I personally would like to see a sanitation component of an education post-2015 goal. Sanitation and WASH in general is so cross-cutting if we ignore it when looking at nutrition, maternal and child health, education, etc. we cannot ensure safe sanitation for the 2.5 billion who lack it
The MDGs were a great advocacy opportunity to bring development challenges like water and sanitation to the forefront of the global as well as country agendas.
What was more important was that there was continued measurement towards the goals so countries could assess their progress. That also created an opportunity for civil society to hold countries accountable when progress was lacking.
Dear participants, it has been a great debate - the hour has just flown by. Lots of food for thought here, and I hope the debate can contribute at least in a small way in helping you in your efforts to make lack of toilets a thing of the past. Any last thoughts?
@Steven I agree. We need to find solution that work - scale them and communicate far and wide the process of how to do it effectively.
Thank you @Astrid for moderating and coordinating. I enjoyed the debate and hope it will continue online.
Interesting discussion! Thanks to all who put it together....
@SaleemZeal Yes - WASH should be a key component of elections.
I would love to hear more from all of you. We have a vibrant blogs section on trust.org - your contributions would be most welcome!
Yes, I'm sure there will be more on this subject @Kitchinme. Thanks for joining us today