Events

  • 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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    Principles into practice: why ‘development effectiveness’ matters for water, sanitation and hygiene

    30 Nov 2016 in Events
    by Clare Battle, Senior Policy Analyst, Governance, WaterAid

      This week, global actors come together in Nairobi to discuss progress against global principles of effective development cooperation. Clare Battle, WaterAid’s Senior Policy Analyst for Governance, explains how the outcomes of these discussions will affect progress towards achieving water, sanitation and hygiene for all. Partnering for effective development at…

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    Civil society from across Africa unites ahead of Africa Water Week!

    20 Jul 2016 in Events
    by Megan Macgarry (End Water Poverty) et Héloïse Chicou (Assainissement et eau pour tous – SWA)

    What a powerful day it was at the official opening ceremony of the 6th Africa Water Week, in Tanzania, on Monday 18th of July. Highlights of the event included speeches from Lydia Zigomo, Head of Region - East and Pan Africa - at WaterAid who stated that "we have to do business unusual here in…

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    Updates from End Water Poverty!

    2 Jun 2016 in Events
    by Par Heloise Chicou, la conseillère de la société civile pour SWA.

    It’s only half way through the year, and End Water Poverty (EWP) has certainly been busy lately! EWP’s Secretariat recently hosted two important international events, the Human Rights Roundtable, and EWP’s International Planning Meeting in April. On 18 April, the Roundtable brought together a range of human rights experts from…

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    Interview with Virginia Kamowa

    22 Mar 2016 in Events
    by Conseil de Concertation pour l'Approvisionnement en Eau et l'Assainissement (WSSCC)

    What has changed for your organization since the 17 Sustainable Development Goals were agreed in September? The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) works towards realization of a vision of a world where everyone has access to adequate sanitation and hygiene at scale and ensuring equality and nondiscrimination in…

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    Interview with Jorge Mora Portuguez

    16 Mar 2016 in Events
    by Réseau d'Action pour l'Eau Douce d'Amérique Centrale (FANCA)

    ENGLISH TRANSLATION BELOW ¿Qué ha cambiado para su organización desde Septiembre cuando se votaron los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible? Setiembre marcó un punto de inflexión muy importante para los movimientos y organizaciones ambientalistas y que trabajan con WASH. Significó el momento en que la humanidad alcanzó un acuerdo muy…

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    How visible will human rights be at the SWA Ministerial Meeting?

    14 Mar 2016 in Events
    by Par Hannah Neumeyer, Chef du département des droits humains, WASH United

    Ministers of water, sanitation and hygiene are meeting in Addis this week to discuss what needs to be done to achieve water and sanitation services for all, always and everywhere. This focus on universal access provides a strong case for examining the human rights framework in the context of water…

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    Establishing a framework for shared learning and for putting knowledge to use

    13 Mar 2016 in Events
    by Par George W. Chaima, PhD, Directeur national – New Restoration Plan – Malawi, ancien membre du Comité directeur de SWA comme représentant des organisations civiles africaines

    SWA is beginning to turn into a vibrant powerhouse for global partnership to engage and set up sustainable mechanism to achieve universal access to clean water and adequate sanitation.   The Meeting of Ministers of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene which takes place in Addis Ababa from March 15th to 16th…

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    Creating the capacity to adapt and innovate within national water, sanitation and hygiene sectors

    12 Mar 2016 in Events
    by Par Patrick Moriarty, Directeur Exécutif, IRC

    By 2030 SWA’s 49 partner countries have committed themselves to ensuring that every one of their citizens has access to water, sanitation and hygiene services. What is more, they’ve done this at a time of unique and historically unprecedented change. To deliver on their commitment will mean answering challenges that…

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