National Sanitation Planning

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1.2.5 National Sanitation Planning

1.2.5. By 2020, at least 20 additional countries will have adopted and implemented a comprehensive strategic sanitation plan for urban, peri-urban and rural areas. The plan shall include a hierarchy of priorities for subsequent plans of actions to be implemented at national and local levels and shall cover all components of the sanitation chain.

A major cause of poor performance in meeting global and national sanitation targets is poor planning. Most countries have some form of national sanitation plan, but these are rarely comprehensive: many neither fully integrate all the components of sanitation and waste management nor deal adequately with the range of approaches needed in urban, peri-urban and rural settings.

In recent years many initiatives have sought to improve the development of credible national planning process for the sanitation sector. This World Water Forum session will showcase best-practice examples, share information on global and regional tools and support mechanisms, and will explore options for benchmarking sanitation plans and ways of motivating every off-track country to have a credible plan in place which is subject to regular stakeholder review and an accountability mechanism.


15’ Welcome, Purpose & Introductory remarks

• HRH Willem-Alexander The Prince of Orange - King (The Netherlands)

25’ Case studies presentations

• Status of national sanitation planning in Africa, Nelson GOMONDA - Pan-Africa Programme Manager (WaterAid)

• National sanitation planning in Senegal, Adama MBAYE - Director of Sanitation (Ministry of Urbanism, Sanitation and Public Health - Senegal) • National sanitation planning in Namibia, Theopoline NANTANGA - Deputy Director (Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry - Namibia)

30’ Panel on support for national sanitation planning

• Christophe LE JALLE - Coordinator (pS-Eau)

• Robert BOS - Coordinator Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health (WHO)

• Merri WEINGER - Programme Manager Hygiene Improvement (USAID)

30’ Roundtable group discussion on how to benchmark plans and accountability mechanisms and how to strengthen national sanitation planning

10’ Reporting of key group ideas

10’ Summary of key issues and session conclusions

Improved Access to Integrated Sanitation for All
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Comprehensive Monitoring of Appropriate Wastewater Treatment at National and Global Level
Integrated Sanitation for All - a call for concerted action

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