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

  • Francophone civil society acts towards more accountability for progress for water and sanitation, always and for all

    28 Jun 2019 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Par Anjani Kapoor

      In 2018, the ‘Global Review of National Accountability Mechanisms for SDG6’ study was launched, which evaluated the existing national accountability mechanisms in 25 countries to analyze key bottlenecks as well as opportunities for different stakeholders to reach water and sanitation targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This accountability study…

  • UWASNET: Accountability begins with Civil Society

    18 Jun 2019 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Par Yunia Yiga Musaazi , Executive Director, UWASNET

      For the 2019 Sector Ministers’ Meeting, Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET) has taken the commitment to strengthen the accountability of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the country. Having undertaken the Annual WASH NGO Performance Assessment for the last seven years, we have decided to reinforce this as…

  • Youth Representation at the SWA Sector Ministers’ Meeting

    28 May 2019 in
    by Par Kenneth Alfaro and Geisel Sánchez, Red de Jóvenes por el Agua Centroamérica

      April 2019 was the month of increased youth participation for Central America Youth for Water Network (Red de Jóvenes por el Agua Centroamérica) at national, regional and global events. With the support of SWA, we participated as youth representatives in the recently concluded 2019 Sector Ministers’ Meeting (SMM) in…

  • SWA task force: a conversation starter around systems strengthening in Malawi

    2 May 2019 in
    by Par Kate Alinafe Harawa, Président du conseil de la WESNET

    2018 was a year when Malawi made modest efforts to go beyond just discussing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to finally implementing them. We, at Water and Environmental Sanitation Network (WESNET) believe the evidence for that stems from how the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership is pushing for a…

  • SWA Mutual Accountability Mechanism: A development driver and opportunity for the water and sanitation sector in Mali

    27 Feb 2019 in
    by Par Tabalaba Boureima, Coordinateur de la CN-CIEPA                               

    Taking part in the High-Level Meeting (HLM) in Washington for the first time in 2014, Mali’s Government, civil society organizations (CSOs) and development partners became aware of the challenge set by the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) global partnership. Mali is a developing country in the Sahel, with huge…

  • Nigerian CSOs: Accountability is the first step towards ‘Leaving No One Behind’ 

    21 Feb 2019 in
    by Par Attah Benson, NEWSAN   

    With the support of Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), the Nigeria-based Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) has been taking steps to strengthen governance in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector to accelerate progress towards SDG 6. NEWSAN, an umbrella network of WASH NGOs in Nigeria, is aiming to…

  • 2019 SMM: 6 lessons from the preparation of Francophone Countries

    18 Feb 2019 in
    by Par L’équipe « Engagement Pays » au Secrétariat de SWA 

    By the Country Engagement Team at the SWA Secretariat   In their preparations for the upcoming Sector Ministers’ Meeting (SMM), countries are making significant, innovative and collaborative strides which are contributing to the strengthening of national multi-stakeholder sector dialogue. The SWA Country Engagement team supports countries – partners, non-partners and…

  • SWA triggers multi-stakeholder dialogue in Zambia

    30 Jan 2019 in Country Processes
    by By Bubala Muyovwe, Coordinator, WASH Forum Zambia

    2019 Sector Ministers' Meeting Blog Series In May 2018, Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) organized a meeting with sector partners in Zambia, to present the SWA Framework and to look at concrete ways to strengthen collaborative dialogues at country level. The main purpose of the sector partners’ meeting was…

  • Innovate4Water Abuja: putting the Collaborative Behaviours into action

    18 Dec 2018 in Events
    by Dr. Nicholas Igwe, CEO, Zenith Water Projects

    SWA partners share the belief that government-led, collaborative, and multi-stakeholder decision-making processes lead to more sustainable, efficient and transparent solutions, than when development partners work alone. With the introduction of Mutual Accountability Mechanism (MAM) and the recent involvement of the private sector, I believe this vision can be better and…

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