AfricaSan is AMCOW’s path-breaking initiatives to promote prioritization of sanitation and hygiene in Africa. It is a Pan-African initiative to build momentum to address the ongoing epidemic of a lack of access to safe sanitation and large-scale open defecation. AfricaSan 5 looks to further maximize value for its participants from the first four AfricaSan Conferences by increasing opportunities for collaboration and partnership between ministers and high-level political decision makers, sector specialists, media and international organizations by facilitating Africa-centric hygiene and sanitation conversations.
The theme is: Accelerating progress towards the Ngor Commitments to achieve the SDGs.
There are 4 sub-themes:
Hygiene and the SDGs: Leave no one behind
Policies, institutions and regulation
Monitoring and using evidence to improve hygiene & sanitation
Building capacity and financing sanitation in Africa