A World Toilet Day Lecture: MDGs to SDGs

11/9/2016 4:00 PM

A World Toilet Day Lecture: MDGs to SDGs
A World Toilet Day Lecture: MDGs to SDGs, What is the difference and what do we do differentlyWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016, 4 – 6PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME
Location Lawrence P and Ann Estes Klamon Room, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, 8th Floor, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, 30322
University Event Topic Academics, Health, International, Lectures & Meetings, Public Health, Research, Science, Seminars & Workshops, Special Event
School School of Public Health
Department/Organization Other / None
Meeting Organizer/Sponsor The Center for Global Safe WASH at Emory University
Speaker/Presenter Sanjay Wijesekera - Chief of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, Programme Division, UNICEF
Cost 0
Contact Name Kat Peters
Contact Email kpeter5@emory.edu

Mr. Sanjay Wijesekera joined UNICEF in October 2011 as the Chief of Section for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Before joining UNICEF, from 2005 – 2011, he was working for the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), where he was responsible for managing overall policy and global programmes related to achieving the water and sanitation Millennium Development Goals. He also worked for DFID in Ghana as an infrastructure adviser, where he helped coordinate a Joint Assistance Strategy for the donor community and was the lead donor representative for the water sector. Prior to that, between 2003 and 2005, he worked for UNICEF as a water and sanitation adviser in Nigeria.

Mr. Wijesekera is a national of Sri Lanka. He is a Chartered civil engineer, and holds a Master’s degree in Water and Environmental Management from the University of Loughborough, UK.

"In India between 1200-1600 children under age of 5 perish every day due to lack of clean water, sanitation, hygiene.... Victims of violence are fewer than those dying from lack of clean water, sanitation, hygiene....300Million women wait til night to heed the call of nature--so they are not drinking or eating in the daytime lest that makes them need to go."

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