Loo Watch invited to be a part of The Guardian’s panel on World Toilet Day

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Photo Source: The Guardian

Loo Watch was invited by The Guardian to be a part of the Live Q&A panel ‘Ending open defecation by 2030 – are toilets enough?’ on Thursday 19 November, from 3-5pm GMT.

Apart from us, the expert panel had practitioners and experts such as:

Jack Sim, founder, World Toilet Organization, Singapore, @JackWTO@worldtoilet
Jack founded the World Toilet Organization, a leading advocate for providing sanitation to those without safe, clean toilets.

Carolien van der Voorden, senior programme officer – Global Sanitation Fund, WSSCC, Geneva, Switzerland, @WatSanCollabCou
Carolien oversees WSSCC’s knowledge work on sanitation and hygiene behaviour change, and coordinates the GSF’s work on learning and documentation.

Cheryl Hicks, executive director, Toilet Board Coalition, Geneva, Switzerland,@TheToiletBoard
Cheryl is executive director of the Toilet Board Coalition, a business-led coalition working to accelerate sanitation access.

Andrés Hueso, senior policy analyst – sanitation, WaterAid, London, UK,@andreshuesoWA@wateraid
Andrés provides strategic leadership to WaterAid’s global sanitation advocacy. He is a cross-disciplinary expert, and holds a Ph.D. on sanitation in India.

Kanika Thakar, founder, #ToiletTalk, Toronto, Canada, @toilettalknow
Driven by a passion for toilets and a flair for communication, Kanika is on a mission to mainstream the toilet conversation.

Kariuki Mugo, country programme manager, WSUP, Nairobi, Kenya,@KariukiMugo@WSUPUK
Kariuki manages WSUP’s programme in Kenya and is an experienced Wash professional, specialising in pro-poor urban and rural programmes.

Katrina Charles, co-director, Reach, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK,@katrinacharles
Katrina is an engineer and geographer working on access to sanitation and safe drinking water in East Africa, focusing on urban areas.

Jamie Myers, research officer, CLTS Knowledge Hub, Brighton, UK,@jamiemyers0
Jamie is a researcher at the Institute of Development Studies, focusing on community-led total sanitation and related issues.

Joakim Harlin, senior water adviser, UNDP, Stockholm, Sweden, @JHarlinUNDP@UN_Water
Joakim coordinates the freshwater and sanitation aspects of UNDP’s global water programme and leads UN-Water’s working group in support of the SDGs process.

You can view this discussion in the comments section here: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/nov/12/live-qa-ending-open-defecation-by-2030-are-toilets-enough?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Guardian has also published the key pointers from the Q&A: ’10 steps to ending open defecation by 2030′. Do you agree with Number 5?