International Conference on Sustainable Sanitation in Africa
The International Conference titled "Pathways towards Sustainable Sanitation in Africa" constitutes the most relevant event held under the project NETSSAF "Network for the development of Sustainable Sanitation in Africa", a Coordination Action supported by the European Union under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). A well prepared team organised this event successfully which was celebrated in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from the 24th to the 27th of September of 2008.
The Conference, a four days event, brought together members of the NETSSAF Consortium in conjunction with national and regional decision makers, sanitation professionals, scientists and practitioners to expose the results of the Coordination Action and discuss future trends and directions. Linked issues relating to the policy, science and practice, all together concerning the large scale implementation of sustainable approaches of sanitation in rural and peri-urban areas in West Africa were also discussed.
The three first days of the Conference were divided into 6 sessions that included presentations, panel group discussions, side events and a stand exhibition with poster presentations. There was a field trip during the last day, where participants visited a wastewater treatment plant and also had the opportunity to see some sanitation and agriculture reuse projects that have been implemented in rural and peri-urban communities of Ouagadougou. To have more information about the Conference programme click here.
We welcome you to know about the Final Conference in detail by accessing the sections in the green bar at the left. There, you will find the chairman’s expectation, a summary of the session and a link to each presentation, all together gathered in Minutes of the conference. In Further information, you will have detailed aspects as general objective, agenda and scientific and organising committee.