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German Cooperation is a headline sponsor of the 2021 UNC Water and Health Conference

The global WASH in Schools (WinS) Network, through the support of Fit for School being implemented by GIZ and funded by BMZ, is proud to sponsor the 2021 UNC Water and Health Conference that will be held virtually on October 4 to 8, 2021. Read more of what the conference has to offer here:

The annual UNC Water and Health Conference serves as a venue where policymakers, practitioners and researchers can gather to review the evidence, interrogate the science and improve old and develop new approaches to expanding WaSH access. Aligned with the continuing commitment to improving public health by achieving universal access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services that are safe, affordable and sustainable – particularly for the most marginalized.

To access the full agenda, please register for the Conference at

The WinS Network will offer a lunch session on the topic “Updates and lessons learned on WASH in Schools and safe school reopening during COVID-19” on Tuesday, 5 October at 12:15-.1:pm (US Eastern Time).  The session focuses on safe school reopening, key global guidance documents, as well as good practices to improve WinS and the school reopening process from East Asia and the Pacific region.

GIZ will offer a lunch session on the topic “Climate Resilient Urban Sanitation” on Wednesday, 6 October at 12:15-.1:pm (US Eastern Time), highlighting lessons learnt from the recently published study “Climate Resilient Urban Sanitation: Accelerating the Convergence of Sanitation and Climate Action”. Sanitation can be a crucial driver for climate change adaptation and mitigation in cities. Join this session, if you want to learn more about how investments in resilient sanitation systems, can contribute to safeguard public health and create a sustainable economy around sanitation services.

If you are participating from time zones in South-East Asia or Africa, don’t worry! GIZ will further co-host two Late Early Shows:

  • for Southeast Asia and the Pacific on Thursday, 7 October 2021 at 9:00 (Bangkok time), co-hosted with the WASH Futures Conference team
  • for Africa on Wednesday, 6 October, 1pm (CEST), co-hosted with UNICEF.

The hosts will speak with conference attendees as well as panel of WASH leaders in various parts of the world to recap the events.

Come and join us at UNC Water and Health 2021!