Leadership Capacity-Building Program for Sustainable and Improved Sanitation Strategies for Policy Makers | Asian Development Bank

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Leadership Capacity-Building Program for Sustainable and Improved Sanitation Strategies for Policy Makers

Event | 11 - 13 July 2018 Singapore
Time of event

09:00–18:00

Background

Sustainable solutions are essential to tackle the sanitation challenge faced by 1.7 billion people in Asia and the Pacific: 780 million still practice open defecation and roughly 80% of wastewater is left untreated, causing a host of health hazards, illness, malnutrition and long-term diseases, and paralysis.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and ADBI will hold a 3-day leadership capacity-building program for policy makers and sanitation leaders from developing member countries, primarily from South Asia.

The program will give participants an opportunity to study successful cases of local and regional city-wide sanitation across Asia, and adapt the solutions to their countries. The program comprises toolkits such as cost–benefit analysis, policy analysis, and impact evaluation so that participants can make sound decisions on sanitation interventions.

Objectives
  • Show participants successful examples of sanitation interventions in non-sewered sanitation and fecal sludge management
  • Help leaders with ready-to-apply skills and perspectives drawn from case studies
  • Develop, over time, a pioneering CBT program on non-sewered sanitation and fecal sludge management
Participants
  • 20 government officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka; 1 staff member from the resident mission in each of these countries; international sanitation experts; and representatives from multilateral banks, the private sector, and academia
Output
  • Case studies and toolkits to support policy recommendations to tackle complex issues through an evidence-based approach
How to register

By invitation only

Partners

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation