Agenda for Change members at 2023 UNC Water and Health Conference

Agenda for Change members at 2023 UNC Water and Health Conference

Agenda for Change members at 2023 UNC Water and Health Conference 2144 1429 Agenda for Change

Join sessions that feature Agenda for Change members to learn more about their work strengthening WASH systems during the 2023 Water and Health Conference! Similar to last year, the 2023 Conference is planned to be in-person in Chapel Hill, NC with integrated virtual programming. All virtual programming is free of charge. For in person attendance, register here; for virtual, register here.

All times are New York / EST.

Monday, October 23
Time  Session Title (Location) Conveners (Member in Bold)
8:30 – 10:00 am WASH Systems Strengthening: Reflections on Design and Impact Measurement (Azalea) Aguaconsult, CARE, WaterAid
3:30 – 4:45 pm Addressing and Measuring Change in Structural Barriers to Gender Equality within the Federal Ministry of Water and Energy in Ethiopia (Windflower) CARE
4:45 – 6:00 pm All poster sessions take place in the Atrium

  1. POSTER: Assessing influences on the performance of rural water supply facilities in Ghana
  2. POSTER: Assessing WASH financing gaps to achieve SDG 6.1: Case Study from rural districts in Ethiopia
  3. POSTER: We collected all this Data…now what? Utilizing Data for informed decision-making in Uganda
  4. POSTER: Sustainable Water Services: findings from 10+ years of Circuit Rider maintenance programs in fragile contexts

Aguaconsult, IRC, Water for Good

Tuesday, October 24
Time  Session Title (Location) Conveners (Member in Bold)
8:30 – 10:00 am
  1. Emerging Trends in Rural Water Management and Supporting Evidence (Redbud)
  2. Key Factors That Influence the Growth and Financial Viability of Pit Emptying Service Providers in Blantyre, Malawi, and Kampala, Uganda (Windflower)
The Aquaya Institute, USAID, Aguaconsult, IRC Ethiopia, UDUMA, Uptime


Water For People, Kampala Capital City Authority, Blantyre City Authority, Leeds University

10:30 – 12:00 pm PLENARY: Focus on Fragility: Accelerating Progress for WASH Services in Fragile Environments George Akl, Haseeb Payab, Monica Ramos, Will Tillett
1:30 – 3:00 pm
  1. WASH Systems for Health: Establishing Approaches to Strengthen WASH Systems in Five Countries in Africa and Asia
  2. Strengthening Evidence on Sanitation Workers’ Rights: What Have We Learned from Efforts to Support Locally-Led Research? (Azalea)
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Leeds, IRC, and FCDO


SNV, World Bank and WHO, WaterAid

3:30 – 4:45 pm An ex-post evaluation examining sustainability of outcomes in the Chivi WASH program Zimbabwe (Dogwood) CARE
4:45 – 6:00 pm All poster sessions take place in the Atrium

  1. POSTER: Leveraging the Social Ecosystem of Girls to Shift Menstruation Norms: A Longitudinal Impact Evaluation
  2. POSTER: Addressing negative Gender and Social Norms in South Sudan through community dialogue and WASH
Splash, CARE
Wednesday, October 25
Time  Session Title (Location) Conveners (Member in Bold)
8:30 – 10:00 am
  1. Strengthening Government-Led Systems to Deliver Safely Managed Sanitation and the Full Ambition of SDG 6.2 (Redbud)
  2. The Global Lead-Free Water Initiative (Dogwood)
  3. Achieving SDG Targets on WinS: A Framework for Acceleration (Sunflower)
UNICEF, WaterAid


WHO, UNICEF, World Vision, WaterAid, IAPMO, RTI International, Conrad N . Hilton Foundation, UNC Water Institute


GIZ, Save the Children, WaterAid

12:15 – 1:15 pm LUNCH SESSION: Is the U.S. Suddenly Retreating on “Water for the World”? (Sunflower) Millennium Water Alliance, WaterAid, Center for Water Security and Cooperation, The IAPMO Group
1:30 – 3:00 pm
  1. Shared Sanitation as a Means of Access to Sustainable Sanitation in Urban Informal Settlements (Redbud)
  2. Using Experiential WASH Indicators to Measure Impact and Assess Needs of Households and Institutions Globally (Sunflower)
  3. Hand Hygiene within reach: How can we achieve universal hand hygiene? (Mountain Laurel)
Kampala Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) team, Water For People


UNC Chapel Hill, Helvetas/Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium, Northwestern University, and Resilience Centre Nairobi


Global Handwashing Partnership, Kohler Co ., WaterAid, World Bank, and World Health Organization

3:30 – 4:45 pm Improving the Functionality of Rural Community Water Points Through service Contracts: A Case of Chiradzulu District, Malawi Water For People
Thursday, October 26
Time  Session Title (Location) Conveners (Member in Bold)
8:30 – 10:00 am
  1. The Power of Systemic-Change Oriented WASH Initiatives: Strengthening the Health Systems by Tackling WASH in Healthcare Facilities (Sunflower)
  2. Hygiene Behavior Change to Prevent and Respond to Public Health Emergencies: Learnings from a Multi-Country Hygiene Behavior Change Initiative at Scale (Windflower)
FHNW, Terre des hommes, Helvetas, WHO, Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium


WaterAid UK, FCDO, Government of UK, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Global Handwashing Partnership, WaterAid Nigeria, WaterAid Zambia

1:30 – 3:00 pm
  1. What’s Next for Costing WASH in Healthcare Facilities? Applying Evidence for Policy and Practice (Redbud)
  2. A Debate and Discussion on the Power and Pitfalls of Human-Centered Design Through Case Studies (Dogwood)
  3. A Recipe for Scale: Identifying Agile, Contextual, and Collaborative Approaches for WASH in Schools (Windflower)
The Water Institute at UNC, Terre des hommes Nepal, Helvetas, Swiss Water and Sanitation Consortium, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Foundation


PRO-WASH & SCALE, iDE, CARE, and the Takunda Resilience Food Security Activity

World Vision; Splash; Sesame Workshop; Stanford University; Oxford Policy Management

3:30 – 4:45 pm Three-arm experimental trial comparing operations and maintenance models for WASH in Schools in Addis Ababa (Redbud) Splash
4:45 – 6:00 pm All poster sessions take place in the Atrium

  1. POSTER: Financing complexity: Public-Private Partnerships in reaching universal access in Rwanda
  2. POSTER: Exploring Gender and Social Dynamics of Water Management Committees in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  3. POSTER: Engaging the Informal Private Water Sector to Respond to Water Supply Needs in Urban Areas
Water For People, CRS
Friday, October 27
Time  Session Title (Location) Conveners (Member in Bold)
8:30 – 10:00 am Raising the Tide for Gender Transformative WASH (Windflower) World Vision, CARE, and Emory University
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