Event Updates

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  • Over 50 ministers to agree on decisive actions to end inequalities in access to water and sanitation at SWA Sector Ministers’ Meeting

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      San José, 4 April 2019 – Over 50 ministers came together to agree on joint action towards achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene at the two-day SWA 2019 Sector Ministers’ Meeting. These discussions among ministers and their development partners mark a breakthrough in the global approach to…

  • Critical mass: An overview of the Mutual Accountability Mechanism at the Sector Ministers' Meeting

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    [caption id="attachment_19084" align="aligncenter" width="567"] SWA partners draft commitments at the "Mutual Accountability Mechanism Kick-off Meeting" - Lisbon, 2018[/caption]   All SWA partners have been working hard over the last few months to prepare for this fifth Sector Ministers' Meeting. There have been many multi-stakeholder discussions across the SWA partnership to…

  • Blog: Connecting the Dots on Accountability and Leaving No One Behind

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      By Amanda Robertson and Alayne Potter, USAID The Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene first and foremost commits to “Focus on the poorest, most marginalized and unserved aimed at progressively eliminating inequalities in access and use and implement national and local strategies with an emphasis on equity and sustainability”. In…

  • Message from UN Secretary-General to the SWA Sector Ministers’ Meeting

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      It is a pleasure to greet this important meeting on sanitation and water for all.      Achieving safe and sustainable water and sanitation access for all is an urgent challenge. Every year since the 1980s, global water use has increased. But this does not mean that everyone has access…

  • Homegrown commitments – Pakistan’s approach to developing commitments from the bottom-up

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    [caption id="attachment_20121" align="aligncenter" width="549"] SWA partners briefing The Hon. Zartaj Gull, Minister of Climate Change, on the 2019 SMM and the Mutual Accountability Mechanism[/caption] Pakistan has been a partner of SWA since 2010 and has been represented by the Ministry of Climate Change in the partnership. Pakistan has made significant…

  • Eswatini prepares for the 2019 SMM

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      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…

  • OUT NOW: 2019 SMM Social Media Toolkit

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      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…

  • Message from Vice-minister of Water & Seas of Costa Rica

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      "We are very proud to use this Ministers’ Meeting as an opportunity to offer our commitments to the sector, including those related to the SWA Mutual Accountability Mechanism framework. In fact, in the spirit of SWA, we have been working with different partners from civil society, other government institutions…

  • BLOG: Innovate4Water Abuja - putting the Collaborative Behaviours into action

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      By Dr. Nicholas Igwe, CEO, Zenith Water Projects SWA partners share the belief that government-led, collaborative, and multi-stakeholder decision-making processes lead to more sustainable, efficient and transparent solutions, than when development partners work alone. With the introduction of Mutual Accountability Mechanism (MAM) and the recent involvement of the private sector,…