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

  • WaterAid prepares for the Sanitation and Water for All high-level meetings

    13 Apr 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Ibrahim Musah, former WaterAid Regional Advocacy Manager for West Africa

    Originally posted by WaterAid   The Sanitation and Water for All high-level meetings later this month are an opportunity to drive progress towards reaching everyone everywhere by 2030. In the lead up, WaterAid is aiming to catalyse conversations around improved sector efficiency and effectiveness. Ibrahim Musah, WaterAid’s Regional Advocacy Manager…

  • Chad’s Civil Society gets ready for the SWA HLM

    6 Apr 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Action Contre la Faim (ACF)

    As a member of SWA, Chad is expected to participate in the SWA 2017 High-level Meetings (HLM) taking place in Washington on 19 and 20 April, and focusing on financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for water, sanitation and hygiene. In order to prepare civil society’s contribution to the HLM,…

  • SWA CSOs working together in Uganda to contribute to 2017 HLM preparations

    31 Mar 2017 in
    by Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET) convened a SWA-CSO country level meeting in March

    Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET) convened a SWA-CSO country level meeting to review country’s progress on SWA commitments, contribute to the development of the country presentation to be made by Ministers at the 2017 SWA High-level Meetings (HLMs) and to share lessons learnt.   Some of the highlights…

  • CSOs National Consultative Meeting in Nepal to prepare the SWA HLMs

    24 Mar 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by FANSA Nepal and End Water Poverty (EWP)

    Civil society organizations in Nepal came together and spent a day discussing on the issues related to water, sanitation and hygiene. The CSOs national consultative meeting was hosted by NGO forum for Urban Water and Sanitation and FANSA Nepal with the support from SWA and End Water Poverty (EWP).  The key objective…

  • March and April 2017 offer unique opportunities for progress on achieving universal access to water and sanitation

    9 Mar 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Alix Charles, Water Action Month Campaign Consultant, End Water Poverty

    Originally publish by End Water Poverty In order to realise the Human Right to Water and Sanitation and the sixth Sustainable Development Goal, countries are facing a long list of ambitious targets. These include ending open defecation, providing equitable access to safe and affordable water, achieving adequate hygiene and sanitation,…

  • Women and Women’s Waste! Proactively managing the disposal of menstrual products

    8 Mar 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Catarina de Albuquerque, Executive Chair, Sanitation and Water for All

    I am always happy to have the opportunity to talk and write about the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of women and girls, and promote ways to achieve gender equality and alleviate suffering through better access to these essential services. The specific theme for Water Day this year is wastewater,…

  • Interview with Sanjay Banka

    3 Mar 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Managing Director at Banka Bioloo and private sector representative on SWA's Steering Committee

    The World Bank estimates an annual need of $114 billion between now until 2030, three times the current investment levels, if we are to achieve the WASH-related targets of the SDGs. How can the private sector help bridge this financing gap? The private sector, once non-existent for the social development…

  • Balancing budgets isn’t one-sided: Why collaboration is key to reducing the WASH financing gap

    22 Feb 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by By Hanna Woodburn, Global Public Private Partnership for Handwashing director

    I think that it is natural at the outset of a new year to take some time to take stock of what’s come before. For me, I spent a good portion of January working on an annual report for my organization, the Global Handwashing Partnership (previously referred to as the…

  • Do we still need the Sanitation and Water for All Partnership?

    10 Feb 2017 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Clare Battle, Senior Policy Analyst, Governance, WaterAid

    Originally publish by WaterAid Established in 2009, Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is the global multi-stakeholder partnership for the WASH sector. Today it brings together over 150 partners across five constituencies: countries; external support agencies; civil society organisations; research & learning organisations; and private sector actors. WaterAid was a founding…