Updates

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

  • The 2014 Annual Report is out

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    The 2014 Annual Report contains an overview of SWA’s performance throughout the year. Its purpose is to inform SWA partners and donors, the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector and the wider development community about the work and achievements of the partnership. Download the [wpdm_hotlink id=767 link_label="2014 Annual Report"]

  • SWA set to play major role in SDGs

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    SWA announced today its commitment to play a pivotal role to contribute to and help shape the means of implementation, as well as follow-up and review of the water, sanitation and hygiene related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SWA will reach out to other partnerships to help build…

  • Taboo around menstrual hygiene discussed in Lisbon

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    Catarina de Albuquerque, SWA Vice-Chair, participated in an event on menstrual hygiene management in Lisbon on 4 June. The event was organized by SCA, a leading company in hygiene and forest products, and SWA’s partners WSSCC. The main focus was the need for innovative partnerships to improve access to safe…

  • Sanitation and Water for All at Africasan 4

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    With four editions, AfricaSan has become a leading platform to promote political prioritization of sanitation and hygiene. This year, the Government of Senegal convened and organized of the meeting. It was held in Dakar, Senegal from May 25 - 27 2015. The conference attracted Ministers responsible for sanitation from across…

  • SWA at the 7th World Water Forum: What will it take to reach universal access to sanitation?

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    SWA kicked-off the sanitation thematic stream at the 7th World Water Forum on Monday, 13 April with its session on “Reaching Universal Access to Sanitation”. Catarina de Albuquerque, SWA Vice-chair, moderated the session, which brought together leading experts who debated about what reaching universal access to sanitation would mean. Resources…

  • Pacific region meeting underlines WASH as critical to prospects for local development

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    Paul Shanahan, SWA Secretariat Coordinator was SWA’s representative at an event marking WaterAid Australia’s 10th anniversary. The gathering was attended by the Foreign Minister of Australia, the honourable Ms Julie Bishop MP, and the partnership’s Vice-Chair also had a virtual participation through a video statement. In her address, Catarina de…

  • Catarina de Albuquerque represents SWA at El Pais, AECID events

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    Catarina was invited by Spanish lead newspaper El Pais (2 million daily readers) to participate in a high-level breakfast discussion on “Water and Sustainable Development”. Other participants included Alejandro Zarzuela, Technical Director at ACCIONA AGUA and Jose Miguel Mulet, Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Valencia. The dynamic debate…

  • South Asian SWA partners gather in Islamabad to discuss partnership presence in the region and advocacy

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    On 19 February, SWA organized a consultation meeting in Islamabad, the day after the second PACOSAN meeting. Participants were a mix of Steering Committee members, experienced senior governments officials and representatives from NGOs and international organizations. The Maldives and Bhutan, currently not SWA country partners, were also represented. Participants worked…

  • Hygiene commitments focus of SWA presentation at India WASH Summit

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    The India WASH summit (16-18th Feb, 2015) organized jointly by WaterAid India, Ministries of Drinking Water and Urban Development, Government of India and partnered by several key sector agencies drew participation of about 700 key decision makers, experts, practitioners, drivers of CSR initiatives and activists from different movements of the…