February 2017 | India
23rd SuSanA meeting, Chennai

 

The 23rd SuSanA meeting will take place in Chennai, India on 18 February 2017 prior to the 4th Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM4). It is organised by the India Sanitation Coalition, Ecosan Services Foundation, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras) and the SuSanA Secretariat. It will be complemented by a SuSanA WG7 meeting (WASH in Schools) and an open exchange Forum on 17 February 2017.

Convenors

India Sanitation Coalition (ISC), Ecosan Services Foundation, the SuSanA secretariat held by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Indian Institute for Technology (IIT Madras)

Date and Venue

The 23rd SuSanA meeting will take place at the Indian Institute of Technology  IIT Madras (Chennai) with two different locations for both days of the meeting:

The WG7 meeting (WASH in Schools) and the Open Exchange Forum will take place on 17 February 2017 at IC&SR Building

IC&SR Building, Near Gajendra Circle, Opposite to Admin Building

The 23rd SuSanA meeting on 18 February 2017 will take place at Research Park

Research Park, 1, Kanagam Road, Tharamani, Kanagam 

Route descriptions for Print Out

Livestreaming

There is the option of joining via livestream, if you are not able to physically join.

The livestream will be open only on 18th February for all sessions. It starts at 10 am (IST) with some breaks in between.

Timing for international streamers:

New Delhi, India Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at 10:00 IST
New York, USA Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at 23:30 EST
Nairobi, Kenya Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at 07:30 EAT
Hanoi, Vietnam Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at 11:30 ICT
London, United Kingdom Sat,18 Feb 2017 at 04:30 GMT

Goals of the 23rd SuSanA meeting

  • Encourage regional exchange and foster networking and cooperation
  • Link the Indian activities to accelerate sanitation provision with the global discourse about sustainable sanitation
  • Present SuSanA’s approach to knowledge management in the SuSanA Indian chapter and identify gaps, demands and synergies with other initiatives
  • Sharing SuSanA’s contribution to the 2030 agenda and celebrate SuSanA’s 10th anniversary
  • Warming-up for the FSM4 conference

Outline

The 23rd SuSanA meeting will be taking place on 18 February. We expect more than 100 sanitation experts from India and abroad to discuss i.e. India's pathway to sustainable sanitation, challenges and opportunities for knowledge sharing in the (Indian) sanitation sector and planning approaches and implementation of urban sanitation in India. The plenary meeting aims to link the Indian activities to accelerate sanitation provision with the global discourse about sustainable sanitation.

On 17 February, SuSanA members and all other people interested will meet for a SuSanA WG 7 meeting on WASH in schools. During an open exchange forum, SuSanA partners active in India will have the opportunity to present their sanitation related activities and to network with other sanitation experts.

 

17 February 2017 (SuSanA WG Meeting and Open Exchange Forum, half day):

  • SuSanA WG 7 Meeting on WASH in Schools
  • Open Exchange Forum
  • Short input presentations from SuSanA partners active in India

18 February 2017 (23rd SuSanA meeting, full day):

  • Introduction of the new SuSanA vision paper
  • Panel Discussion on the political drive towards sustainable sanitation in India
  • Planning and Implementation of Urban Sanitation in India
  • Knowledge sharing in the (Indian) sanitation sector

Draft Agenda

The draft agenda can be found here.

WG Meetings

The following Working Group meetings will be held prior to or after the SuSanA meeting:

WG7 meeting: February 17 from 12:00 to 14:00 WG7 Draft Agenda Location: IC&SR Building

WG1 meeting: February 19 at 18:00 Location TBA 

WG4 meeting: February 20 at 18:30 Location: TBA

FSM4 conference

The 23rd SuSanA meeting will be held prior to the  4th Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM4) taking place from February 19th to 22nd in Chennai. Building on the success of the first three International FSM Conferences in Hanoi (2015) and in Durban (2011& 2012), FSM4 aims to bring together professionals working in the sector to support the global initiative of disseminating sustainable solutions for FSM. FSM4 will focus on innovative and practical solutions that can be scaled up, including three tracks: research, case studies, and industry & exhibition.

The Flyer contains all SuSanA and SuSanA Partner events happening at and around FSM4 in Chennai.

Registration for the 23rd SuSanA Meeting is open

There is no registration fee for the SuSanA meeting, but you must cover your own travel expenses and accommodation.

Plese register here: http://www.susana.org/registration-23rd-susana-meeting