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4th meeting of the Expert Group on Equitable access to water and sanitation

13 - 14 September 2017

Budapest, Hungary

The objectives of the Expert Meeting were:

1. To continue exchanging experiences in carrying out self-assessments of the equity of access to water and sanitation in countries / regions, and to identify additional lessons learned in organising self-assessments;

2. To identify what have been the impacts of the self-assessments in terms of the identification and implementation of actions to achieve equitable access to water and sanitation, and to identify success factors and main barriers in the identification and implementation of such actions;

3. To discuss the initial experiences in developing Equitable Access Action Plans and identify lessons learned from those processes;

4. To discuss how equitable access to water and sanitation is currently financed, and to identify useful work on this topic that could be carried out by the Expert Group;

5. To provide an opportunity to exchange information on related topics, in particular monitoring of targets 6.1 and 6.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);

6. To discuss the preparation by the Expert Group of a publication capitalizing findings and lessons learnt from the work on equitable access to water and sanitation under the Protocol on Water and Health for the next session of the Meeting of the Parties in 2019. 

Participation

The meeting was attended by 30 participants, country representatives from the pan-European region whose work is related to equitable access to water and sanitation as well as representatives from development partners, international organizations, civil society organization and stakeholders engaged in the provision of water and sanitation services. 

DocumentsENGRUS
AgendaPDFPDF
Information NotePDFPDF
Practical Information NotePDF
No One Left Behind: Good practices to ensure equitable access to water and sanitation in the pan-European regionLink
The Equitable Access Score-card: supporting policy processes to achieve the human right to water and sanitationLink
Guidance Note on the development of action plans to ensure equitable access to water and sanitationLink
List of participantsPDF
Concept Note for a publication on Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation for MOP5DOC
Draft template of country contributions to support the development of a publication on Equitable Access for MoP5DOC

Presentations

PresentationsENG
Session 1. Background and objectives of the meeting
Background and objectives of the meeting
Ms. Chantal Demilecamps, UNECE
PDF
Session 2. New experiences applying the Equitable Access Score-cardProcess, findings, lessons learnt, next steps
Experience of Armenia
Ms. Marietta Khurshudyan, Standing Committee on Health Care and Social Affairs, National Assembly
PDF
Experience of Azerbaijan
Ms. Leyla Tagizade, Ministry of Health
PDF
Experience of Hungary
Ms. Marta Vargha, National Institute of Public Health
PDF
Experience of Serbia
Ms. Jasminka Lukovic Jaglicic, Regional economic development agency for Sumadija and Pomoravlje
PDF
Experience of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Ms. Natasa Dokovska, NGO Journalist for Human Rights
PDF
Session 4. Impacts of equitable access self-assessments
Impact of the equitable access self-assessment in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Mr. Mihail Kochubovski, Institute of Public Health
PDF
Impact of the equitable access self-assessment in Portugal
Ms. Helena Costa, Water and waste services regulation authority (ERSAR)
PDF
Actions taken based on the equitable access self- assessments in Ukraine - NGO experience
Ms. Anna Tsvietkova, UNENGO “MAMA-86"
PDF
Impact of the equitable access self-assessment in the Republic of Moldova
Mr. Alexei Buzu, independent expert
PDF
Affordability mechanisms in Europe and the role of water services
Ms. Carla Chiaretti – Head of Policy, EurEau
PDF
Session 5. First experiences developing Equitable Access Action Plans
Guidance Note on the Development of Action Plans to Ensure Equitable Access to Water and Sanitation
Ms. Chantal Demilecamps, UNECE
PDF
Developing an Equitable Access Action Plan: Experience in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Ms. Natasa Dokovska, NGO Journalist for Human Rights
PDF
Developing an Equitable Access Action Plan: Experience in Armenia
Ms. Marietta Khurshudyan, Standing Committee on Health Care and Social Affairs, National Assembly
PDF
Session 6. Financing equitable access to water and sanitation
The broad context of financing the water and sanitation sector and insights on attempts to finance equitable access in France
Ms. Yannick Pavageau, Ministry of Solidarities and Health
PDF
Financing equitable access to water and sanitation in Armenia
Ms. Armine Arushanyan, State Committee on Water Economy, Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources
PDF
Financing equitable access to water and sanitation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Mr. Mihail Kochubovski, Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia
PDF
Development of a financial strategy to support the implementation of the UfM Water Agenda
Mr. Almotaz Abadi, UfM secretariat
PDF
Sustainable costing and financing for equitable services
Ms. Catarina Fonseca, IRC
PDF
Financing and Equity: Private Finance and Equitable Delivery of WASH services
Ms. Elvira Broeks, World Bank
PDF
Introduction of TrackFin: tracking financing of water and sanitation
Ms. Enkhtsetseg Shinee, WHO/Europe
PDF
Session 8. Preparations for MOP5
Concept and roadmap of a publication to be produced for the 5th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health
Mr. Roberto Martin-Hurtado, consultant to UNECE
PDF