SOIL Announces the National Sustainable Sanitation Conference 2012

Please join us at the first ever National Sustainable Sanitation Conference to be held in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12th and 13th, 2012. (Anonsman an Kreyòl)

In the past two years numerous organizations have initiated projects in Haiti involving composting toilets and bio-systems in an effort to transform human wastes into a valuable resource. Given the rising interest in these innovative waste treatment technologies, there is a great need for information sharing among NGOs and the Haitian government and the creation and enforcement of national standards to ensure that public health is protected.

As part of SOIL’s education and outreach activities and with the support of UNICEF, we have organized this event to bring together organizations, community members and government representatives interested in sustainable sanitation initiatives in Haiti.

Agenda

  • Overview of National Sanitation Strategy presented by DINEPA’s Sanitation Office (DA)
  • Presentations of lessons learned from previous projects and ongoing sustainable sanitation projects in Haiti
  • Ateliers focused on different components of sustainable sanitation
  • Stakeholder feedback
  • Open forum to discuss National Standards for Composting Toilets and Biogas
  • Production of a public document summarizing the findings of the conference

A SOIL toilet inauguration (an educational event celebrating the opening of a new toilet) in Sant de Refuge Dumorney, Port-au-Prince.

Please RSVP

If you are interested in attending, please email info@oursoil.org to request a registration form and more information. The cost to attend the 2-day conference is US$25 per person and includes lunch both days. However, we will not turn anyone away for lack of funds. If the cost is an issue, please let us know.

Presenters

For those of you who are interested in presenting at the conference, please let us know as soon as possible. We will begin collecting short abstracts in May and we ask to visit your project, if possible.

 


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