School Sanitation and Hygiene Education: Symposium Proceedings & Framework for Action
Updated - Monday 20 March 2006
These proceedings are for people who are interested in school sanitation and hygiene education (SSHE). The document has been written, in effect, by 19 professionals who contributed papers and/or made presentations at the SSHE symposium held in Delft, The Netherlands from 8-10 June, 2004. The proceedings can be used in various ways: (1) to learn about the knowledge base for SSHE, (2) to examine specific gaps and challenges, (3) to learn about current project experiences in three continents.
The symposium and these written proceedings have been organised into three parts:
- Introductory or keynote papers by the Minister of Development Cooperation of the Netherlands and sector leaders from UNICEF and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council.
- Lessons learned and opportunities are presented from 14 professional papers on a range of topics and experiences in SSHE. These were based on experiences in nine countries as well as on international and theoretical work. Many papers, of course, touched on the same subjects from different points of view, and there were interesting comparisons to be made. To draw out these comparisons, rather than show each paper separately in these proceedings, the observations and findings from all the papers have been combined by topic. You can find a list of papers and authors and their e-mail addresses at the end of this report.
- Framework for Action: the group statement of key issues and principles with strategies for further action that can help to ensure effective SSHE.
Almost 50 people participated in the symposium, more or less from three groups:
- Practitioners: professionals carrying out SSHE programmes, with in-depth experience about real-world issues.
- Managers: from, for example, UNICEF programmes or other programmes into which SSHE is integrated. These professionals are well aware of the challenges to be overcome in scaling up with quality.
- Facilitators: people from support agencies and institutions such as WHO and UNESCO, from international institutions and donors such as SIMAVI, the Church World Service and the Imperial College of Medicine at the University of London.
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