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

  • 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…

  • Addressing data gaps to catalyse the adoption of SWA’s Collaborative Behaviours

    28 Sep 2018 in
    by By Clare Battle (@Clare_B)

    In 2014, the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) global partnership identified four Collaborative Behaviours (CBs) – ways of working that, if jointly adopted by governments and development partners, would improve long-term performance and sustainability in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Since 2015, these Behaviours have been at the heart…

  • SDGs Require a Strong Common Advocacy Agenda from East Africa CSOs

    18 Jan 2018 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by par Heloise Chicou, CSO Advisor

      This is particularly true today when countries such as Zambia are experiencing cholera outbreaks or when Kenyan organizations are fighting together to influence the water bill. East Africa regroups strong Water and Sanitation Civil Society Organisations from Kenya (KEWASNET), Tanzania (TEWASNET), Malawi (WESNET), Zambia (Zambia WASH Forum) and others.…

  • Access to water and sanitation for older persons – Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons

    1 Oct 2017 in Events
    by By Catarina de Albuquerque, SWA Executive Chair

    Today, October 1st, we celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. This is a day to celebrate the experience and wisdom of those people in our lives, who have experienced a world that we have not, and who perhaps see today’s world differently from the way that we see it.…

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