Stockholm World Water Week 2019

The World Bank Group


A WASH-Nutrition Reality-Check – Perspectives and a Pakistan case

This event is meant to spur insights for integrating WASH and nutrition through the lens of implementers, knowledge networks, funders, private sector, policy advocates and countries. This is an operational-focused event complementing other planned events on evidence and accountability.

In brief snapshots we hear from key stakeholders how they integrate WASH & nutrition, and participants vote using an online tool on where they fit along the continuum of integration. This self-reflection moment comes two years after SUN and SWA platforms signed a Partnership Note, and the 2017 publication 2 + 6 = 17 Linking WASH and Nutrition (German WASH Network) which showed a clear trend towards integrated WASH-Nutrition projects.

Then to make this even more tangible the World Bank and government of Pakistan will share via an Ignite Talk a case study of their multisectoral program aimed at reducing stunting, highlighting their perspectives on how they’ve integrated WASH-nutrition, and challenges they’ve encountered.

We end with moderated Q&A with the audience on a) the case study, and challenges and rewards of integrating WASH & nutrition, b) results of the voting and self-perception of how integration of WASH & nutrition is happening in practice, and c) what needs to happen going forward?


A WASH-Nutrition Reality-Check – Perspectives and a Pakistan case

27. August 2019  I  Room M4

11:00 Welcome (Thilo Panzerbieter, Chair of SWA Nutrition Work Group)

11:05 Setting the Scene (Lizette Burger/Aashima Garg, UNICEF & Kate Medlicot, WHO)

11:15 Ignite Talk on a stunting reduction multisectoral program in Pakistan (Mohammad Farhanullah Sami, World Bank Group & Pakistan Govt.)

11:30 Snapshot perspectives on integrating WASH-Nutrition of SWA Constituencies

1) Civil Society (MAX Foundation)

2) External Support Agencies (DGIS)

3) Private Sector (Global Handwashing Partnership)

4) Research & Learning (SuSanA)

11:45 Moderated plenary discussion and presenter Q&A (Muhammad Aslam Shaheen, SUN Focal Point)

12:25 Conclusion (Catarina de Albuquerque, CEO SWA)

The link to the event at the official Stockholm World Water Week website you will find here.


Action contre la faim

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Global Handwashing Partnership

Max Foundation

Multi Sectoral Action for Nutrition

Sanitation and Water for All

Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)

The German WASH Network

The World Bank Group

United Nations Children’s Fund


World Health Organization


In Collaboration with