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Pakistan president to open national sanitation conference PACOSAN II


President Mamnoon Hussain will inaugurate the 2nd Pakistan Conference on Sanitation (PACOSAN II) that is being held from 17-18 February 2015 at the Sareena Hotel in Islamabad.

PACOSAN II is organised by the Ministry of Climate Change, with the support of WaterAid, UNICEF, Water and Sanitation Program – South Asia (WSP-SA), Plan Pakistan and other sector partners.

Even though Pakistan has achieved a significant reduction in open defecation, it is still practised by 41 million people.

The 1st national sanitation conference PACOSAN I took place in May 2009 – see a conference report on the WSP website.

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Pakistan Conference on Sanitation (PACOSAN), Islamabad, Pakistan, 28-29 May 2009

Organised by: Ministry of Environment, with the support of RSPN (Rural Support Programmes Network), UNICEF, WSP-SA, WaterAid, Plan Pakistan and other partners.

The objectives of the conference are:

  • Creating awareness and sensitization for mainstreaming sanitation across sectors, ministries/departments, institutions and socio-political persuasions so that sanitation is prioritized in their respective programs
  • Stocktaking of the main features of the enabling environment and current situation in terms of the existing provincial strategies, action plans and targets
  • Developing a PACOSAN Roadmap on Sanitation highlighting a set of key actions and milestones to achieving the national goals and MDGs in a time-bound manner
  • Inception planning of developing a framework for an Integrated Sanitation and Hygiene Programme through brainstorming on various models of collaboration, roles & responsibilities of various stakeholders, financing and the institutional options and arrangements

The conference is expected to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Source: Minutes of the 11th Meeting of the Water and Sanitation Donor Coordination Group (WSDCG) held at UNICEF office, Islamabad on 23 April 2009, drinking water-Pakistan Google Group, 07 May 2009