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17 May 2017 in INSIGHTS

#HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series EWP Juliette SM

Key Points and Actions for CSOs: How can we Finance and End the Water and Sanitation Crisis?

The Sanitation and Water for All Partnership (SWA) High-level Meetings (HLM) happened less than a month ago in Washington DC with a focus on how to finance the achievement of the water, sanitation and hygiene-related SDGs targets by 2030, including how to strengthen the sector and reach universal access. Sector…

  • #HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series Heloise SM

    CSOs preparatory process at national level for the High-level Meetings: overall picture

    11 May 2017 in
    by Heloise Chicou, Civil Society Advisor, SWA

    The 2017 SWA High-level Meetings were held end of April in Washington DC, gathering around 60 ministers in total and 59 countries ministers  from finance, water, sanitation and hygiene. The other partners of the partnership (International institutions, Civil Society Organisations, Private sector, Research and learning) were also present, with more…

  • #HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series Water Aid SM

    At the Sanitation and Water for All High-level Meetings, urgent action is needed to transform lives

    25 Apr 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Barbara Frost, Chief executive, WaterAid

    For the 2.4 billion people in the world who live without access to a decent toilet the events happened in Washington DC last week have the potential to bring about lasting change. Amid the buzz of the World Bank’s annual Spring Meetings is an opportunity to change the course of history as…

  • #HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series Constituencies

    A question for the constituencies

    20 Apr 2017 in
    by Comment votre groupe catégoriel peut-il contribuer à combler le déficit de financement ?

    A common challenge across many SWA countries and other constituencies, is the financing gap that exists between the funds the sector currently has and what is needed to achieve universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030. According to the World Bank, this amounts to US$114 billion globally per…

  • #HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series WSSCC SM

    To Cure Disease, Prevention Must Come First

    20 Apr 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Chris Williams, Directeur exécutif, Conseil de Concertation pour l’Approvisionnement en eau et l’Assainissement

    Every day, an estimated 1,500 children die from diarrhea largely caused by a lack of access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene — more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. Poor sanitation alone may also be responsible for as much as half of the world’s stunting problems, due to diarrhea and related malnutrition.…

  • #HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series IRC SM

    Research and Learning – a key building block to good quality and sustainable WASH

    19 Apr 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Patrick Moriarty, Directeur exécutif, IRC

    With the High-level Meetings about to start, members of SWA’s Research and Learning constituency will be joining ministers with the message that research and learning are essential to achieving the SDG. Prior to the Addis Sector Minister’s Meeting in 2015, SWA’s Research and Learning (R&L) constituency identified a set of…

  • #HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series Simavi SM

    How can we achieve sanitation and water for all? Washington D.C., here I come!

    17 Apr 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Ewout van Galen, Simavi’s Programme Director

    Originally posted by Simavi   Simavi’s Programme Director, Ewout van Galen, will attend the 2017 Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High-level Meetings (HLM) in Washington D.C. to represent the European Civil Society Organisations working on water, sanitation, and hygiene.  Why are the High-level Meetings so important? Even though access to…

  • #HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series Water Aid SM

    WaterAid prepares for the Sanitation and Water for All high-level meetings

    13 Apr 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Ibrahim Musah, former WaterAid Regional Advocacy Manager for West Africa

    Originally posted by WaterAid   The Sanitation and Water for All high-level meetings later this month are an opportunity to drive progress towards reaching everyone everywhere by 2030. In the lead up, WaterAid is aiming to catalyse conversations around improved sector efficiency and effectiveness. Ibrahim Musah, WaterAid’s Regional Advocacy Manager…

  • #HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series Chad SM

    Chad’s Civil Society gets ready for the SWA HLM

    6 Apr 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Action Contre la Faim (ACF)

    As a member of SWA, Chad is expected to participate in the SWA 2017 High-level Meetings (HLM) taking place in Washington on 19 and 20 April, and focusing on financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for water, sanitation and hygiene. In order to prepare civil society’s contribution to the HLM,…

  • #HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series Uganda SM

    SWA CSOs working together in Uganda to contribute to 2017 HLM preparations

    31 Mar 2017 in
    by Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET) convened a SWA-CSO country level meeting in March

    Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET) convened a SWA-CSO country level meeting to review country’s progress on SWA commitments, contribute to the development of the country presentation to be made by Ministers at the 2017 SWA High-level Meetings (HLMs) and to share lessons learnt.   Some of the highlights…

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