Day 1, Tuesday, 15 November
3ie and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) are co-hosting a one-day conference, Sanitation for all. The conference features several sessions will focus on how high-quality research evidence can be used to address challenges in the sanitation and hygiene sector in India. The sessions will focus on policy-relevant topics, such as gender and equity issues in the promotion of sanitation and hygiene and the use of behavioural science for improving latrine use in India.
(More details on the sessions and panellists will be added soon)
Panellists and chair
Welcome and speaker introduction
Emmanuel Jimenez, executive director, 3ie
Michael Woolcock, lead social development specialist, Development research Group, World Bank on Assessing the internal and the external validity of 'complex' interventions: Integrating evidence and theory
Session 1: State of WASH evidence: The aim of this session will be to have a rich discussion on a number of factors related to evidence in the WASH sector. Particular attention will be paid to evidence as it informs policy and programming.
Panellists: Andres Hueso, senior policy analyst, WaterAid; Chaitali Chattopadhyay, senior officer, Monitoring & Evaluation – Networking and Knowledge Management; Thillai Rajan, professor, IIT Madras;
Chair: Jyotsna Puri, deputy executive director, 3ie
Session 2: Using evidence to address gender and equity-related challenges in WASH: The aim of the session is to have a rich debate on how the social and structural determinants of inequality and exclusion, including gender, age and disability, need to be considered in the programme design and evaluation of WASH programmes.
Panellists: Archana Patkar, programme manager for networking and knowledge management, WSSCC; B. Chnadrakala, DM of Meerut, UP; Madhu Kinner, Mayor, Raigarh, Chattisgarh; Seema Kulkarni, senior fellow, Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM)
Chair: Kathleen O’Reilly, associate professor, Texas A&M University
Session 3: Using behaviour change approaches to promote sustained latrine use: Presentations and discussion. Using a behavioural science lens to address sanitation and hygiene issues
Panellists: Jamie Myers, research officer, Institute for Development Studies; Nilesh Chatterjee, Independent Consultant; Shekhar Menon, engagement manager, Final Mile
Chair: Neeta Goel, Senior evaluation specialist, 3ie
Lunch and refreshments will be served.
The rest of the week will comprise closed-door meetings with 3ie members and our board of commissioners.
The updated schedule of events, including details on all the public sessions will be updated periodically.