This week the Live & Learn team has representatives from Fiji, Melbourne, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu attending the WASH Futures 2016 conference. Pictured below is Iva Koroisamanunu, Project Manager of the Vanuatu WPSMI Project, presenting at the WASH Futures 2016 conference on the Community Based Sanitation Enterprise model in Vanuatu
We will be sharing short reflections on the WASH Futures 2016 Conference. After the first day of presentations Hilda Tango, Project Manager of the Solomon Islands WPSMI Project, shared the following video reflection:
The program on the first day included keynote presentations from Catarina de Albuquerque (Executive Chair, Sanitation and Water for All Partnership – SWA) and Don Blackmore (Chair, eWater Board and International Water Management Institute – IWMI). Catarina spoke on the new sustainable development goal for WASH: Goal 6 – Ensure access to water and sanitation for all. She concluded her presentation with a call to action for civil society and other organizations to maintain pressure on the United Nations member countries:
What is the role of everyone in this room and outside this room to achieve it? A – to support them in doing it. B – making sure that there is some pressure from civil society organizations and academic organizations to ask them “So, why aren’t you making the progress that is needed?”
You can read more about Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all at the United National Sustainable Development Goals website.