World Water Day 2018: Leave no one behind - the water gap

Organizer WaterAid and Sida
Time 2018-03-22 08:15
Location Sida, Nr 17 Surkur, 1st Floor, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm

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World Water Day 2018
Leave no one behind - the water gap

Welcome to join us at Sida
for World Water Day 2018

Thursday March 22nd

The water crisis affects the poorest most - from slums to remote rural communities, refugee camps and disaster-prone communities, and particularly those marginalised by income, gender, caste, age or disability. As a result, the poorest live and die in conditions unthinkable to us in the developed world, unseen and unheard. 

For this year’s World Water Day, WaterAid and Sida invite you to a discussion on how we ensure that no one is left behind when we talk about water for everyone everywhere.


8:15-8:30 - Registration and coffee with sandwiches 

8:30-8:40 - Welcome – introduction to the program.
Johan Sundberg, Senior Programme Specialist WASH, Sida and Cecilia Chatterjee Martinsen, Chief Executive WaterAid Sweden

8:40-9:05 - How the water crisis affects the poorest and most marginalised, with concrete examples from Ethiopia.
Bethlehem Mengistu, Country Director for WaterAid Ethiopia

9:05-9:30 - Equity, Leave no one behind and WASH in humanitarian settings.
Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director for WSSCC- Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council

9:30-09:50 - Empowering vulnerable people facing water security risks, with examples from Burkina Faso and Ghana
Sarah Dickin, SEI - Stockholm Environment Institute

09:50-10:20 - Panel conversation with Q&A
with Betlehem Mengistu, Rolf Luyendijk, and Sarah Dickin

10:20-10:30     Closing remarks