SuSanA News August 2019   
SuSanA News, August 2019
Dear SuSanA members and partners,

Here are the latest updates on recent and upcoming events and activities from the SuSanA network for you.

The countdown to the 28th SuSanA meeting has begun, it will take place on 24th August. We will also stream the meeting live so that our global community can join remotely and participate in the discussions. Just follow the SuSanA YouTube Channel, Facebook and Twitter account - and do not forget to tweet your views using #susana28.

If you are visiting Stockholm World Water Week 2019 we would be happy to meet you at the SuSanA exhibition booth, which this year we will be sharing with the new FSM Alliance.

We are also happy to announce that SuSanA is co-convening multiple sessions covering topics such as WASH and nutrition, WASH in schools, sanitation in small towns, faecal sludge management as well as WASH and neglected tropical diseases.

Enjoy exploring and have a great week!

Arne, Cecilia, Franziska, Mintje, Shobana, Maximilian and Judith
from the SuSanA Secretariat
28th SuSanA meeting & Working Group meetings in Stockholm
The next SuSanA meeting will take place on Saturday, 24th August 2019 - just before the Stockholm World Water Week 2019.

The sessions of the meeting will present the following topics: non-sewered sanitation systems, sanitation for all – including community, social and gender aspects, an interactive thematic Working Group session, and sanitation in cities including climate aspects. Also, six of the thirteen SuSanA Working Groups are meeting during the week.

We look forward to seeing you there! For more information click the links below.
She Connects! She Empowers!
Women United for SDG6 in Stockholm
She Connects! Join our networking reception for women on 25th August at the SuSanA booth to meet fellow women and mingle.

She Empowers! Register for the mentoring breakfast with inspiring, successful women on 28th August.

All events are jointly organised by the African Women Sanitation Professionals Network, Women in Water and Sanitation Network and Women for Water Partnership.
Introduction of the Change Management Task Force (CMTF)
Organisational Development in SuSanA
We would like to send a big thank you to everyone showing commitment to support SuSanA’s change management process in the coming year!

After the call for nominations in the previous SuSanA News, we are happy to now be able to introduce you to the SuSanA CMTF - the group that will lead the organisational development in SuSanA.

This Task Force, endorsed by the SuSanA Core Group, is a well-balanced group of highly motivated people, representing the different SuSanA constituencies, regions and age groups.
How does SuSanA create impact?
Release of SuSanA case studies
In the coming weeks, we are launching a series of new SuSanA case studies, where we tried to answer the question ‘How does SuSanA generate impact?’.

Selected sanitation projects from different parts of the world were requested to report on how SuSanA had influenced the work carried out. This resulted in a variety of evidence indicating that SuSanA can have a far-reaching effect providing expertise, convenor of meetings, a source of online information, networked contacts, discussion platform and a place to disseminate reports and publications.
Updates from the Latin America Chapter
First webinar and regional newsletter
In July, SuSanA Latinoamérica held its first webinar with the topic of ‘Basic sanitation for peri-urban areas with a focus on reuse’. Aguatuya, Condominium and X-runner presented their projects and discussed with 65 Spanish speaking participants.

The Chapter also released its first regional newsletter just a few weeks ago! Check out the link below and subscribe for the upcoming news.
Updates from the WANA Chapter
Project launch in Erbil and second opinion piece
The SuSanA West Asia and North Africa Chapter, together with CEWAS Middle East launched the ‘Water & Sanitation Media Learning and Exposure Program’ in Erbil, Iraq. The program aims at enabling 14 journalists to report on key water and sanitation challenges in a way that encourages more sustainable water management as a means of conflict prevention. Furthermore, the program has the strategic objective of bridging the gap between water and sanitation professionals, and journalists or communication experts.

In addition, the second opinion piece was posted on the SuSanA website, reflecting on the question: ‘Do we undervalue water and sanitation?’
Updates from the SFD Promotion Initiative
New SFDs and upcoming phase 3
Since our last newsletter, nine new SFD reports have been released: Bansberia, Bijnor, Coimbatore, Kalpetta, Kannur, Siddipet (India), Mandalay (Myanmar), Naivasha (Kenya) and Tarija (Bolivia). You can find the visualized data for all 92 reviewed cities in the SFD Data section.

Also we are happy to announce that the SFD PI phase 3 will start in September 2019 – stay tuned for the announcement of the upcoming activities in the next SuSanA newsletter.

If you are at Stockholm World Water Week 2019, step by the joint SuSanA and FSMA booth to learn more about the SFDs and the 100 SFD reports published so far worldwide.
Ready, Set, EMPTY!
Pit Latrine Emptying Skills Challenge in Lusaka
At the 8th Zambia Water Forum and Exhibition (ZAWAFE) in June 2019 in Lusaka, a very engaging Skills Challenge was conducted with 28 contestants from 14 Zambian water and sanitation utilities. The winning team was the Chazanga Emptier Team from Lusaka Water and Sanitation Company (LWSC).

The challenge was to empty a mock pit latrine filled with simulated pit sludge, then transport it safely to a designated location.

The aim of the challenge is to inspire professionals to demonstrate their skills and show the limitations and requirements of their daily work life to sector stakeholders.
Sarphati Sanitation Awards & Sanitation Symposium
Save the dates! 4th and 6th November
The Sarphati Sanitation Awards honour the outstanding contributions of individuals or organisations to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship. This years’ theme is ‘Integrated sanitation solutions for urban context’.

After almost 200 years, the spirit of Dr. Samuel Sarphati is still very much alive as nominations were received from 26 countries in five continents. Out of the 56 nominees, one Life Time Achievement winner and three nominees for the Sarphati Sanitation Award for Promising Entrepreneur have been selected and will be announced on 20th August – stay tuned via Twitter!

Join the first full day Sarphati Sanitation Symposium on Wednesday, 6th November during the Aquatech Amsterdam 2019. Entrance is free. You’re all invited, save the date and join!
Deadline for abstract submission to AfWA extended
20th AfWA International Congress & Exhibition
The final deadline for abstract submission for the conference has been extended to 15th August!

For the first time, the AfWA conference will include a full sanitation track about ‘Enhancing sanitation service delivery’. The 20th AfWA conference will take place in January 2020 in Kampala, Uganda.
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019
Highlights and SuSanA WG newsletter
Every year on 28th May, the Menstrual Hygiene Day raises awareness and combats taboos associated with menstruation. The goal is to enable women and girls to achieve their full potential. How can we create a world in which no one is limited by their periods?

On this occasion the SuSanA Working Group on WASH in institutions released a newsletter to highlight some of the activities related to MHM around the globe.
SuSanA’s Working Groups Updates
New leads for WG12
We are happy to introduce new leads for the SuSanA Working Group 12. Welcome to the SuSanA team! We are looking forward to the collaboration.

WG12 - WASH and nutrition, Jovana Dodos (Action Contre la Faim) and Abdullah al Ahad (iDE Bangladesh)
New in the Library!
SuSanA welcomes new partners!
We are happy to see SuSanA grow! Since the last News Mail eight organizations joined our community, summing up to 351 partners overall.
Current Discussions in the SuSanA Forum
Pause before pushing more people to ODF
by satyagrahi (02.07.2019), last replies by: satyagrahi, satyagrahi, satyagrahi
(total 35 replies)
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