Implementing the Right to Sanitation in Kerala

Implementing the Right to Sanitation in Kerala
Friday, 22 July 2016 Add to Calendar 2016-07-22 09:30:00 2016-07-22 09:30:00 Asia/Kolkata Implementing the Right to Sanitation in Kerala Programme Schedule: Welcome Session (9:30am-10:00am) K Vikraman Nair, Principal & Professor, Mar Gregorios College of Law Archana Patkar, Programme Manager, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council Philippe Cullet, Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi K Vasuki IAS, Executive Head, Kerala Suchitwa Mission [invited] Introductory Panel: The Right to Sanitation in India (10:00am-10:30am) Chair: Kamini Prakash, Technical Officer, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council Objective: To introduce the law, policy and institutional frameworks for the realisation of the right to sanitation in India Philippe Cullet & Sujith Koonan Tea/coffee (10:30-11:00am) Right to Sanitation in Kerala – Findings from Field Visits (11:00am-11:45am) Chair: Archana Patkar, Programme Manager, Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council Objective: (i) To disseminate the findings of field visits conducted in Kerala concerning the implementation of rural sanitation programmes (NBA/SBM-G). Philippe Cullet & Sujith Koonan Sanitation Achievements – Challenges and Lessons  (11:45am - 1:00pm) Chair: NS Soman, Dean, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT Mr KK Rajeevan, Block Panchayat President, Thalassery, Kannur  Mr Rajeevan Chakrapani, Water and Sanitation Expert Ms Suma Mathew, Socio Economic Unit Foundation Lunch (1:00pm-2:00pm) Implementing of Rural Sanitation Programmes in Kerala (2:00pm-3:00pm) Chair: Philippe Cullet, Centre for Policy Research Objectives: (i) To discuss issues arising in implementation of rural sanitation programmes and its implications for the right to sanitation; (ii) To share successes and challenges faced at the local level government in implementing rural sanitation programmes; and (iii) To discuss suggestions for better implementation or scaling up of the implementation of rural sanitation programmes in the light of lessons learnt. LP Chittar, Programme Officer, Kerala Suchitwa Mission [invited] Shaji Clement, KSM District Coordinator, Thiruvananthapuram  Tomy, KSM District Coordinator, Ernakulam PK Anoop, KSM District Coordinator, Wayanad Suresh, KSM Assistant District Coordinator, Kannur Tea/coffee (3:00pm-3:30pm) Interlinkages, Marginalisation and Conflicts (3:30pm-4:30pm) Chair: Kamini Prakash, Technical Officer, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council Objective: ... Mar Gregorios College of Law, Mar Ivanios Vidya Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram
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Mar Gregorios College of Law, Mar Ivanios Vidya Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram
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Programme Schedule:

  • Welcome Session (9:30am-10:00am)
    K Vikraman Nair, Principal & Professor, Mar Gregorios College of Law
    Archana Patkar, Programme Manager, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
    Philippe Cullet, Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
    K Vasuki IAS, Executive Head, Kerala Suchitwa Mission [invited]
  • Introductory Panel: The Right to Sanitation in India (10:00am-10:30am)
    Chair: Kamini Prakash, Technical Officer, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
    Objective: To introduce the law, policy and institutional frameworks for the realisation of the right to sanitation in India
    Philippe Cullet & Sujith Koonan
  • Tea/coffee (10:30-11:00am)
  • Right to Sanitation in Kerala – Findings from Field Visits (11:00am-11:45am)
    Chair: Archana Patkar, Programme Manager, Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
    Objective: (i) To disseminate the findings of field visits conducted in Kerala concerning the implementation of rural sanitation programmes (NBA/SBM-G).
    Philippe Cullet & Sujith Koonan
  • Sanitation Achievements – Challenges and Lessons  (11:45am - 1:00pm)
    Chair: NS Soman, Dean, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT
    Mr KK Rajeevan, Block Panchayat President, Thalassery, Kannur 
    Mr Rajeevan Chakrapani, Water and Sanitation Expert
    Ms Suma Mathew, Socio Economic Unit Foundation
  • Lunch (1:00pm-2:00pm)
  • Implementing of Rural Sanitation Programmes in Kerala (2:00pm-3:00pm)
    Chair: Philippe Cullet, Centre for Policy Research
    Objectives: (i) To discuss issues arising in implementation of rural sanitation programmes and its implications for the right to sanitation; (ii) To share successes and challenges faced at the local level government in implementing rural sanitation programmes; and (iii) To discuss suggestions for better implementation or scaling up of the implementation of rural sanitation programmes in the light of lessons learnt.
    LP Chittar, Programme Officer, Kerala Suchitwa Mission [invited]
    Shaji Clement, KSM District Coordinator, Thiruvananthapuram 
    Tomy, KSM District Coordinator, Ernakulam
    PK Anoop, KSM District Coordinator, Wayanad
    Suresh, KSM Assistant District Coordinator, Kannur
  • Tea/coffee (3:00pm-3:30pm)
  • Interlinkages, Marginalisation and Conflicts (3:30pm-4:30pm)
    Chair: Kamini Prakash, Technical Officer, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
    Objective: (i) To discuss critical issues such as coordination between different programmes and institutions; (ii) To discuss sanitation issues from the perspective of the marginalised such as women and dalits; (iii) To discuss sanitation related conflicts.
    A Shajahan, IAS, Executive Director, Kudumbasree Mission [invited]
    S Burhan/Subash, Vilappilsala Janakeeya Samara Samithi, Thiruvananthapuram
    Mercy Alexander, Sakhi Women’s Resource Centre, Thiruvananthapuram [invited]
  • Closing Remarks: Towards a Rights Based Approach to Sanitation (4:30pm-5:00pm)
    Chair: Archana Patkar, Programme Manager, Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
    Objective: (i) To compile suggestions and findings arising from the day’s discussion to build up a state-level perspective to discuss at the national level learning event in September 2016.
    Philippe Cullet & Sujith Koonan