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Speaker Series with Param Iyer

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On Thursday, January 202022 we will host a virtual Speaker Series with Param Iyer, former Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. 

In 2015, more than 500 million people in India defecated in the open, representing 60 percent of the world's population that did not use a toilet. In his role as Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Param Iyer was tasked with ensuring that everyone in India used a toilet by 2019. Join us to hear about his experience leading one of the sanitation sector's largest efforts in transformational change, the Swachh Bharat Mission, in conversation with King Center Faculty Affiliate and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Jenna Davis.

The Series features talks by distinguished scholars and policymakers with the goal of fostering discussions about successes and challenges in the field of poverty alleviation. This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, the Stanford King Center on Global Development, and the Stanford Program on Water, Health & Development.