertiliser subsidies have been reduced there and farmers are extremely keen on the faecal sludge from pit latrines and septic tanks. Luckily, solid waste is less of an issue with those pour-flush pit latrines widely used in India compared to basic pit latrines in Sub-Saharan Africa.

It seems to me that one role of SuSanA remains still very important: simply to be a place to find out what other people are working on and to make this available to everyone in a systematic manner.

The discussions on strategy and the future of SuSanA were also very important and good. For me, it was more of a brainstorming, but more work on refining ideas and really thinking how they could be implemented is still needed. (keeping in mind the nature of SuSanA as not being an organisation but a loose network where people donate their time when it matches with their own work requirements).

Interesting was also the discussion how SuSanA could contribute to the discussion on the Post-2015 MDG for sanitation, but I will put that under a different thread, i.e here: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/80-glo...anitation-monitoring

That's all from me for now. Looking forward to reading from others, too.

I am sorry that I didn't mention all the interesting presentations of the two days, I just didn't want this post to get so long that people lose interest. I am hoping that others will chip in.

Regards,
Elisabeth
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Re: 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm (with feedback) 05 Sep 2012 09:23 #2196

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I would also like to add my thanks to the individuals from GIZ and SEI for their fantastic effort in staging the Susana meeting. It has made me determined to attend at least one meeting a year and do my best to get more involved.

To pick up on something Elisabeth said, one of the things I like about Susana is the diverse mix of sustainable solutions on which people are working, and the mutual respect that is given. It really sets Susana apart from many organisation in which I have been involved.

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Re: 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm (with feedback) 12 Sep 2012 18:06 #2239

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Dear SuSanA community

The presentations from the 16th SuSanA meeting are now up online on the meeting page here: www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/16th-sus...ing-stockholm-sweden

We are in the process of getting all the video footage of the presentation on Friday afternoon edited and will be uploading that as soon as possible. (and we are also working on the minutes of the meeting)

I had an idea with respect to the meeting page that perhaps for all those who presented that we could add a link to the respective part of your organisation's webpage. This link I could build in and could appear where your organisation is mentioned next to your name.

Please let me know your thoughts on that!

Otherwise if you would like any additional features added to the page to make it more useful for you, please let me know. Lastly if you find any errors let me know and I will make the required corrections.

Look forward to hearing from you.

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Re: 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm (with feedback) 12 Sep 2012 19:14 #2240

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Trevor, thanks for the update and a link to our web site would be fine. David

Re: 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm (with feedback) 14 Sep 2012 13:07 #2262

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Here a summary from the working group 7 meeting:

we had a short meeting with 15 participants during the SuSanA meeting in Stockholm. Thanks to SEI for hosting us!

In the discussion, the main issues mentioned were the following:

Gender is still a very important topic in the field, as most MDG are dependent on gender equality*. The participatory process in rural communities requires a strong involvement of women and men to be successful. But also the young people should not be forgotten as in many societies they do not have equal rights. The proposal was to collect more case studies with focus on gender to demonstrate good examples. Another proposal was to screen international WASH policies if they include gender aspects.

Schools was considered as ongoing important theme for SuSanA, as the children can be the multiplier for spreading the message and change behaviour. It was proposed to collect good SuSanA school stories and to publish them in a more media friendly way to raise awareness for school sanitation.It was reminded at the example from the Fit in Schools Programme in the Philippines that hand washing as key to avoid the spreading of faecal related desease and should not be forgotten when implementing new school toilets.

Related to rural communities, the question was raised how to keep a focus on rural communities as a lot of focus in the development cooperation world is currently on the issues of growing cities incl slums. The collection of successful institutional settings for sustainable sanitation, maybe a new fact sheet for it was again mentioned.

Due to the lack of time, we could not really discuss how best to continue. So I would be happy to have your comments and additions what I missed to mention from the participants!

Claudia Wendland, WECF

PS from my side:

Who is interested in being the lead or co-lead of the wg7!!

* The discussion about the post-MDG targets for WASH covers the gender aspects in a separate group “equality and non-discrimination”. If you want to contribute to the discussion how to better involve gender aspects in the targets and indicators, here you go: . www.wssinfo.org/post-2015-monitoring/wor...-non-discrimination/
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Re: 16th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm (with feedback) 17 Sep 2012 12:02 #2272

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Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to have a set of these days, in fact since we left Stockholm, we had to put in place a series of days refunds on past meeting in Stockholm in involvement of our organization on new practices in terms of sustainable sanitation, and as you know, our major concern and do not miss no meetings Susana
In my case I thought it was time to develop a tool to develop a draft general plan focuses on sustainable sanitation with the goal, ultimately developing a vade mecum
Hence it would be important to put in place a series of participatory forums focused on several poles in order to achieve this goal has
I would be happy to further deepen with more information in the coming days
But I also love the subgroup dream to finance the participation of the various meetings of the South, because as you know we are facing financial problems and thus ensuring that our participation is not difficult to meetings and therefore we are always down
I hope that this issue will be on the agenda
Here are attached the report of the launch of our first activity and some photos of the activity

we will let you know to accompany us in
this approach difficult but not impossible.
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Be sure to relay this information members group.
but also with more means we do more, we need support from everyone to arrive at our end

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Videos now available! 18 Sep 2012 10:16 #2274

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(Dear Danny, I did not really understand your post well. And your attachments were not able to be opened?)

Dear all,

I am happy to announce that the videos from Day 1 of the SuSanA meeting are now available online!
Please find them here:
susana.org/lang-en/videos-and-photos/resource-material-video

Or on the meeting page, where they are linked next to the presenters:
susana.org/lang-en/meetings/16th-susana-...ing-stockholm-sweden

I think they turned out very well, the sound is excellent. The presenter is a bit small but one can see the slides at the same time, which is useful.
Thanks to Petter for doing the filming, Hac for editing and Trevor or organising everything!!

Please tell me if you are finding these videos useful? Should this be a standard feature for SuSanA meetings? Are you enjoying watching them?
Sorry, we didn't manage to film the presentations for Day 2, as the room set-up was not as conducive (lecture hall in a university). But if there is demand then we will try harder next time.

Regards,
Elisabeth
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Minutes and participant's evaluation availabe 15 Oct 2012 09:58 #2456

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Dear all,

Last week, Trevor and I finalised the minutes and the evaluation of the 16th SuSanA meeting. I am glad to let you know that they are available for download at the meeting page.
Or here: www.susana.org/lang-en/meetings/16th-sus...ing-stockholm-sweden

I hope these documents can give an idea for the ones who couldn't be there. For the participants, we are happy to hear your comments!

All the best,
Cecília.
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