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5th SuSanA meeting, Durban

February 2008 | South Africa

At the 5th SuSanA meeting in February 2008 in Durban, South Africa the progress of the different thematic SuSanA working groups was discussed, with emphasis on first results, proposed deliverables, terms of references and potential partners.

An in-depth discussion on the 3 SuSanA vision documents, funding aspects, the joint database, planned UN activities during the International Year of Sanitation 2008 and other upcoming events took place. Several SuSanA working group meetings were held. After the official SuSanA meeting a side-event of the AfricanSan+5 took place which was co-hosted by SuSanA. In addition a study tour to a large-scale sustainable sanitation project (eThekwini) was organised.

Agenda and minutes of the meeting

Minutes of the 5th meeting in Durban, South Africa (PDF)

Agenda of the 5th meeting in Durban, South Africa (PDF)


Day 1

Welcoming address
Rivka Kfir, Water Research Commission (WRC), South Africa

Agenda of the 5th meeting
Christine Werner, gtz, Germany

Presentation Working Group 1 - SuSanA resource material DVD
Dr. Arne Panesar, gtz, Germany

Presentation Working Group 1
Madeleine Fogde, SEI, EcoSanRes, Sweden

The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance and the International Year of Sanitation 2008
Christine Werner, gtz, Germany

Presentation Working Group 2
Christine Werner, gtz, Germany

Presentation Working Group 3
Mirko Haenel, ttz-Bremerhaven, Germany

Presentation Working Group 4
Christian Zurbruegg, Eawag-Sandec, Switzerland

Presentation Working Group 5
Robert Gensch, gtz, Germany

Presentation Working Group 5
Pay Drechsel, IWMI - West Africa Office, Ghana

Presentation Working Group 5
Linus Dagerskog, CREPA/SEI, ECOSAN and REUSE

Presentation Working Group 6
Dr. Arne Panesar, gtz, Germany

Sanitation Promotion Initiatives through Community Sanitation - Sustainable Model
Prof. S. Tripathi, Sulabh International Academy of Environmental Sanitation, India

Presentation Working Group 10
Jack Sim, WTO, Singapore

Presentation Working Group 12
Christine Werner, gtz, Germany

Day 1 - working group 1 meeting "capacity development on sustainable sanitation in Africa"

Teaching Ecological Sanitation at Chisungu Primary School at Epworth, Zimbabwe
Peter Morgan and Annie Shangwa

Female entrepreneurship and Sustainable Sanitation
Tabbie Kayange, CCODE

Acceptance of Ecosan technologies in Mozambique
Luís Macário, Water & Sanitation Programm/Worldbank (WSP/WB), Mozambique

Supporting Knowledge Institutions
Dzwairo Bloodless, Institute of Water and Sanitation Development

Day 2

Introduction into Day 2 - SuSanA workshop
Christian Zurbruegg, Eawag-Sandec, Switzerland

SuSanA Vision document I: Towards more Sustainable Sanitation Solutions,
Robert Gensch, gtz, Germany

SuSanA Vision Document II: Pathways for Sustainable Sanitation to Achieve the MDGs
Dr. Arno Rosemarin, SEI/EcoSanRes, Sweden

SuSanA Vision documents - Context of the Vision Documents
Dr. Arne Panesar, gtz, Germany

Au-delà de la décentralisation politique pour une meilleure fourniture des services d’assainissement. Cas du projet Ecosan UE au Burkina Faso, Basile KABORE, Mairie de Nongremassom,
Désirée NANA, gtz-Burkina Faso

IASC Global WASH Cluster - High Level Experts Panel/UNSGAB Seoul 28th Jan 2008
Prof. Paul Sherlock OBE, UNICEF

IFAD’s initiative on best practices optimising nutrient recycling,
Laurent Stravato, IFAD

Ashoka News & Opportunities - World Sanitation Funding Facility,
Dr. Arne Panesar, gtz, Germany

Global database on Sustainable Sanitation Projects,
Soeren Rued, gtz, Germany, Arno Rosemarin and Ian Caldwell, SEI/EcoSanRes, Sweden

Communications Strategy
Therese Dooley, UNICEF - UN-Water Task Force on Sanitation

World Sanitation Project Map
Noriko Yamaguchi, Japan Water Forum, Japan

The Durban Experience
Chris Buckley, eThekwini Water and Sanitation, South Africa

Biogas options and potential for Burkina Faso
Dr. Abdoulaye Fall, gtz-consultant, Germany

Ecological sanitation project in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso "Ecosan_EU project facing urban realties"
Anselme Vodounhessi, CREPA

Day 2 - side event on the AfricaSan+5

AfricanSan+5 Side Event
Patricia Phiri, CCAP, Malawi

AfricanSan+5 Side Event, NETSSAF presentation
Mirko Haenel, ttz-Bremerhaven, Germany

AfricanSan+5 Side Event, Networks for the promotion of Sustainable Sanitation in Africa
Dr. Benedict M. Mutua, Egerton University, Kenya


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