7-8 JUNE 2017 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Toilets for nutrition

Toilets for nutrition

Breaking down silos: Coordinating the nutrition sector and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for sustainable development

project
S4
Thursday, June 16, 2016 -
14:45 to 16:00

Undernutrition is a barrier to individual well-being and prosperity, and undermines sustainable development. Half of undernutrition is associated with unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene. For too long, this link has been neglected and the water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and nutrition sectors have worked largely in silos. Improved coordination, integration and joint action across policies, plans and programmes are needed.

This session will focus on the significant efforts already undertaken by both sectors. It will present a new WaterAid/SHARE Consortium advocacy tool that analyses WASH integration in national nutrition action plans. It will also present the Action Contre La Faim/UNICEF/ECHO operational manual that presents activities and tools to achieve nutrition security through WASH programming. 

Organised by

  • Moderator
    Thilo Panzerbieter
    Chief Executive, German Toilet Organization & Chair
    German WASH Network
  • Daniel Clauss
    Humanitarian Aid Policy Officer
    European Commission - DG for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
  • Dr. Jean Lap├Ęgue
    Senior Advisor WASH, Scientific and Technical Direction
    Action Contre La Faim
  • Sergio Teixeira
    Strategy and Policy Adviser - Functional Capacity
    Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement
  • Megan Wilson-Jones
    Policy Analyst of Health & Hygiene
    WaterAid