Welcome to the "updates" section where you can find the latest updates of the partnership. 

  • SWA appoints Regional Coordinator for Latin America and Caribbean


      SWA is pleased to announce that Cesarina Quintana was appointed SWA’s Regional Coordinator - Latin America and Caribbean. Mrs. Quintana will be hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank. Mrs. Quintana is an economist with long experience in international cooperation, water, and sanitation, who brings to the SWA partnership a…

  • SWA Partners Discuss Mutual Accountability - Webinar Report


      On 27 and 28 February, SWA hosted a webinar on how the Mutual Accountability Mechanism is being operationalized, showcasing countries that are already working with the Mechanism to identify commitments and discuss the challenges and opportunities it provides.  More than 140 participants from over 42 countries joined the webinar,…

  • Eswatini prepares for the 2019 SMM

    in Event Updates

      Preparations for the Sector Ministers' Meeting (SMM) are well underway in Eswatini. Working with the government focal point, SWA partners are planning some interactive activities which incorporate the preparations for the Sector Ministers’ Meeting in their national processes. Partners plan an inter-ministerial dialogue to engage with the broad sector stakeholders…

  • 2019 SMM message from Costa Rican Minister of the Environment

    in Sector News

      "It is not only important that we ministers meet to talk, to move forward, to share on the water and sanitation agenda. It is also very important to have the experts and the technicians who can help us to improve water legislation, on one side, the issue of financial mechanisms,…

  • SWA appoints Joost Kooijmans as Chief Operating Officer

    in SWA Updates

      SWA is proud to announce the appointment of Joost Kooijmans as Chief Operating Officer. Joost has worked in a variety of different sectors within various countries before joining SWA. He worked at UNICEF as Advisor on International Financial Institutions and as a Senior Advisor on Child Labour UNICEF. Prior…

  • OUT NOW: 2019 SMM Social Media Toolkit

    in Event Updates

      We hope you will join us in posting content from this toolkit during the run-up to the SWA 2019 Sector Ministers' Meeting and on the days of the event – 4-5 April. This toolkit includes: key messages, video and visual assets for you to post on social media along…

  • SWA Mutual Accountability Mechanism: A development driver and opportunity for the water and sanitation sector in Mali


      Taking part in the High-Level Meeting (HLM) in Washington for the first time in 2014, Mali’s Government, civil society organizations (CSOs) and development partners became aware of the challenge set by the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) global partnership. Mali is a developing country in the Sahel, with…

  • SWA at AfricaSan and FSM


      Cape Town: The Sanitation community just finalized twin-track events which combined the fifth Africa sanitation (Africasan ) and the fifth Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) conferences. More than 1000 participants from around the world registered to participate in the events. Sanitation and Water for All partners gathered on Friday, 23…

  • Nigerian CSOs: Accountability is the first step towards ‘Leaving No One Behind’ 


      By: Attah Benson, NEWSAN      With the support of Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), the Nigeria-based Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) has been taking steps to strengthen governance in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector to accelerate progress towards SDG 6. NEWSAN, an umbrella network of WASH NGOs…