AFRICASAN5 program

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Mon, Feb 18

Optional field trips 9:00am-4:00pm


Tues, Feb 19

Day 1 of conference, 9:00am – 5:30pm

AMCOW stakeholder dialogues, 4.30pm-6:30pm


Wed, Feb 20

Day 2 of conference, 9:00am-5:00pm

Evening  Reception, 6:30pm-9:00pm


Thur, Feb 21

Day 3 of conference, 9:00am-5:30pm


Fri, Feb 22

Optional workshops, 9:00am-5:00pm (both full and half day sessions)


Welcome Reception


Cape Town International Convention Centre

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM




Cape Town International Convention Centre

Friday, February 22, 2019

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Field Trip


Informal Settlements & Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Cape Town, South Africa


Monday, February 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM


This field trip provided conference attendees with a deep dive into the current sanitation context within the municipality of Cape Town. Participants visited 3-4 different examples of basic water and sanitation services being implemented within the informal settlements of Cape Town via the Informal Settlement Basic Services Branch. The Informal Settlement Basic Services Branch implements a variety of different toilet solutions, such as; full flush toilets, portable flush toilets, chemical toilets, and container-based toilets making up the majority. They also provide emptying services for these toilets, and the fecal sludge is taken to the Borcherds Quarry WWTP for treatment and processing.


Participants also visited the Borcherds Quarry WWTP, which in the past few years has undergone extensive upgrades and extensions, including building a separate FSM facility. The FSM facility has been re-designed to improve efficiency and capacity. The older part of the WWTP, Stercus is also being upgraded. Extensive ventilation and odor control facilities has been provided at the most affected process units at the plant. Lastly, a new administration facility has been provided, utilizing existing buildings.


Evening Reception


Grand Africa Café & Beach

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM


Following two days of innovative and educational meetings, this evening reception allowed attendees the opportunity to step outside of the CTICC and take in Cape Town’s beauty.