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33rd SuSanA Meeting - 20th of August (hybrid)

The 33rd SuSanA Meeting took place on Sunday, 20th of August (09:00-18:00 CEST). It was organised by the Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups, Regional Chapters and many more. It showcased a variety of engaging pitches, group discussions, and presentations focused on SuSanA's thematic priorities as we reach the mid-term of the SDGs.

The 33rd SuSanA Meeting was a success, and we would like to send a big thank you in all directions of the globe! We would like to express our gratitude to all our 27 speakers for their valuable contributions and insights!

We are very excited by the great attendance of over 70 participants and send a big thank you to everyone! This only reaffirms the strengths of the SuSanA community, its members, and partners! 

Agenda and Links to the Recording

Video recordings:  Check our SuSanA YouTube Channel here.

Presentation materialsSuSanA library here.

Time (CEST)

Session 1: Welcome and Introduction (face-to-face only)


8:30 – 9:15


9:15 – 9:25

Welcome and round of introduction

Arne Panesar (Head of SuSanA Secretariat) & Madeleine Fogde (SEI/ SIANI)

9:25 – 9:45

Presentation of the recent organizational changes related to the implementation of SuSanA 2.0

Charles Niwagaba and Carla Liera (SuSanA GSC members)

9:45 – 10:00


Speakers and plenary

Time (CEST)

Session 2: Think Tank (face-to-face only)


10:00 – 10:50

Topic 1: Hot topics and thematic priorities for SuSanA 2023-2024

elevator pitch:

Kala Vairavamoorthy (IWA)

Arwa Abelhay (GSC SuSanA)

10:50 – 11:20

Coffee & tea break

11:20 – 12:10

Topic 2: Key sector challenges that SuSanA could help to address

elevator pitch:

Martin Gambrill (World Bank)

Gina Itchon (GSC SuSanA)

12:10 – 13:00

Topic 3: SuSanA joint position and key messages to the SDG mid-term review and beyond

elevator pitch:

Kate Medlicott (WHO)

Dorothee Spuhler (GSC SuSanA)

13:00-14:00 Lunch break at SEI

Time (CEST)

Session 3: Thematic Presentations "Hot topics" (hybrid and recorded)


14:00 – 14:05

Welcome and opening words

Carla Liera (GSC SuSanA)

14:05 – 14:25

Theme 1: New approaches to WASH awareness

Fatma Haxhialiu (Goodwill ambassador)

Belinda Abraham (Viva con Agua)

14:25 – 15:05

Theme 2: Strengthening the Sanitation workforce: Advancing gender, youth and social inclusion

Chaiwe Sanderse (SuSanA Africa Chapter)

Carla Liera (SEI)

Joanna Mott (Water and Women Fund)

Talajeh Livani (World Bank)

Sean Furey (RWSN)

Ines Breda (IWA YWP Steering Committee member)

15:05 – 15:45

Theme 3: Sanitation and Climate

Prit Salian (GIZ/i-san)

Kate Medlicott (WHO)

Remi Kaupp (CBSA)

Mona Mijthab (MOSAN)

15:45 – 16:15

Coffee & tea break

16:15 – 17:00

Theme 4: Sanitation and Resource Recovery

Katie Allen
(University of Leeds)

Sunday Andrew Opoke (Succour City Foundation)

Daniel Ddiba (SEI), Linus Dagerskog (SEI)

Dorothee Spuhler
(Eawag-Sandec / Va-Loo)

Mintje Büürma (GIZ)

Time (CEST)

Session 4: SuSanA Updates (hybrid and recorded)


17:00 – 17:20

SuSanA Updates:

  1. key activities and initiatives
  2. portal updates
  3. SuSanA at WWWeek
  4. implementation of SuSanA 2.0

Daphne Manolakos (Secretariat)

Rohini Pradeep (GSC SuSanA)

17:20 – 17:35

Regional Updates

Hadeel Al Qatamin
(WANA Chapter)

Lourdes Valenzuela
(Latin America Chapter)

Nitya Jacob (India Chapter)

Sareen Malik (Africa Chapter)

17:35 – 17:40

Forum Updates

Chaiwe Sanderse & 
Elka Villarroel (SuSanA Forum)

17:40 – 17:55


Speakers and plenary

17:55 – 18:00

Closing remarks and way forward

Charles Niwagaba (GSC SuSanA), Arne Panesar (Head of SuSanA Secretariat) & Madeleine Fogde (SEI/ SIANI)

18:00 - 19:00 Mingle at SEI with snacks and refreshments

19:30 - 21:00 Joint evening at the Djurgårdsbron/sjöcafet restaurant.

Please find the full agenda overview here and a flyer with the agenda here.

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