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20 Apr 2017 in INSIGHTS

#HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series Constituencies

A question for the constituencies

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, Executive Director of Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

    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, Executive Director, 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…

  • #HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series Lanjana SM

    CSOs National Consultative Meeting in Nepal to prepare the SWA HLMs

    24 Mar 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by FANSA Nepal and End Water Poverty (EWP)

    Civil society organizations in Nepal came together and spent a day discussing on the issues related to water, sanitation and hygiene. The CSOs national consultative meeting was hosted by NGO forum for Urban Water and Sanitation and FANSA Nepal with the support from SWA and End Water Poverty (EWP).  The key objective…

  • #HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series SM Alix Charles

    March and April 2017 offer unique opportunities for progress on achieving universal access to water and sanitation

    9 Mar 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Alix Charles, Water Action Month Campaign Consultant, End Water Poverty

    Originally publish by End Water Poverty In order to realise the Human Right to Water and Sanitation and the sixth Sustainable Development Goal, countries are facing a long list of ambitious targets. These include ending open defecation, providing equitable access to safe and affordable water, achieving adequate hygiene and sanitation,…

  • #HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series CATARINA SM

    Women and Women’s Waste! Proactively managing the disposal of menstrual products

    8 Mar 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Catarina de Albuquerque, Executive Chair, Sanitation and Water for All

    I am always happy to have the opportunity to talk and write about the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of women and girls, and promote ways to achieve gender equality and alleviate suffering through better access to these essential services. The specific theme for Water Day this year is wastewater,…