Task Teams

The SWA Steering Committee appoints Task Teams to carry out specific tasks. 


Task Team numbers are kept low and are limited to those who are willing to actively contribute organizational resources to write or review papers or serve on support missions. Task Teams have a dedicated workspace to share documents and manage their work plan. Task Team minutes and papers are circulated periodically to the Steering Committee and the wider SWA partnership for inputs and comment. The Country Processes Task Team (CPPT) and the Global Monitoring Task Team are the two current SWA task teams.

 


Country Processes Task Team (CPTT)

Strengthening government-led national processes is one of SWA’s key objectives and central to the Partnership’s new strategy. Drawing upon previous work of the Country Processes Task Team, SWA has identified four Collaborative Behaviours (for both development partners and governments), which are essential to ensuring that support to the WASH sector is effective, equitable and sustainable.

Building on the evolution of the global landscape through the agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the launch of SWA’s new strategy, and recognising the achievements of SWA’s Country Processes Task Team to date, this ToR sets out the refreshed strategic focus of the CPTT.

The Task Team is:

Clare Battle – Chair

Research and Learning

WaterAid

Sue Yardley

Civil Society

Tearfund

Erma Uytewaal

Research and Learning

IRC

Evariste Kouassi Komlan

External Support Agency

UNICEF

Maimuna Nalubega

External Support Agency

AfDB

Heather Skilling

External Support Agency

USAID

Dominick de Waal

External Support Agency

WSP

Simon Bibby

External Support Agency

DFID

Thilo Panzerbieter

Civil Society

EWP

George Yarngo

Country

Liberia

Irfan Tariq

Country

Pakistan

Yerefolo Malle

External Support Agency

WSA

Cassilde Breniere

External Support Agency

AFD

Sabrina Abu-Hamdeh

External Support Agency

US Department of State

Henry Northover

Research and Learning

WaterAid

Learn more about SWA Country Processes

 


Global Monitoring Task Team

Many compelling reasons exist to build a shared monitoring framework. Demands for sector information are increasing, and when a gap is perceived, new and often parallel, systems are added. This means the monitoring landscape is crowded, fragmented, and often duplicative. Despite a wealth of information available, there are indications that valuable data are not fully used. The timing of national data collection is not coordinated with global monitoring reporting, and the emphasis on regional and global products means that too little is fed back into country-level planning. For example, data collected at a project or programme level (such as well inventories or details of systems installed) may not be incorporated into the national data system.

SWA creates an unprecedented opportunity to develop a shared monitoring framework for the sanitation and water sector as most of the agencies undertaking major monitoring initiatives are SWA partners. The Global Monitoring Task Team will seek to develop a shared monitoring framework.

The team will initially focus on two tasks:

  • - harmonizing the monitoring initiatives focused on inputs to the sector (for example, funding, human resources and planning processes)
  • - overseeing the development of a shared set of voluntary norms and standards for how data are collected, so that all agencies are reporting on the same things in the same way

 

The Global Monitoring Task Team was established in March 2013. The Task Team is yet to be formally agreed but several SC members offered to be on the team including DFID, who has put forward a Chair, Laura Westcott. Other Partners who volunteered are WaterAid, DFID, Madagascar, USAID, AMCOW, WHO, AfDB, WSSCC, Nepal, South Sudan and the Research and Learning constituency will nominate a member.

The Task Team is:

Laura Westcott – Chair

External Support Agency

DFID

Bawa Kitchime

External Support Agency

AMCOW

Bruce Gordon

External Support Agency

WHO

Tony Kolb

External Support Agency

USAID

Andrew Yunda

Country

South Sudan

Tom Slaymaker/ Tim Brewer

Research and Learning

WaterAid

Fabio Losa

External Support Agency

AfDB

Solphi Joli Hamelo

Country

Madagascar

Guy Hutton

External Support Agency

WSP/ WB

Andrew Trevett

External Support Agency

UNICEF

Rachel Norman

Research and Learning

Cranfield University

Kerstin Danert

Research and Learning

Skat

Julliett Willets

Research and Learning

University of Technology (Sydney)