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FSM6 - 2021 Conference Dates, Theme, and Call for Abstracts (31st May - 4th June , 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia)




DATES ANNOUNCED: 31st May - 4th June , 2020  in Jakarta, Indonesia
Dear All, 

The 6th International Faecal Sludge Management conference (FSM6)will continue its mission of sharing best practice and innovation to improve how faecal sludge is managed and how to expand service to the 4.5 billion
people lacking access to safely managed sanitation.

The FSM conference is held bi-annually and alternates between being held in Asia and Africa. FSM6 will draw experience from Asia to address the demands and challenges of the sanitation sector, while also highlighting best practice and lessons learned
from around the globe with a focus on including examples from Africa and Latin America. It will, once again, provide the opportunity for sector professionals, governments, policy-makers, utilities, development partners, investors,
industries and service providers to coordinate, develop and share learning to provide affordable and workable solutions at scale. 
This conference will focus on practical solutions to sustainably manage the whole sanitation service chain, covering the toilet, containment, emptying, transport, treatment and reuse, as an essential component of city-wide urban sanitation services. It will also highlight best practices on how to incorporate marginalised stakeholders and consumers into the institutional frameworks and enabling environments with a focus on providing service to low-income communities and disadvantaged populations. 

We are excited to announce that the theme of FSM6 is, Celebrating 10 Years: FSM Heroes – Past, Present and Future. From our first conference in 2011, to the FSM Alliance now being an established organisation- we have certainly come a long way. One thing that has remained constant in the sanitation sector is safe service provision at all levels. Sanitation
workers have been providing essential services, especially to communities with poor sanitation infrastructures. Much progress has been achieved within FSM, and there is no doubt that current research and implementation of FSM is making great leaps toward achieving SDG 6.2.

With just 9 years to go to achieving the SDG's, FSM6 will focus on the evolution of the FSM sub-sector to date with a look towards the future on the key issues we feel can contribute to a world where everyone has access to safe sanitation. 
THEME AND TRACKS 
The track themes forFSM6 are:
Track 1: Gender,Equality, and Inclusive Sanitation Service Level
Track 2: ServiceDelivery for Low-Income Communities
Track 3: Role FSM Actors in Sanitation
Track 4: Poster Track-Applied Research

Additional topics will be covered throughout the conference, as we introduce a refreshed conference
format for FSM6.

The CALL FOR ABSTRACTS is now open. Deadline: 7 Aug 2020 11:59 Pacific Time

Submit your abstracts in the link below:
https://fsm-alliance.org/abstract-page/

Please follow the submission guidelines. 


 
Shobana Srinivasan
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Re: FSM6 - 2021 Conference Dates, Theme, and Call for Abstracts (31st May - 4th June , 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia)

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The Faecal Sludge Management Alliance (FSM Alliance) is excited to announce the 6th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM6), to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Given the current situation, we are holding the conference from the 31st May to 4th June 2021. 

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FSM6 also marks the 10 year anniversary since the first FSM conference in 2011 and this conference's theme is Celebrating 10 Years: FSM Heroes – Past, Present and Future. From our first conference in 2011, to the FSM Alliance now being an established organisation- we have certainly come a long way. One thing that has remained constant in the sanitation sector is safe service provision at all levels. Sanitation workers have been providing essential services, especially to communities with poor sanitation infrastructures. Much progress has been achieved within FSM, and there is no doubt that current research and implementation of FSM is making great leaps toward achieving SDG 6.2.

This conference will focus on practical solutions to sustainably manage the whole sanitation service chain, covering the toilet, containment, emptying, transport, treatment and reuse, as an essential component of city-wide urban sanitation services. It will also highlight best practices on how to incorporate marginalised stakeholders and consumers into the institutional frameworks and enabling environments with a focus on providing service to low-income communities and disadvantaged populations. 

With just 9 years to go to achieving the SDG's, FSM6 will focus on the evolution of the FSM sub-sector to date with a look towards the future on the key issues we feel can contribute to a world where everyone has access to safe sanitation. 

The track themes for FSM6 are:
Track 1: Gender, Equality, and Inclusive Sanitation Service Level
Track 2: Service Delivery for Low-Income Communities
Track 3: Role FSM Actors in Sanitation
Track 4: Poster Track-Applied Research

Additional topics will be covered throughout the conference, as we introduce a refreshed conference format for FSM6.

The CALL FOR ABSTRACTS is now open. Deadline: 7 Aug 2020 11:59 Pacific Time

To submit your paper please click  here.  Please follow the submission guidelines. 


/FSM6 Conference Committee
Eva Mary

Program Coordinator
Programs and Administration
Faecal Sludge Management Alliance
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Re: FSM6 - 2021 Conference Dates, Theme, and Call for Abstracts (31st May - 4th June , 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia)

Dear Shobana, 

This is wonderful news! FSM5 Cape Town 2019 was wonderfully executed and attended and left many in anticipation of the next conference. It is indeed awesome that it has already been 10 years since the first conference. Indeed we celebrate what these 10years have facilitated for the sector as we continue to work for the greater good of the most vulnerable populations in the area of Sanitation and FSM.

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Re: FSM6 - 2021 Conference Dates, Theme, and Call for Abstracts (31st May - 4th June , 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia)

Hi Shobana and Eva!

Good luck for your conference, I hope you get lots of submissions and participants! I am just wondering if you and the planning committee have thought about blending this face-to-face meeting with options for online participation? In the face of Covid but also in the interest of reducing CO2 emissions from flying, I think every conference should have some options for online participation. Different methods can be trialled and perfected over time.

Here are some examples that I can think of:
  • live video streaming (which also uses up some electricity though)
  • streaming of audio only
  • participation via twitter (in conjunction with audio streaming)
  • audio streaming from the conference plus chat room options (like with Adobe Connect or Microsoft Teams or Zoom) where online participants can chat and ask questions
  • parallel discussions before during and after on the SuSanA discussion forum 
Does anyone have further suggestions, perhaps from other virtual events they have attended?

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Re: FSM6 - 2021 Conference Dates, Theme, and Call for Abstracts (31st May - 4th June , 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia)

Dear Elisabeth, 

As you might know already, the FSM Conferences have been taken over by the Faecal Sludge Management Alliance and would be the sole propreitor of the conference. 
Due to COVID -19 situation, the conference has been postponed to May next year already rather than taking place in February. 
While a virtual conference is not completely out because of the situatuion, the conference committee is still  working towards having a face to face conference. 

There might be possibilities for live streaming and online participation partially for a fee. It is certain that the whole conference will not be live streamed due to the costs involved by the production team. Also, the demand for online participation is not very high. 
Most workshops and sessions will be interactive and hence this limits  engagement for online participants. 

FSMA and SuSanA are coming up with a strategy to work together to promote harmonisation in the sector. Once a more formal cooperation is finalised, we should be able to explore options like parallel online discussions. FSMA  is a paid, member based alliance whereas SuSanA is open (for now) . Hence a joint strategy would be necessary to come up with joint activities in the future. 

Hope this helps.

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Shobana 
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Re: FSM6 - 2021 Conference Dates, Theme, and Call for Abstracts (31st May - 4th June , 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia)

Hi Shobana,

Thanks for your interesting post. I wonder how you derived at this statement: "Also, the demand for online participation is not very high. "? Is that based on some market analysis, like surveys or on recent experiences with other events? I find it hard to believe that given that flying will become more and more expensive, COVID-19 will hang around for a while, internet connectivity is getting better around the globe, people are getting more used to webinars, and the success of MOOCs (massive open online courses). 

Nothing speaks against charging a fee for online participation either. A fee might even be useful for people to take the online participation (more) seriously. What will be the fee for the face-to-face participation? I couldn't see it on your website yet ( https://fsm-alliance.org/fsm6/ ). The fee for online participation could be set at one tenth or one twentieth of the full fee, for example.

I firmly believe that pure face to face conference will soon seem outdated, and that's one good legacy that Covid might leave behind... I believe the future lies in more blended conferences, with a face to face component but also an online participation component. 

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Re: FSM6 Deadline extension for abstract submission

The NEW deadline to submit an abstract for FSM6 is extended until 31 August 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Information about submitting an abstract can be found at  https://lnkd.in/gvcakbX.  Questions about the abstract process can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

FSMA is continuing to monitor the global situation regarding coronavirus and how this might impact FSM6. We are looking at a variety of contingency options that we will continue to assess alternatives that prioritise everyone's safety.
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