Sustainable Sanitation Conference – June 12th & 13th

SOIL, in partnership with UNICEF, is hosting the first Sustainable Sanitation Conference in Haiti on June 12-13, 2012.

The conference will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and lessons-learned and the development of national standards for sanitation provision.

We hope that this event will highlight the positive progress made in sustainable sanitation in Haiti as well as address ongoing challenges in the fight against the cholera epidemic.

(En français.)

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Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12th and 13th, 2012


Ritz Kinam II Hotel, Pétion-ville, Haiti.


The objective is to share knowledge and experience about current trends in excreta and waste disposal, in emergency, transitional and development contexts, and to reach common understanding on possible approaches for increasing access to sanitation services in Haiti.


The conference is divided into two thematic days:

Day 1: Information sharing, where we will share experiences from selected field practitioners and communities, through presentations and question & answer sessions.

Day 2: Explore options for making sanitation solutions more sustainable and more demand driven, with a plenary discussion panel to examine issues related to the longer-term management aspects of sanitation services.

Presentations  & Exhibitions:

Agencies are encouraged to present abstracts of their sanitation work in Haiti and to highlight the long-term management arrangements in place. Potential presenters or exhibitors should send their abstracts to Corinne Coe, at SOIL ([email protected]).

Presenters and attendees are encouraged to bring kits, equipment or materials relevant to their workshops. Innovative latrine slabs or toilet systems, superstructure kits, waste treatment technologies, hand-washing devices, promotional materials and other items for demonstration will be on display.


The registration fee, which includes lunch and refreshments during the two-day conference, is $25 USD per individual and $500 USD per corporation (i.e. any for-profit business or individual representing a business; maximum two people per corporation). Payment may be made by cash or check (payable to “SOIL”) on June 12st during registration. Presenters and Conference Sponsors attend free.


Attendees may make accommodations at the Conference location, the Ritz Kinam II Hotel, Pétion-ville. A reduced conference rate is offered by the Trinity Lodge Guesthouse, Delmas 75 to conference attendees, please indicate your participation in the National Sustainable Sanitation Conference when making reservations.


Please RSVP

Attendance is limited, and a maximum number of places will be set for individual organizations. Please email [email protected] to receive a registration form.  The deadline to register is Wednesday, June 6th.


SOIL would like to thank the following partners and sponsors for supporting sustainable sanitation solutions in Haiti:


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The Sustainable Sanitation Conference is still in need of sponsors! Organizations and companies are encouraged to email [email protected] to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.  All sponsors will be included on marketing and public relations material.

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