Auxilium Nisarg Mitra – National Conference at Goa

Auxilium Nisarg Mitra, an environmental initiative of the NGO Auxilium Skills Academy, organized National Conference on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in Old Goa from the 20th – 22nd March 2024. With 65 attendees from diverse backgrounds, including scholars, NGO officials, and government representatives, the conference aimed to address critical WASH issues.

Day 1 featured registration and a networking session, followed by introductory remarks by Mr. Adhith MK (Environment Coordinator at ASA) and Ms. Tenu Daniel (IETS Trainer at ASA). Day 2 included sessions on community engagement, groundwater pollution, gender equity, sanitation models, and innovative technologies. Day 3 focused on advocacy, featuring discussions led by Mr. Prosper D’Souza (Resource person) and a panel with esteemed guests.

Key outcomes included an action plan focusing on policy advocacy, community engagement, research, partnerships, monitoring, and youth involvement. The conference concluded with the screening of a documentary and discussions on further action plans, laying the groundwork for continued collaboration in advancing WASH goals.

Overall, the conference was a success, facilitating meaningful dialogue, knowledge sharing, and collaboration among stakeholders to work towards universal access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.

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