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

  • 2014 HLM: from grassroots projects to high-level discussions

    28 Apr 2014 in HLM
    by Mr. Thomas Sayibu Imoro, Directeur général de NewEnergy

    This was my first opportunity to participate in the highest forums of the WASH sector - the SWA Sector Ministers’ Meeting (SMM) - and  HLM. It meant a lot to me as someone who has been involved in community service delivery for many years. Each single project I accomplish becomes…

  • 2014 HLM: ambitious commitments and greater progress accountability

    24 Apr 2014 in HLM
    by Mr. Murali Ramisetty, Convenor, Freshwater Action Network South Asia

    At the start of the Sector Ministers Meeting (SMM) on 10th April at PAHO, I was not sure what such a huge gathering of sector leaders can achieve in a one day meeting. At the end of the day however, once I had listened to the Honorable Minister of Afghanistan…

  • What are your hopes/expectations for the Sector Ministers’ Meeting (SMM) and HLM 2014?

    16 Apr 2014 in HLM
    by Catherine Mwango, Hanneke Lankveld & Vanessa Dubois

    Here are some of the views and thoughts from a selection of civil society representatives from across the globe on the SWA events. Catherine Mwango (Vice Chairperson of the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation – ANEW), Hanneke Lankveld (Public Affairs Officer WASH for Simavi) and Vanessa Dubois…

  • Sanitation software: a smart investment for the HLM

    9 Apr 2014 in HLM
    by Dr. Christopher W. Williams, Executive Director, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), and Multilateral Representative, SWA Steering committee

    There are great expectations for the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High Level Meeting (HLM) in Washington, DC, this week. The 2012 meeting, through engagement with Finance ministries, saw almost 40 developing countries make pledges designed to provide an additional 60 million people with improved drinking water sources and…

  • Investing in water and sanitation: Increasing access, reducing inequalities

    8 Apr 2014 in
    by Dr Maria Neira, Director Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization (WHO)

    With the 2014 High-Level Meeting (HLM) fast approaching, I wanted to emphasize how excited WHO is to play a role and to actively contribute. I am delighted to share the results of WHO’s work on the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) initiative along with…

  • There is urgency for the WASH issue to become a higher priority for world leaders

    3 Apr 2014 in HLM
    by Jaehyang So, Director, Trust Funds and Partnerships, World Bank

    On April 11, the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, will welcome some 60 plus Ministers of Finance, Water and Sanitation, and Development Cooperation, high level leaders from the private sector, civil society, foundations and development organizations, to the third Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High…