CLTS Foundation organises a high-level ministerial dialogue at AfricaSan4,Dakar,Senegal

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Hon. Carlos Bonete Martinho, Minister, Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Mozambique; Hon. Ruth Koki Mwanzia, County Minister for Heath and Sanitation, Kitui-Kenya; Dr Kamal Kar, Chairman, CLTS Foundation; Hon. Dr. Johanita Ndahimananjara, Minister, Ministry of Water Resources, Madagascar; and Hon. Nicolas Banda,Deputy Minister,Ministry of Local Government and Housing, Zambia

CLTS Foundation in collaboration with Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UNICEF organized ‘A Ministerial dialogue on CLTS/ATPC/SANTOLIC: Strategies to accelerate sustainable practices for the SDGs ‘ on 26th May, 2015 at AfricaSan4, Dakar, Senegal.

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  Officials from various government ministries and INGOs at the ministerial dialogue

The objective of the CLTS Ministerial Dialogue at AfricaSan4 was to create a platform for post-MDG dialogue on sanitation involving key ministers and decision-makers from different African countries to engage in country experiences of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) in the last decade and pave the way forward for strategic policy and practice during the SDGs.
The speakers on the high-level ministerial panel were: Hon. Carlos Bonete Martinho, Minister, Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Mozambique; Hon. Ruth Koki Mwanzia, County Minister for Heath and Sanitation, Kitui-Kenya; Hon. Dr. Johanita Ndahimananjara, Minister, Ministry of Water Resources, Madagascar; and Hon. Nicolas Banda,Deputy Minister,Ministry of Local Government and Housing, Zambia.

The session was moderated by Dr Kamal Kar, Chairman, CLTS Foundation. Apart from the presentations made by the speakers, there were also short presentations by ministers and key decision makers from Liberia, Mozambique, Mauritania and Mali.

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Sanjay Wijesekera – Chief of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, Programme Division, UNICEF addresses the delegates
Some 120 delegates from various government bodies and INGOs participated in this session, where the discussions revolved around CLTS experiences namely focusing on country policy processes, success factors and challenges of implementing and scaling up CLTS in African countries.
After the presentations, Sanjay Wijesekera – Chief of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, Programme Division, UNICEF  spoke about how UNICEF has been supporting national sanitation efforts in Africa by giving a strong focus on community led approaches to behaviour change through its various programmes.

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Date: May 27, 2015

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