SWA at the MGISC

28 Sep, 2018

The Government of India organized the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) which will take place from 29 September to 2 October. The MGISC will bring together sanitation ministers and specialists from around the world to share success stories and learn from participating countries. It will culminate with the launch of the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary year celebrations as the country’s Swachh Bharat Mission enters its final year of implementation.

The SWA High-level Chair, The Hon. Mr. Kevin Rudd will deliver remarks on “Political Leadership and Sanitation” during the opening day of the convention. He will raise the need for sector actors to take advantage of the SWA platform to continue engaging political leaders at a hgh-level and provide relevant and timely data to help them make the right decisions.

The SWA Chief Executive Officer, Ms Catarina de Albuquerque has been requested to moderate one of the ministerial dialogues on 1 October.

Download Opening Plenary Speech by The Hon. Kevin Rudd, SWA High-level Chair

About the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention


The Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) will be a 4-day event that will bring together Sanitation Ministers and sector specialists from around the world. The Convention aims to share sanitation success stories and lessons from the participating countries, and will culminate on October 2nd, 2018, with the launch of the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary year celebrations in India, as the country’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) enters its final year of implementation.

The Convention will include a field visit, plenary sessions and technical sessions. A parallel exhibition of sanitation innovations will be held at the venue.


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