Political Prioritization

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    One Year On: Companies and Respect for the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

    29 Jan 2016 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Par Mai-Lan Ha, Conseillère à CEO Water Mandate

    2015 was a historic year for sustainable development. The world came together and adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new framework that will guide development for the next 15 years.  The 17 SDGs cover a range of topics from health to education to equality and environmental protection.  Underpinning the…

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    Africa’s Declaration of Dignity: The N’gor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene

    18 Dec 2015 in Country Processes
    by Kitchinme Bawa, Point focal assainissement, Conseil des Ministres Africains chargés de l'Eau (AMCOW)

    It sounds unbelievable yet true that Africa has more people without access to sanitation in 2015 than in 2000 when the MDGs were articulated. Africa therefore missed the MDGs for sanitation by a wide margin. Only 10 of the 54 member countries have reported to have met the MDGs target…

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    Moving Beyond Business as Usual for WASH in the SDG Era

    27 Nov 2015 in Country Processes
    by Julie A. Truelove, Consultante, EAH/WASH et Développement

     A broad cross section of stakeholders including representatives of country ministries of health and finance, donor country agencies, researchers and civil society practitioners gathered at the 2015 UNC Water & Health Conference as the WASH sector embarks upon the era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We’ve had aid effectiveness…

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    SWA outlines four collaborative behaviours to overcome business as usual

    10 Nov 2015 in Country Processes
    by Patrick Apoya, PDG, SkyFox Ltd ; Directeur, Africa Sanitation Think Tank, Water and Sanitation for Africa Apollos Nwafor ; Directeur régional des activités de plaidoyer de WaterAid pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest

    Talking about major challenges to achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene as required by the recently launched Sustainable Development goals, one thing comes to mind: Individual and group behaviour. This is at the center of many of the intractable challenges in the WASH sector that various stakeholders are…

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    Pakistan Country Briefing on Right to Water and Sanitation launched

    27 Oct 2015 in Country Processes
    by Ikhtiar Khaskhelly, Directeur général de KRDO Sindh Pakistan

    The Country Briefing paper of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Right to Water , Sanitation & Hygiene is a detailed document for the sector related volunteers to work more efficiently having primary and secondary data and information about the WASH Sector in Pakistan. The WSSH Sector organizations and volunteers were…

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    Key role of CSOs in advocating towards achieving SWA commitments

    19 May 2015 in Events
    by Mme Hanan E. Muddathir, Présidente de l’association EnvI, Soudan ; Point focal pour Assainissement et eau pour tous, EWP, ANEW ; membre national & international du dialogue sur le programme de développement pour l'après-2015 et les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD).

    Day after day SWA partners are become well informed and knowledgeable. We are very pleased to be a partner in SWA because it has made the WASH status issue very clear, especially for us as civil society organizations, and for our movement in advocacy. SWA engage s different partners on…

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    The Netherlands reaffirm support to WASH and SWA

    2 Jun 2014 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Mr Dick Van Ginhoven, Senior Water and Sanitation Advisor, Department of Energy, Climate, Environment and Water, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS), The Netherlands

     What was your impression of the 2014 HLM? My impression was very positive. With the presence of the United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the World Bank Group's President Dr. Jim Yong Kim, SWA succeeded in obtaining the highest political attention for existing challenges in the water, sanitation and hygiene…

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    Human rights: we need political will to target the poor and invest in low-cost solutions

    10 Dec 2013 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Catarina de Albuquerque, Rapporteur spécial de l’ONU sur le droit à une eau potable salubre et à l’assainissement

      “I was recently in Nicaragua and I visited some small villages where communities had organized themselves to provide community water and sanitation services. I met an exceptional man who was the President of one of the local water councils, and he said, ‘The most important thing about sanitation and…

  • The three ‘P’s of Partnership, Policy and Practice: how SWA complements WSA

    10 Dec 2013 in Country Processes
    by Par M. Idrissa Doucouré, Eau and Assainissement pour l’Afrique (EAA)

    We like to think that SWA complements the work we do at Water and Sanitation for Africa in relation to ‘three Ps’: Partnership, Policy and Practice. Firstly, SWA, as a partnership platform, enables the Ministerial Council of WSA to reach out to more partners and talk to more donors. This…

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