The great opportunity to disseminate the learning, technical innovation and its applicable corresponding nexus for this, for the first time in nepal, 1st WASH Expo – 2015 was organized with the joint initiative approach undertaken by the government of nepal especially Ministry of Urban Development, Department of Water Supply and Sewerage(DWSS), with the coordination of Nepal Wash Alliance “Dedicated to create Sustainable Water and Sanitation to all”, Water and Sanitation related Government Stakeholders and I/NGOS as well.
This 2 days Expo was held on 18th and 19th March, 2015, in Nagarkot, Bhaktapur in the premises of National Water Supply and Sanitation training Center.
The event was formally inaugurated by Hon. Minister, Dr. Narayan Khadka, Ministry of Urban Development as the chief guest. Different WASH related organizations were invited as the guest participants. Elaborating the 1st day activities, Dr .Narayan Khadka shared his statement about the possible impact contributed by this program and WASH related consequences for the community people and for the entire nation, novice technology development and future plan to uplift this sector. Likewise, different speakers added more statement in sighting the WASH related beneficial approach which can act as the landmark in the coming tenure. The participant from civil society organization working in WASH sectors, Nepal Wash alliance (NWA), Country Coordinator, Mrs.Kalawati Pokhrel heighten that, such type of expo is the platform for the learning alliances for innovation and change in WASH.
As the matter of concerned, there were all together 30 stalls, from different Government, Non Government, I/NGOs and different private sectors demonstrated their innovative products and technologies carried in WASH sectors. Almost all the NWA member organization showed their active participation by showcasing their products and innovations on WASH. Similarly, Friends Service Council Nepal also participated in the event with the exploration of most ambitious and beneficial approach i.e. Public Private and Civil Society Partnership Approach (PPCP) following the diamond model considering FIETS principle. Participants from different organization showed their queries about the working modality following this approach.
The two day event was observed by near about 1500 people from different stakeholders, particularly from WASH sector, community people and student as well.
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