BILL GATES
CO-CHAIR, BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
"India is especially well-positioned to lead in sanitation innovation. It is a proven leader in addressing difficult health problems, like eliminating polio. The country has a well-educated workforce and a demonstrated capacity for technological innovation. And it has a ready market of 630 million people looking for affordable sanitation solutions. The India Sanitation Coalition is an important initiative to help the government achieve its ambitious goal of safe sanitation for everyone in the next five years. It's exciting to see this diverse group of stakeholders working together on such an important challenge and it will be fascinating to watch this market develop in the next decade."