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SACOSAN-VI Conference Programme

Pre SACOSAN-VI Day(Sunday) 10th January, 2016

15:00 Press Briefing and Orientation with the Media at DPHE Auditorium (2nd floor), 14, Shahid Capt. Monsur Ali Sarani, Kakrail, Dhaka-1000)(Country focal persons to participate in the press briefing)
15:00-19:00 Registration of Delegates and Participants at the Reception desk of DPHE Bhaban (Ground Floor).

Day 1 (Monday) 11th January, 2016

08:30 -10:00 Arrival of Delegates and Participants at Venue

Inaugural Ceremony (Hall of Fame)

10:00-10:30 Guests to be seated
11:00 Arrival of the Hon'ble President and National Anthem
11:01 Recitation from the Holy Books
11:11 Welcome Address: H.E. Arjun Bahadur Thapa, Secretary General, SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, Nepal
11:16 SACOSAN-VI Theme Song with Live Performance
11:21 Video Presentation on "Bangladesh: Towards Sustainable Sanitation"
11:26 Address by the Head of Delegates: Afghanistan, Bhutan, India , Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
11:49 Speech of the Chair: Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, MP, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of LGRD & Cooperatives, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
11:58 Memento to be presented to the Chief Guest by the Chair
12:00 Speech of the Hon'ble Chief Guest and Inauguration of the Conference, H.E. Mr. Abdul Hamid, Hon'ble President, People's Republic of Bangladesh
12:10 National Anthem
12:12 Inauguration of the Exhibition
12:15 Departure of the Hon'ble President
12:30 -14:00 Lunch Break (Celebrity, 1st F)
12:30-17:00 Registration of Delegates and Participants

Country Presentations (Hall of Fame)

14:00-14:10 Key Note Speech: Prof. Dr. Feroze Ahmed, Vice Chancellor, Stamford University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
14:10-15:30 Country Paper Presentations: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka (10 minutes each)
15:30-16:00 Q & A Session
16:00-16:40 Tea Break

Side Events (6 parallel events)

16:40-17:40 Evidence to improve lives- How evaluation can help decision-makers improve their policy and program impacts Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission) *a.Journey to Zero: Sanitation Movement in Bangladesh *b. Disaster and Sanitation-Learning from Nepal Hall of Fame Raising voices of Children/ Youth for sanitation improvement in their communities/schools. Public Private Partnerships in FSM in the SAARC Region *a. Faecal Waste Management in Urban areas with a focus on Small Towns: Getting right the policy and practice *b. Health & Safety Along the Sanitation Value Chain
Green View- 1st FL Windy Town-1st FL Hall of Fame Media Bazar-GF Carnival-GF Executive Lounge-GF
Note: The hall doors will be closed by 10:30 for the inaugural ceremony (30 minutes before the arrival of the chief guests)
*Each session will be for 45 minutes only.

Day 2 (Tuesday) 12th January, 2016

Plenary Sessions

08:30-10:00 Plenary Session: 1 (Harmony, GF) Community Approaches to Sanitation & Hygiene (Experience of Different Countries)
10:00-11:00 Plenary Session: 2 (Harmony, GF) Innovation on Sanitation and Hygiene
VVIPS visit to Bangabandhu Museum
11:00-11:30 Tea Break

Technical Session: 1 (4 Parallel Sessions)

11:30-13:30 Hygiene Promotion (Afghanistan) Urban Sanitation (Bangladesh) Gender, Equity & Right (GER)(Bhutan) R&D Innovation (India)
Harmony-GF Carnival-GF Media bazar Windy Town
13:30-14:30 Lunch Break (Celebrity, 1st F)

Technical Session: 2 (4 Parallel Sessions)

14:30-16:30 Financing for Sanitation & International Cooperation (Maldives) WASH in Institutions & Public places(Nepal) Climate Change & Sanitation(Pakistan) Sanitation Hard to Reach Areas(Sri Lanka)
Harmony-GF Carnival-GF Media bazar Windy Town
16:30-17:00 Tea Break

Side Events (6 parallel events)

17:00-18:00 Appropriate Community Sanitation Approaches for sustainable developments Payment by Results: an effective program implement- ation approach Data for decision making- Costs and services of WASH in schools New WHO Initiatives on Sanitation and Health: A new WHO Global Strategy on WASH to accelerate and sustain progress on Neglected Tropical diseases; and Sanitation Safety Planning. Fecal Sludge Management MDG Progress / Achievement of Sanitation target in Pakistan with PATS & Challenges Ahead
Media Bazar-GF Windy Town- 1st FL Ex. Lounge-GF Carnival-GF Green View-GF Harmony-GF

Day 3 (Wednesday) 13th January, 2016

Plenary Sessions

09:00-10:00 Plenary Session: 3 (Hall of fame) Voices Elderly People, Women, Adolescent, Differently Able Children and Sanitation Workers.
Sideline: Sharing of draft Dhaka declaration
10:00-10:30 Plenary Session: 4 (Hall of Fame), The SACOSAN Journey: 2003-2015 (Achievement & Lessons to Move Forward)
10:30-11:00 Tea Break
11:00-11:30 Plenary Session: 5 (Harmony, GF), The Sustainable Goals: Opportunities for Sanitation & Hygiene in South Asia
11:30-12:15 Plenary Session: 6 (Harmony, GF), Role of Media to Improved Sanitation and Personal Hygiene Behavior
12:15-13:00 Plenary Session: 7 (Harmony, GF), Monitoring Sanitation & Hygiene Beyond MDG through JMP, GEMI and GLAAS
Sideline: Meeting of the Working Group on Declaration (Board room, GF)
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break (Celebrity, 1st F)

Ministerial Meeting

14:00-15:00 Ministerial Meeting to Finalize SACOSAN-VI Declaration (Board room, GF)
14:00-15:00 Poster Presentation (Open Space at Milky way)
15:00-15:30 Tea Break

Closing Ceremony (Hall of Fame)

15:30 Arrival of the Chief Guest: Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, MP, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of LGRD & Co-operatives, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
15:31-15:40 Declaration of the Conference: Country Focal Person, Bangladesh
15:40-15:45 Speech of the UN Representative: Mr. Edouard Beigbeder Representative, UNICEF
15:45-15:50 Speech of the World Bank Representative: Mr. Parameswaran Lyer Practice Manager, Water GP, World Bank
15:50-16:25 Speeches of the Head of Delegations: Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal Pakistan and Sri Lanka
16:25-16:30 Memento to be presented to Country Focal Persons by the Chief Guest
16:30-16:35 Memento to be presented to the Head of Delegations by the Chief Guest
16:35-16:38 Memento to be presented to the Chief Guest by the Chair
16:38-16:40 Flag Handover to SACOSAN-VII Host Country by the Chief Guest
16:40-16:50 Speech of the Chief Guest and Closing of the Conference: Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of LGRD & Co-operatives, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
16:50-16:55 Speech of the Chair: Mr. Abdul Malek, Secretary, Local Government Division and Chairman, SACOSAN-VI Organizing Committee
16:55-17:00 Vote of Thanks : Coordinator, SACOSAN VI Secretariat
17:30-18:30 Cultural Programme (Hall of Fame)
18:30 Closing Dinner (Celebrity, 1st F)

Day 4 & 5 (Thursday & Friday) 14th & 15th January, 2016

Field Visits (Optional)

Sirajganj/ Dhaka/Narayanganj/Gazipur/Sylhet/ Khustia/Cox's Bazar