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

  • 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

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      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

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      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,…

  • 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…

  • REPORT: Mobilising finance for WASH: getting the foundation right

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      A substantial increase in sector financing is needed for governments to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): Estimates by The World Bank indicate that the present value of additional investment needed in WASH through 2030 will exceed US$1.7 trillion (Hutton & Varughese 2016). Existing funding falls far short…

  • 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…

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