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

  • SWA at the Stockholm World Water Week 2019

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      SWA will be present at the 2019 World Water Week which will address the theme “Water for society – Including all”.  This event is a unique forum for experts, practitioners, decision-makers, private sector, civic communities, young professionals from water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector and a range of fields expertise…

  • Steering Committee elects new Chair and Vice-Chair

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      On 20 June the SWA Steering Committee met in Berlin for their first face-to-face meeting of 2019. The agenda included items such as the new SWA Strategy 2020-2030, the private sector’s engagement with the partnership and preparations for the 2020 Finance Ministers’ Meeting. The group also held elections for…

  • SWA Webinar: What do the commitments tabled so far tell us and what must be done to achieve them?

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      Invitation to SWA WebinarMutual Accountability Mechanism: What do the commitments tabled so far tell us and what must be done to achieve them?  Wednesday, 26 June 09:00 New York / 16:00 Nairobi in EnglishWednesday, 26 June 23:00 NY / Thursday, 27 June 10:00 Bangkok in EnglishThursday, 27 June 09:00 New…

  • The Vietnam story: Alignment into SWA Framework

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                        The recently concluded Sector Ministers Meeting (SMM) held in Costa Rica was attended by about 260 participants from around 70 countries. As part of the Mutual Accountability Mechanism (MAM), 47 governments tabled a total of 159 commitments. Government delegation from…

  • Download the webinar videos of the 2019 SMM


      In May 2019, SWA organized four webinar sessions in English, French and Spanish which focused on the outcomes and follow-up actions for the Sector Ministers Meeting which was held in Costa Rica on 4-5 April 2019.  Part of the webinar featured reflections by ministers who attended the SMM including:…

  • BEYOND THE SECTOR MINISTERS’ MEETING: Suggestions for follow-up actions


      SWA Secretariat has put together Beyond the Sector Ministers' Meeting document which includes recommendations on actions that stakeholders in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector can include in their ongoing national or organizational approaches after the Sector Ministers’ Meeting. Among others, the recommendations focus on efforts to maintain and…

  • SWA strengthening Civil Society participation in regional forums

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      Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) global partnership has been supporting its Civil Society Constituency to push for stronger accountability mechanisms at the regional, national and global level. In 2018, SWA supported a study named, ‘Global Review of National Accountability Mechanisms for SDG6’ to evaluate the nature of existing national…

  • High-level Chair’s Statement from the Sector Ministers’ Meeting

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    SMM Chair's Statement, San Jose, April 2019  Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is a global partnership with over 200 members including national governments, external support agencies, civil society organizations, private sector organizations and other development partners. They all work together to increase political commitment to water supply, sanitation and…

  • Demystifying the Private Sector Constituency: Who We Are and How We Can Help

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    Several members of the Private Sector Constituency, 2019 SMM, San José, 2019   By David Auerbach, Co-Founder, Sanergy, Nairobi, Kenya The Private Sector constituency has sent its largest delegation ever to the SWA Sector Ministers’ Meeting – a total of 11 people operating in several countries – Nigeria, Burkina Faso,…