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

  • 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…

  • Leave No One Behind WEBINAR SERIES: Mutual Accountability in Action


        Wednesday, 27 February 09:00 New York / 17:00 Nairobi in EnglishWednesday, 27 February 23:00 NY / Thursday, 28 February 11:00 Bangkok in EnglishThursday, 28 February 09:00 New York / 14:00 Dakar in FrenchThursday, 28 February 12:00 New York / 11:00 Mexico City in Spanish Come and join us…

  • 2019 SMM: 6 lessons from the preparation of Francophone Countries


    By the Country Engagement Team at the SWA Secretariat   In their preparations for the upcoming Sector Ministers’ Meeting (SMM), countries are making significant, innovative and collaborative strides which are contributing to the strengthening of national multi-stakeholder sector dialogue. The SWA Country Engagement Team (CET) supports countries – partners, non-partners…

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


      "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…

  • SWA partners and members of the Network of Networks meet at WaterAid Bangladesh


      original news article published by   On the 11th of February, SWA partners and members of the Network of Networks (FANSA-BD, WSSCC-BD, FSM Network, BAWIN, WAI) met at WaterAid Bangladesh to discuss strategies that would influence the agenda for the upcoming SWA Sector Ministers Meeting (SMM). The theme…

  • Mali’s approach to preparing for the SWA Sector Ministers’ Meeting


      Drinking water and sanitation have become a main priority for Mali – the WASH sector is among the strategic directions of the “Cadre stratégique pour la Relance Economique et le Développement Durable” (CREDD, the Strategic Framework for Economic renewal et sustainable development). The CREDD aims to attain 100% coverage…

  • Message from First Lady of Costa Rica about the 2019 SMM


      In English "The success of this meeting can have a positive impact on the lives of millions of people. The scope of the targets related to water and sanitation in the Sustainable Development Goals will depend not only on the construction of more and bigger infrastructures, but on how…