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New Partners Perspectives #HLM2017 series: Hanna Woodburn, Global Public Private Partnership for Handwashing director

The new Partners Perspectives #HLM2017 series has the first blog post from a SWA partner in preparations for the 2017 SWA High-level Meetings (HLMs). Check out what Hanna Woodburn, director of the Global Public Private Partnership for Handwashing says about "Balancing budgets isn’t one-sided: Why collaboration is key to reducing the WASH financing gap".   

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  • West Africa’s CSO gathering to strengthen collaboration and prepare for the SWA HLMs


    Around 35 Civil Society Organizations (CSO) from West Africa gathered together in Cotonou, Benin, last week (24 to 26 January) in a workshop for structuring and reinforcing advocacy and collaboration in the region. The meeting was co-organized by the SPONG, Coalition Eau, the Benin Water Partnership, Eau Vive and had the support of Sanitation…

  • New WaSH Policy Research Digest: Water Tariffs and Subsidies

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    The Water Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) has published the fifth edition of their WaSH Policy Research Digest series. This time, the focus is on the link between water tariffs and subsidies. Key Takeaways Increasing block tariffs do not perform well in delivering subsidies…

  • Preparatory process for 2017 HLMs - Summary & videos

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    The preparatory process for the 2017 High-level Meetings (Finance Ministers' Meeting and Sector Ministers' Meeting) is ongoing, with SWA organizing a series of webinars. During these virtual multi-stakeholder exchanges, SWA facilitates discussions and provide more information on these topics. Government and partners also exchange ideas on how actors in the WASH…

  • UNC Conference: full report of SWA event - insights from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda

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    [g-slider gid="13648" width="100%" height="55%" random="1" watermark="0"] On 12 October 2016, SWA held a session at the UNC Water and Health Conference. The topic of discussion was the transformational change needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, participants discussed how the Collaborative Behaviours adopted by SWA can improve ways…

  • New WaSH Policy Research Digest: Sanitation And Nutrition

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      The Water Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) has published the most recent edition of their WaSH Policy Research Digest series, focusing on the link between sanitation and nutrition. Key Policy and Programmatic Takeaway Well-implemented Community Led Total Sanitation can increase latrine use: A…

  • We're hiring: WASH Specialist & Program and Event Assistant

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    WASH Specialist (SWA Support to HLPD), P-4, NY The WASH specialist (P4) will lead SWA's work on increasing the political prioritization of WASH through the promotion of high-level political dialogue (HLPD) at national and global levels. In particular, the WASH specialist will 1) support country partners of SWA to strengthen…

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    SWA at the UNC: Transformational change to reach the SDGs: putting the Collaborative Behaviours into practice

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    Convener: SWACo-conveners: WATERAID, and IRC Wednesday, 12 October 201608:30 – 12:30 hrsLocation: Sunflower room SWA’s session at the Water and Health Conference of the University of North Carolina proposes to take the conversation on the SWA Collaborative Behaviours forward. Information on the main discussions and outcomes of the SWA Ministerial…

  • Announcement: 2017 Finance and Sector Ministers' Meetings

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    SWA has the pleasure to announce that the 2017 Finance Ministers’ Meeting will take place in April Washington DC, at the time of the World Bank’s Spring Meetings. Ministers of finance and development cooperation will discuss financing universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene. Together, they will consider the political,…