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  • SWA at the WASH Futures 2016 Conference

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    Practitioners and professionals from around the world convened in Brisbane, Australia for the WASH Futures 2016 Conference hosted by the International WaterCentre in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian WASH Reference Group. Themed “WASH Futures: Pathways to universal and sustained water, sanitation and…

  • Summary Report of Ministerial Meeting Released

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    Dear SWA friends, It gives me great pleasure to present you the Summary Report of last month’s 2016 SWA Meeting of Ministers of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene held in Addis Ababa. It was prepared by our team of Rapporteurs and it collects the key points of the discussions in plenary and in…

  • The WaSH Policy Research Digest is out!

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    The third issue of the WaSH Policy Research Digest focuses on handpump functionality monitoring. This issue of the Digest explores recent literature on this topic, focusing on policy implications, recommendations, and a call for standardized functionality measurements. Download Issue #3, March 2016: Handpump Functionality Monitoring The Water Institute at UNC developed…

  • Preparatory process for 2017 HLMs - Summary & Resources

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    The World Bank, on behalf of SWA, will convene a Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) on or around 20 April 2017, during the World Bank Spring Meetings. Just prior to this meeting, on April 19 and 20, ministers responsible for the WASH sector who accompany their country’s finance minister to Washington…

  • Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd, Ethiopian government, UNICEF lead talks on global access to water, sanitation and hygiene

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        ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 15 March 2016 – Government ministers and representatives of development agencies, civil society, private sector and NGOs are gathered in Addis to agree on a way to meet targets on universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene as called for in the new Sustainable Development…

  • Journalists visit WASH projects ahead of Ministerial Meeting

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    On the occasion of the SWA Ministerial Meeting, the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity organized a field visit for local press and international correspondents to different water, sanitation and hygiene projects. The visit was held in the town of Wukro, in the northern Tigrey Region, and had a…

  • SWA’s Country Processes Task Team catalyses joint action to strengthen national sector capacities

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    SWA’s Country Processes Task Team (CPTT) was established by the Steering Committee in 2010. Since then it has contributed significantly to the evolution of the SWA partnership, initially through the National Planning for Results Initiative (NPRI), and more recently as the driving force behind the SWA Collaborative Behaviours, which now…

  • Meeting of Ministers of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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      Reports Access the Summary Report [wpdm_hotlink id=908 link_label="Access the full report"]   Presentations Day one - 15 March 2016 Session 2 [wpdm_hotlink id=839 link_label="Where we are and lessons from the MDGs - Bruce Gordon, WHO "] [wpdm_hotlink id=840 link_label="The SDGs and implications for policy and implementation - Sanjay Wijesekera, UNICEF"]…

  • SWA at SACOSAN

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    Over 40 Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partners from the South Asian region, including government, civil society and supporting agencies, met in Dhaka on 10 January 2016, ahead of the 6th South Asian conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN). After reviewing the new SWA strategy, partners discussed the added value of the partnership in…