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SuSanA Thematic Online Discussion: Linking WASH and Nutrition

What does nutrition have to do with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)? What do both sectors have in common? How can it be beneficial to link the sectors?

The secretariat of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA), together with GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation) and Action Contre la Faim (ACF), warmly invites the Field Exchange readership to take part in a ‘Thematic Discussion’ to discuss challenges and opportunities at the interface of WASH (waster, sanitation and hygiene) and nutrition. The SuSanA is an open and international knowledge platform with individual members and partners who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation. SuSanA supports open dialogue through an open discussion forum where shared learning can take place.

Last year’s theme of the World Toilet Day was ‘Sanitation and Nutrition’, during which the Bonn WASH Nutrition Forum brought together experts from both sectors and new publications focused on the interface. This and previous thematic discussion outputs can be viewed here.

The online discussion on the linkages between WASH and nutrition will take place on the SuSanA discussion forum in March 2016.  Over a period of two weeks, WASH and nutrition experts will elaborate on latest findings, point out gaps and good practices and stimulate discussions on various facets at the sectoral interface. Everyone is free to contribute.  Weekly summaries of discussions will be posted on the SuSanA Forum, as well as a synthesis report of overarching findings at the end.

Confirmed dates will be shared on the SuSanA website and ENNs website. A link to the discussion will be available on ENN’s en-net forum and a summary of the synthesis included in a future edition of Field Exchange. This collaboration between ENN and SuSanA reflects a growing interest from both sectors to engage with each other.

To ask questions, comment and for share your experiences, please visit the SuSanA Forum.

To write posts in the SuSanA forum, first register here

The SuSanA secretariat is much looking forward to your engagement for a fruitful exchange.

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Editors (2016). SuSanA Thematic Online Discussion: Linking WASH and Nutrition. Field Exchange 51, January 2016. p95. www.ennonline.net/fex/51/susana