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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • Sri Lanka - Adequate Finance is a limitation to achieve SDG targets on water and sanitation

    9 Jun 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Hemantha Withanage, Executive Director, Centre for Environmental Justice/FANSA Sri Lanka

    The SWA Country Process Dialogue was held on the 6th April 2017 at the Foundation Institute, Sri Lanka, with 40 participants representing the Ministry of City Planning and Water Supply, Ministry of Health, Water Supply and Drainage Board, and Civil society Organisations.  Sri Lankan delegation member from the Water Supply…

  • Feedback from Civil Society delegate on the 2017 HLM: Pursuing good governance in WASH as prerequisite to achieving SDG6

    31 May 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Samson Shivaji, Civil Society Delegate, KEWASNET and African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW)

    The High-level Meeting happening in Washington DC has in some way attempted to highlight the important place of pursuing good Governance as a prerequisite to achieving the level of ambition. On one hand, the HLM has reiterated the level of ambition, pointing out the aspirations as well as demonstrating the…

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

    17 May 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Juliette Refle, Consultant at End Water Poverty

    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…

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