ES1-3 : The Fortune in our Toilets

Digital Health Breakthroughs & The Smart Sanitation Economy


We invite you to join us for a roundtable discussion during the Geneva Health Forum 2018 on transforming the Sanitation Economy and achieving SDG 6.2 through digital health breakthroughs. We are interested to hear from leading health organisations and private sector health stakeholders on their priorities and innovations as we look to the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 2030 target. The Sanitation Economy provides an excellent ecosystem, ripe for transformation and filled with valuable data and resources currently overlooked.

In this session global business, sanitation, and health experts will share their work on business approaches to sanitation and the intersections between sanitation, water, energy, food and health as one system. The aim will be to identify synergies for joined up actions, and common barriers to be overcome to accelerate the Sanitation Economy.


About the toilet board coalition:

Founded in 2014, the TBC is a unique business-led partnership with the ambition to address the global sanitation crisis and SDG 6.2 by accelerating the Sanitation Economy. We run the Toilet Accelerator programme, bespoke corporate mentorship focused on pioneering sanitation economy businesses and innovations. In November 2017 we have launched new evidence demonstrating the rise of the Sanitation Economy as our call to action for global business leaders to join us in un-locking these new markets.


About water supply and sanitation collaborative council (WSSCC):

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global, multi-stakeholder membership and partnership organization that works with poor people, organizations, governments and local entrepreneurs to improve sanitation and hygiene at scale. Founded in 1990, WSSCC's work contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6, target 2, with far-reaching impacts on related SDG targets for health, education, women's empowerment, reducing inequality, improved urban spaces and climate change mitigation.



Nikolic Dejan Welcome and ChairmanCanton of GenevaSwitzerland
Knezovich AlexandraIntroducing the Sanitation Economy Programme & Communications Manager of the Toilet Board CoalitionSwitzerland
Karlsen JennySanitation Economy on the Ground Acting Head of the Resource Mobilisation Unit at WSSCCSwitzerland
Di Cecca StefaniaTransformative Systems for Digital HealthIBMSwitzerland




Organized by :

Direction Générale du Développement économique, recherche et innovation

ES : Experience sharing
Location: Room 7/8 Date: April 11, 2018 Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am Di Cecca Stefania Karlsen Jenny Knezovich Alexandra Nikolic Dejan