Water and sanitation service providers, connected through GWOPA’s global network, are sharing and helping one another to improve services every day through not-for-profit peer to peer partnership (WOPs) since 2009.
This year, from 18 to 29 October, the WOPsCongress will feature more than 30 sessions and spaces to spur exchange, learning and collaboration on topics relevant to water and sanitation operators across the globe and inspire actions on the pressing matters such as climate adaptation in the water and sanitation sector, progress on SDG6, and the power of peer-to-peer support in times of crisis.
Sanitation workers suffer from social stigma and discrimination in the society and weak legal protection and occupational hazards at work. In order to accelerate the achievement of SDG 6.2, sanitation workers play a very important role on ground and yet, there is very little research on their working conditions and well-being. This session will talk about efforts to bring sanitation operators to the fore front by different organisations and efforts of local governments to protect the dignity of workers. World Bank and Water Aid would present the initial study on sanitation workers followed by presentations from Advocacy in India and the operator Skill Challenges event.
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