Webinar on safe sanitation - Celebrating UN World Toilet Day 2022

On Fri 18 Nov, Prof. Shyama Ramani will host a webinar-quiz to raise awareness on the impact of the sanitation crisis on groundwater.

The UN’s campaign for World Toilet Day 2022  is about ‘Making the invisible visible’, focusing on exploring how inadequate sanitation systems spread human waste into rivers, lakes and soil, polluting underground water resources.

Would you like to learn more about this hidden topic? Then join us for a ride into the dark side.

Register here: http://bit.ly/3DW4UXU

Time: 12.30 – 14.00 CET; 17.00 - 18.30 IST

About the speaker

Prof. Dr. Shyama V. Ramani is an economist, a Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, United Nations University at Maastricht.  Her research focuses on the relationships between technology, innovation and their governance for inclusive development. In the aftermath of the Asian tsunami of 2004, she founded ‘Friend in Need India Trust’ (FIN). Over the years, she has sought to teach and train diverse stakeholder groups on issues related to sanitation, waste management and hygiene behaviour through interactive workshops. Shyama was awarded, the ‘Women of the Earth’ trophy, in 2008, by the Institut de France and the Yves Rocher Foundation. In 2016, she was recognized as one of the 100 women achievers of India by the Indian Ministry of Women and Child Development. Finally, FIN was one of the three winners of the 'Tamil Nadu Environment Awards’ for NGOs in 2017.

Date: 18 November 2022

Time: 12:30 - 14:30  CET