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18 Jan 2018 in INSIGHTS

SDGs Require a Strong Common Advocacy Agenda from East Africa CSOs

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. These…

  • Darren-Saywell

    Sanitation Smorgesbord: politics + evidence + commitments = accountability

    10 Dec 2013 in Events
    by Darren Saywell, Vice-Chair, SWA

    I grew up in the UK in the 1970’s watching The Muppet Show.  Beyond the more popular characters of Kermit and Miss Piggy, I fell in love with The Swedish Chef - an incomprehensible preparer of foodstuffs.  He was hilarious.  All Swedish Chef sketches begin with him in a kitchen,…

  • From the global to the household: getting community voices in policy making processes

    10 Dec 2013 in Uncategorized

    At FANSA, we want to hear the voices of community members who do not have access to sanitation and water. We want these communities to get access to better services, and ensure that their involvement and engagement in the process is better recognized. Freshwater Action Network represents four countries: Bangladesh,…

  • Miriam-Zambia

    Engaging in advocacy and the SWA partnership

    10 Dec 2013 in Country Processes

    The Zambia NGO WASH Forum’s mandate is to act as a voice for civil society and to contribute to Government–led plans in the sector. Membership of the Forum is currently 35 and its membership is comprised of large international NGOs and Community Based Organisations. The Forum in its current form…

  • Defining the post-2015 agenda: sanitation and water for every person

    10 Dec 2013 in

    It is very important that SWA contributes to defining the post-2015 development agenda. This agenda should make sure that every single person has access to the basic necessities and rights of sanitation and water. We need to make this a reality as quickly as possible, and ensure that governments take…

  • CSOs making sure the Government of Sudan keep their promises on sanitation and water

    10 Dec 2013 in Uncategorized

    We are very pleased to be a partner in SWA because it has made things a lot clearer for us in civil society organizations. SWA engages different partners on global and national levels and we are delighted that, at the SWA HLM in 2012, the Government of Sudan committed to…

  • Jean-Marie-Rwanda

    The impact of SWA HLM commitments in Rwanda

    10 Dec 2013 in Country Processes
    by Jean Marie Vianney Rutaganda, WASH Specialist, UNICEF Rwanda

    Without a doubt, the 2012 High Level Meeting contributed to the good progress that Rwanda is making on the commitments. The event generated lots of enthusiasm and support from decision makers in the ministries in charge of water, sanitation and finance.  The meeting reinforced commitments made at the 2011 AfricaSan…

  • swww2013

    A great African statesman and one of the nicest people you could ever meet

    10 Dec 2013 in
    by Sanjay Wijesekera, Chief of WASH, UNICEF talks about H.E. John Kufuor’s visit to World Water Week in Stockholm(french)

    It is a great honour to be at World Water Week in Stockholm with HE John Kufuor, especially as he was President during my time in Ghana between 2005 and 2008.  Not only is he a great African statesman, but he is one of nicest people you could ever meet. …

  • We won’t let sanitation fall among the cracks

    10 Dec 2013 in
    by Par M. Bai-Mass Taal, Conseil des ministres africains chargés de l’eau

    Not long ago, there were no Ministries of Sanitation in Africa. Sanitation was falling among the cracks, largely ignored. We, the African Ministers Council On Water (AMCOW) are the lead agency for water and sanitation in Africa. In 2002, at the eThekwini Declaration and AfricaSan Action Plan, we put Ministers…

  • 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…