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

  • 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…

  • 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…