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1 Objectives, Program, Processes, Products Durban 18-20, February Piers Cross Conference Director

2 2 AfricaSan 2008 Objectives 1.Assess the status of Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa 2.Review lessons learned and identify strategic areas for improvement 3.Raise the profile of sanitation national and regional policies 4.Generate an AfricaSan action Plan to accelerate sustainable access to sanitation and improved hygiene 5.Generate political commitment for sanitation 6.Not just a conference: launch products and processes to assist action to 2010 and beyond

3 3Processes Review Pan-African Status of Sanitation in Africa in 2008 Learn from Regional Actions and Successes Solve key challenges: leadership, finance, health impact, sustainability, partnerships, urban solutions, advocacy Ministerial Declaration + AfricaSan Action Plan AU Presidential Summit July 2008 Review Achievements by 2010 Monitor Actions

4 4 Program Day One Feb 18 Day Two Feb 19 Day Three Feb 20 Opening Ceremony 6 Technical Seminars Ministerial Roundtable and Political Statement Status of Sanitation/Hygiene in Africa Launch AfricaSan Action Plan Sub-regional Caucuses Closing Learn from Successes eThekwini Field Trips Side Events, Exhibition, Videos, Posters 8 Technical Seminars on Key Problems (behaviour change, leadership, finance, health impact, sustainability, partnerships, urban solutions, advocacy)

5 5 Products 1.AfricaSan Political Statement  Measurable Targets 2.AfricaSan Action Plan  Monitored Country/Regional Actions 3.AfricaSan Challenge Fund  Awards for achievers/change agents 4.Capacity  Strengthen Knowledge Exchange 5.Strengthen Sanitation Monitoring

6 6 What’s New Since AfricaSan 2002?  Start of International Year of Sanitation  Bigger, Better, Smarter (30+ Ministers, 400+ delegates, 40+ countries, results oriented)  Key input – Africa-wide assessment of Sanitation Status  Ministerial process lead by AMCOW  More Partners: AfDB, AMCOW, DWAF, UNICEF, UNSGAB, WHO, WSP, WSSCC, World Bank + Water, Health, Local Government, Finance + NGOs, PS  Not just a conference! Launching pad for ongoing processes, products, advocacy over 2 years to 2010

7 7 Thank You! Conference Secretariat - Website:


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