Welcome to the "partner perspectives" section where SWA partners can share news, experiences and insights.

  • Five ways SWA promotes integrity

    10 Dec 2019 in News Categories
    by Par Virginia Roaf

      What exactly is integrity, why is it important, and what are we doing to promote it? Integrity requires that we go a step beyond addressing corruption to ensuring that we all adhere to the governance principles of transparency, accountability and participation in order to achieve equitable, pro-poor, inclusive decision-making…

  • Nigeria’s ODF push: How is private sector supporting Government’s campaign

    13 Nov 2019 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Par Nicholas Igwe, Directeur Général, Zenith Water Projects et représentant du comité directeur pour le secteur privé au sein de SWA

      The private sector in Nigeria has come together to launch one of its kind initiative, called ‘Organized Private Sector in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene’ (OPSWASH) to support the Government of Nigeria’s campaign to end open defecation by 2025. “Through the creation of OPSWASH, there now exists one body with…

  • Is Corruption Killing Pushpa’s Dream? 

    30 Oct 2019 in Sector News
    by Par Barbara schreiner, Executive Director, Water Integrity Network 

      Globally, in 2017, 2 billion people lacked even a basic sanitation service and 673 million people world-wide still practiced open defecation. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines sanitation as access to and use of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and faeces. A safe sanitation system is a system designed and used to separate human…

  • Water and Sanitation: Agony of being a woman with disability

    18 Oct 2019 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Par Saima Ashraf, Présidente, Able Plus Welfare Organisation et ambassadrice de bonne volonté pour l'UNICEF

      Let me make an attempt to speak on behalf of all those women with disabilities who are disproportionately affected by the lack of safely managed water and sanitation- the ones who don’t even have a say- the ones who are left behind. I would be doing so by sharing…

  • Bringing the private sector to the table: the question is not if but how they should be involved

    18 Oct 2019 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Par Patrick Moriarty, PDG, IRC WASH et Président du comité directeur de SWA

      As much as any other constituency it requires clear agreements and rules of the game to engage effectively. That's why it's essential the private sector plays a full role within Sanitation and Water for All. A couple of weeks ago, I spent an interesting afternoon in Paris at the…

  • Include men and boys in menstrual hygiene to reduce gender inequalities

    8 Oct 2019 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Par Karanja Daniel, Ambassadeur pour MHM et membre du WSSCC

    The Sustainable Development Goal 6 ensures the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, with target 6.2 unpacking sanitation and hygiene needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations. But, what are these needs? do men and boys have roles to play regarding these needs?…

  • In conversation with former Vice Chair of SWA, Darren Saywell

    7 Oct 2019 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Par SWA

    Video interview of Darren Saywell, former Vice Chair of Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) global partnership on the evolution of SWA over the past 10 years.    (En version française) Hi, I'm Darren Saywell and I was associated with Sanitation and Water for All between 2011 to 2015. During…

  • Talking Systems Strengthening with Private Sector 

    30 Sep 2019 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Neil Dhot

      The private sector is increasingly becoming a critical partner to governments in achieving the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To explore and understand the role of private sector in providing goods and services and creating enabling environment for WASH, we spoke to AquaFed’s…

  • Using SWA framework as common language in sector dialogue

    27 Sep 2019 in News Categories
    by SWA

      The External Support Agency (ESA) partner of Sanitation and Water For All– WSSCC is holding a three-day regional workshop on how to accelerate an enabling environment in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector for Equality and Non-discrimination (EQND) and Leave No One Behind (LNOB). Over 30 representatives from Governments,…