Sector News

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

  • JMP 2017

    JMP update highlights progress and inequalities in access to WASH

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    The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report, Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2017 update and Sustainable Development Goal baselines, was launched today. It is the first report on global progress against the water, sanitation and hygiene targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. The report highlights that 71% of the global…

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    In Memoriam: Piers Cross

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    We have lost a much-loved friend and colleague: Piers Cross died on March 29, 2017. Throughout a long career in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, Piers advised governments, supported civil society networks, was instrumental in the creation of the AfricaSan regional process, worked for leading sector organizations, including the…

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    World Water Day: SWA partnership welcomes new UNICEF report on water crisis

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    The SWA partnership welcomes a new report from partner Unicef, on World Water Day (22 March).  The Report highlights how the world is on the brink of a deadly crisis, as the combination of increased demand and climate change creates a dangerous outlook: By 2040, a quarter of the world’s…

  • Sanitation and Water for All High Level Ministerial Meeting 2014.

    SWA welcomes Peru

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    SWA warmly welcomes a new partner to the countries constituency: Peru. Water ans sanitation are a priority for the country and one of the current government's central topics, within the wider frame of the SDGs. The country looks forward to sharing with other partners the results and impact of their…

  • 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…

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    Manual on personal and public hygiene promotion to be implemented in early primary schools in Palestine

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    A Manual on Personal and Public Hygiene Promotion in Early Primary School was prepared in 2015 by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the State of Palestine, UNICEF and Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) and funded by the Government of Australia. This manual aims to provide primary school teachers…

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    SWA at Africa Water Week

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    The 6th Africa Water Week (AWW-6) was convened from 18-22 July 2016 under the auspices of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) in conjunction with the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission. The conference was hosted by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania…

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    In Memoriam: Ton Schouten (1955-2016)

    in Sector News

    Original article on the IRC Website IRC and the wider WASH world have suffered a grievous blow with the death of our friend and colleague Ton Schouten. Ton died suddenly on the afternoon of Sunday the 22nd May of a heart attack, while rowing in Delft. Rowing was a sport…

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    Kenya launches new sanitation and hygiene policies in line with the SDGs

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    Kenya launched on 18 May four sanitation and hygiene policies to be in line with the SDGS and Kenya’s other global and regional WASH commitments: - Kenya Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Strategic Framework (2016 – 2020) - Kenya Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Policy (2016 – 2020) - National ODF Kenya…

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