The ADB-DMC Sanitation Dialogue brought together more than 100 national and local government officials from 17 countries across the Asia-Pacific region on 3-5 March 2009. Discussions focused on environmental and socioeconomic issues, especially public health risks associated with poor sanitation, on technological and financing options, and private sector participation. ADB’s partner organizations, such as the World Toilet Organization, the International Water Association, UN Habitat, and others also attended.
Together with ADB staff, the government officials discussed sanitation needs, barriers, options, and actions needed. At the end of the conference, individual country delegations produced a list of activities that would lead to increasing their sanitation coverage and investments.
Read the full highlights paper [23 p., PDF file]
There is also a full meeting report. It includes 14 country papers from Armenia, Bangladesh, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pacific, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, and Viet Nam.