As such, it provides a good opportunity for national and regional level lobbying. However, apart from a small window given to civil society to contribute to the final declaration towards the end of the proceedings, it was clear that there was not sufficient regard to or representation from the people that the strategy was intended to benefit. The conference and declaration did, however, both make good headway in terms of promoting the issue of sanitation further up the priority list of participant governments, and recognizing it as an urgent issue. Furthermore, subsidies for sanitation hardware were agreed to be rolled out by national governments.
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SACOSAN III – 3rd South Asian Conference on Sanitation, Nov 17-29, 2008
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