This learning event was a technical meeting, focusing strongly on effectiveness and quality of programming approaches and strategies around sustainability and scale. This included topics such as post-ODF sustainability and slippage, participatory approaches in behavior change and sanitation marketing and technology development, quality assurance and monitoring; but also (local) governance and coordination, decentralized programme delivery mechanisms, and the role of GSF as a catalyst for wider sector programming and change.
The Event consisted of two main parts. The first three days were used to gain an in-depth understanding of the Madagascar programme and its innovations through a mix of field trips, a sub-grantee Fair, and opportunities for exchange with a range of sector stakeholders. The second part of the meeting focussed on the global learning event, and involved detailed exchange and learning across the 13 countries.
The Indian Delegation comprised Anand Shekhar, Team Leader of Executing Agency, GSF in India, Mr D P Singh, Chief Engineer, PHED, Government of Bihar and Mr Murari Chaudhary, Executive Director, NEEDs-a Sub Grantee of GSF program in India. Mr Shekhar made a presentation on Demand and supply: supply-side approaches from a community perspective, issues of sequencing, marketing and financial incentives in the Global Learning Event.