South Asian Conference on Sanitation
"Sanitation for All:All for Sanitation"
Kathmandu, Nepal 22-24 October 2013
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Online Visitor : 14
Inter Country Working Group
Concept of ICWG was thought in first SACOSAN in Bangladesh and formulated since second SACOSAN in Pakistan. It was fully established and Terms of References agreed in ICWG meeting held in Sri Lanka after SACOSAN IV. It has been established in the region as the unit to maintain dialogue and trust on the commitment to implement SACOSAN Process.
The ICWG members consist of the country focal points for sanitation in the South Asian Region, representatives of regional sector development partners and civil society. Group meets annually (post-SACOSAN and pre-SACOSAN) to review the SACOSAN process and status of implementation of commitments. Tasks of ICWG are to promote research and development, exchanges, experiences and expertise, organize SACOSANs and facilitating participation, bring sanitation under national and regional agenda, explore the concept of identifying and recognizing outstanding services to sanitation, and develop links with other SANs and relevant networks
The Fifth ICWG meeting was organized in Nepal from 27-29 November 2012. Meeting commitment of previous declarations, discussed on SACOSAN-V preparations, discussed on Regional Sanitation Framework and passed two indicators in each of four areas: Access, Hygiene, Equity and Finance.
Bhutan is undergoing internal discussion for hosting next SACOSAN in 2016.
List Member countries, partners and focal persons
|SN.||Country Name||Focal Person|
Mr. Ghulam Qader
Mr. Khairul Islam
Mr. Ugyen Thinley
|4||India (IND)||Ms. Pratima Gupta|
Ms.Shaheeda Adam Ibrahim
|6||Nepal (NEP)||Mr. Abadh Kishore Mishra|
Mr. Jawed Ali Khan
|8||Sri Lanka (SLK)||
K. L. L. Premanath
|1||Freshwater Action Network in South Asia (FANSA)||
Mr. Ramsetty Murali
Mr. Hendrik Van Norden
|3||Water Aid (South Asia)||
Mr. Rabin Lal Shrestha
|4||World Health Organization (WHO)- SA||Ms. Payden|
|5||WSP-SA||Ms. Rokeya Ahmed|
Ms. Archana Patkar