Public Finance for WASH at AfricaSan

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:36

WSUP and IRC will be leading three sessions around public finance for sanitation at the upcoming 4th AfricaSan conference. These sessions will explore whether the eThekwini commitment to allocate 0.5% of GDP to sanitation has been useful: has this commitment driven real change, and how might this or similar commitments be taken forward? Our other sessions will discuss public finance from a local government perspective, and will look at how international and in-country actors can influence political decision-making processes around public finance. Key speakers will be presenting country experiences, and panellists will include Glenn Pearce-Oroz, WSP Principal Team Leader Africa; Amanda Marlin, Coordinator of Sanitation and Water For All (SWA); and Dr Kepha Ombacho, Director Public Health, Kenya. We will be feeding recommendations to the Ministerial Dialogue on the AfricaSan 4 Commitments.

The three sessions are:

  1. Monday 25th, 1400-1530 - Financing sanitation: achieving 0.5% of GDP (Download session outline)
  2. Tuesday 26th, 1400-1530 - Financing sanitation: a local government perspective (Download session outline)
  3. Tuesday 26th, 1600-1730 - Influencing decision makers - finance, equity, institutional leadership (Download session outline)

If you’re going to be in Dakar, come along and join the debate!