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

  • Knowledge exchange – a powerful tool to meet the sanitation challenges facing Africa

    27 May 2015 in Events
    by Par Yolande Coombes, Spécialiste principale, Assainissement et hygiène, Programme PNUD/Banque mondiale pour l'eau et l'assainissement (WSP)

    How do you take a decision? For most of us, the way we take decisions is to weigh up the pros and cons of the evidence we have, and on that basis make a choice. The same should be true of decision making at all levels. It should be a…

  • Transforming sanitation, addressing professional capacity gaps

    25 May 2015 in Events
    by Par Kirsten de Vette, Learning and Capacity Development officer, International Water Association (IWA)

    Whilst the water-related Millennium Development Goal targets have been reached, sanitation lags behind, particularly in African countries. The post-2015 global development framework, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will challenge the sanitation sector to go beyond just increasing access, to achieving sustainability for sanitation services. This will require countries to address…

  • Making Sanitation for all a reality in Africa

    20 May 2015 in Events
    by Par Rehema Aanyu, Liaison & Networking Officer, UWASNET

    A week before the 4th AfricaSan Conference in Dakar, Senegal, I was attending a regional learning and sharing forum for thirty-five UWASNET member organizations in Busoga region. One of the items on the agenda was training members in the “Sanitation As A Business” model which is aimed at changing people’s…

  • 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…

  • Sanitation and Health linkage: A key to Sustainable Development

    19 May 2015 in Events
    by Par Ibrahim Musah, Directeur, Politique et partenariats, WaterAid Ghana

    The Africa Sanitation Conference (AFRICASAN) 4, which is being convened by the Africa Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) in collaboration with the African Union, is scheduled to take place from May 25-27, 2015 in Dakar (Senegal), under the visionary theme: Making Sanitation and Water for All a reality. But how…