In March 2011, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre in collaboration with the Rwandan Ministry of Health convened over 60 practitioners and researchers from East Africa in a workshop that discussed the progress and challenges faced by the sector in the promotion of effective pro-poor urban sanitation and hygiene (S&H). During this regional event supported by the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), WaterAid and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), a total of 21 papers and photo essays on the topic of urban sanitation and hygiene were presented and discussed.
The set contains the proceedings, as well as a booklet. The latter presents key recommendations that advance pro-poor urban sanitation and hygiene activities based on the six issues collectively identified as priority areas. This booklet is a useful reading material for practitioners and policy-makers involved in urban sanitation and hygiene promotion at different levels. While centred on experiences in East Africa, this booklet also provides important insights to similar programme work elsewhere.