Published in 2018-06-19 10:08:35
Date: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Room: Juying Ballroom in Friendship Palace
INTEGRATING POLICY, SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING, RESEARCH AND HARMONIZED SERVICE DELIVERY FOR SCALING UP DRINKING WATER SAFETY - LESSONS FROM BANGLADESH
Organizers: Government of Bangladesh, UNICEF Bangladesh, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
This panel will discuss the strategies and steps the Government of Bangladesh has taken to address its drinking water safety challenges under the auspices of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (DPHE and Policy Support Branch) in partnership with development partners, research institutions, non-governmental organization and the private sector. These strategies include strengthened sector coordination, operational research and development, harmonized common approach to sector coordination,, drinking water safety planning and increased investment in arsenic prone areas.Key questions that the panel will try to address include:
(1) What potential impact does strengthening sector coordination and reactivating sectoral thematic groups have on strengthening systems and scaling up drinking water safety
(3) How can the Government of Bangladesh implement a sector wide approach to planning and intervening in arsenic prone areas?
(4) How can government and the private sector complement each other more effectively in the provision of safe drinking water across the country?