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25 Apr 2017 in INSIGHTS

#HLM2017 Partners Perspectives Series Water Aid SM

At the Sanitation and Water for All High-level Meetings, urgent action is needed to transform lives

For the 2.4 billion people in the world who live without access to a decent toilet the events happened in Washington DC last week have the potential to bring about lasting change. Amid the buzz of the World Bank’s annual Spring Meetings is an opportunity to change the course of history as…

  • 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…

  • Using SWA to demand accountability from governments

    10 Dec 2013 in
    by <p>by Mr. Abdul-Nashiru Mohammed, WaterAid</p>

    SWA is a great opportunity for us, as civil society organizations, to improve sanitation and water services. I am the Regional Policy and Advocacy Manager at WaterAid in West Africa. One of our key responsibilities is to influence governments to take their commitments to improving sanitation and water service delivery seriously.…

  • Let’s raise sanitation and water high on the political agenda

    10 Dec 2013 in
    by by Catarina de Albuquerque, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation

    At IRC, we believe that something needs to happen to put sanitation and water higher on the political agenda. Something needs to be done differently to make sure that the entire population in the world, never mind where you live, has access to quality sanitation and water services. We think…

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