ABOUT

The Ministry of Education (MOE) of the Government of Myanmar (GoM), with support from UNICEF, GIZ and Water Aid will host the 6th WASH in Schools (WinS) International Learning Exchange (ILE) from November 27 to December 1, 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw.

Previous WinS ILEs have been held in Philippines (2012), India (2013), Laos (2014), Sri Lanka (2015) and Indonesia (2016). The WASH in Schools ILE in Myanmar, is an opportunity to review countries commitments to WinS and continue to build regional learning and partnerships. Over the five days, participants will:

Building on work plans and commitments share updates on WinS progress from each participating country.

Discuss the establishment of country level SDG baselines for WinS

Participate in knowledge sharing technical sessions on critical issues affecting the scale-up of WinS including group handwashing with soap, Monitoring & Evaluation, MHM, Water for Schools, and Operation and Maintenance of WASH facilities in schools.

Learn about Myanmar’s WinS Progress and plans to incorporate the Three Star Approach during organized field visit to the Governments WinS programme

PROGRAMME

Programme Schedule    Concept Note
Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 - Arrival

Arrival in Nay Pyi Taw and Registration
Participant kit to be provided upon registrationlenary

Venue: Hotel Lobby

Overnight at Hotel
Monday, 27 Nov 2017 - Opening & Country Updates 07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast 08:30 - 09:45

Session 1, Welcome & Opening Speeches

Venue: MICC II

Myanmar Anthem
Cultural Performance: dance from Nay Pyi Taw
Local Organizing Committee Report
Welcome of participants and opening remarks of

  • UNICEF Myanmar Representative
  • MOE – Minister of Education officially opens the 2017 WinS ILE
09:45 - 10:15 Coffee Break 10:15 - 10:30

Session 2, Program overview and conference objectives

Venue: MICC meeting room

Overview and House Rules

10:30 - 12:15

Session 3, Country Updates

Venue: MICC II

6-minute film per country followed by 15-minute moderated discussions after every 4 films

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch Break 13:30 - 15:15

Country Updates (Continued)

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee & Snacks 15:45 - 16:45

Country Updates (Continued)

17:00 Drive back to hotel 18:00 - 20:00

Closing Dinner and Social event

Venue: MICC II

  1. Welcoming dance
  2. Opening by MC
  3. Speech by Minister of Education
  4. Dinner
  5. Cultural performance
Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 - Technical Sessions 07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast 08:30 - 09:30

Welcome & Summary of Day 1

Venue: MICC II

09:30 - 12:30

Session 4 a, Technical Sessions

Venue: MICCII

Participants will sign up beforehand for their choice of Elective Session.
4 hours per session with coffee break in between.
Strengthening national WinS monitoring system (English) Accelerating WinS at Scale- 3 Start approach. (English) Ensuring water availability in Schools (English) MHM, Gender and WinS (English) Main Session (Myanmar) Tbc
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break 13:30 - 14:30

Session 4 b, Technical Sessions

Venue: MICCII

Continued: Strengthening national WinS monitoring system (English) Continued: Accelerating WinS at Scale- 3 Start approach. (English) Continued: Ensuring water availability in Schools (English) Continued: MHM, Gender and WinS (English) Continued: Main Session (Myanmar) Tbc
Myanmar participants
Strengthening the role of the State/Regional government (or Education Offices) in WinS
Case studies- successful example from the Field
Discussions between Union level government and State/Regional participants on how to address issues identified in the Myanmar WinS Enabling Environment matrix: - Policy and Planning
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Budget and Expenditure
- Implementation Arrangements
- Capacity Development
14:30 - 16:00

Session 4 c, Technical Sessions

Venue: Main conference room

Summary of Technical Sessions
10-minutes for each Technical Session Expert/Moderator plus 5-minute discussion
16:00 - 17:00

Session 4 d, Technical Sessions

Venue: Main conference room

Key Note Speakers -1
Key Note Speakers -2
17:00 Back to the hotel Individual dinner in Nay Pyi Taw
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 - Consultation Sessions and Travel to Field 06:30 - 07:30 Breakfast 07:30 - 08:00 Hotel to MICC 2 08:00 - 08:30

Session 5, Welcome & Summary of Day 3

Venue: MICC II

08:30 - 09:30

Session 6, Key Note Speakers -3 and Key Note Speakers -4

Venue: MICC II

09:30 - 10:00 Travel: Briefing on field visit 10:00 - 10:30 Travel: Tea Break 10:30 - 15:30 Travel: Travel to Bagan by road, Overnight stay in Bagan 15:30 Hotel check in, Free time in Bagan
Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 - Field Visit and return back to Nay Pay Taw 07:30 - 08:30 Departure for field visit 08:30 - 10:00

Welcome ceremony at BEMS of Magyi su in Myaing township
Welcome speech by the Chief Minister of Magwe
Report by Chair of LOC (DG of DBE)
Remarks by a representative of international delegates

10:00 - 14:00

Session 7

School/ community visit

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
School and Community Managed Water System Visit 1
Observation of WinS activities/ facilities
Discussion with school management, children and community
School and Community Managed Water System Visit
Observation of WinS activities/ facilities
Discussion with school management, children and community
School and Community Managed Water System Visit 1 Observation of WinS activities/ facilities
Discussion with school management, children and community
14:00 - 18:30 Return back to Nay Pyi Taw
Friday, 1 Dec 2017 - Country Planning and Closing 07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast 08:00 - 08:30 Travel to Conference hall from Hotel 08:30 - 09:30

Session 8

Venue: MICCII

Summary of Field Visit
Moderated Plenary Discussion - Debriefing
General observations & reflections on field visit
09:30 - 12:00

Session 9

Country Planning (English)
Countries work on their take-home actions
Strengthening the Role of the States/Region in WinS (Myanmar)
Discussions from previous session will be consolidated to formulate next steps
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break 13:00 - 15:00

Session 10, Closing Ceremony

Venue: MICCII

Review of ILE Week
Presentation of ILE Outcome document
Handover of hosting of 2017 ILE
Certificate Ceremony
Formal closing speeches
- UNICEF
- Development partners
- Senior Education Officials from other countries
- MoEC, Myanmar
Saturday, 2 Dec 2017 - Depature

SPEAKERS

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RESOURCES

Country Presentation Guideline: Each participating country will be expected to update their progress via a short audio-visual presentation that will have to be prepared in advance.  Therefore, participating countries are encouraged to prepare a short video clip about their WinS programme progress. Download WinS ILE 2017 Preparation Guide for countries for further information.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Primary Schools in South-East Asian Countries Realities, needs and recommendations

December 2013

National Strategy for Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), WASH in Schools and WASH in Health Facilities

March 2016

CONTACT US

U Khin Aung, Director

Department of Basic Education, Ministry of Education Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

ile2017naypyitaw@gmail.com

WASH Section

UNICEF Myanmar

WASH.Yangon@unicef.org

ORGANIZING PARTNERS