News

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

  • Staff announcement: Paul Shanahan joins SWA as Acting Coordinator of the SWA secretariat

    in SWA Updates

    We are pleased to announce that Paul Shanahan has joined SWA as Acting Coordinator of the SWA secretariat until June 2015, when we expect the permanent Coordinator to be in place. Paul brings to SWA a 40 years’ experience in WASH, spanning government, non-government, private and humanitarian sectors. He most…

  • Report: SWA session on Innovations in Sustainability

    in Event Updates

       SWA partners gathered in Stockholm at World Water Week to share experiences on sustainability of water and sanitation services. Participants were welcomed by session chair, Honourable Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe, Federal Minister of Water Resources, Nigeria, while opening remarks were made by Ms. Charlotte Petri-Gornitzka, Director-General, Swedish International Development…

  • SWA at Stockholm World Water Week 2014

    in Event Updates

    During the 2014 edition of the World Water Week in Stockholm, SWA hosted two side-events to update the water community on the results of the recent High Level Meeting (HLM) and the way forward for the Partnership. The SWA Steering Committee and CSOs, both internal meetings, also gathered. Side-event: "Innovations in…

  • SWA partner WaterAid publishes study on progressing aid effectiveness in WASH sector

    in Sector News

    The study was commissioned by WaterAid to support the work of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership. It aims to identify how monitoring efforts to address aid effectiveness commitments and related accountability processes at the global and national level can help to strengthen incentives to address WASH sector…

  • SWA Annual Report 2013 now available

    in News Categories

    The report highlights the intensive work the Partners have been doing on the High Level Commitments Dialogue, the launch of the first SWA Progress Update and steps taken towards better sector coordination and alignment with regional processes.    

  • June issue of SWA’s Newsletter is out now

    in News Categories

    The [wpdm_hotlink id=699 link_label="third issue of Partners Perspective"], the quarterly SWA newsletter is now available for download. The issue features an article on Ethiopia’s use of public finance to advance WASH, interviews with partners on their impressions of the HLM, information about the upcoming SWA Review and the launch of…

  • Netherlands supports WASH during Ghana-Netherlands football match

    in News Categories

    On May 31 the Dutch football team won with 1-0 of the Ghana Black Stars during a friendly game in Rotterdam. It was an exciting event, but something more important happened during the match: not only did the NGO Football for Water kick off their WASH public fundraising campaign, but…

  • DSG launches new campaign to break silence on open defecation

    in Event Updates

    As part of his Call to Action on Sanitation, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, launched on 28 May a new campaign to break silence on open defecation and spur dialogue and action on the most lacking target of the MDGs. “I am here to talk about something the world…

  • President of Liberia updates Ministerial WASH Board

    in News Categories

    President of Liberia names National Water Resource and Sanitation Board The President of Liberia named in early April the membership of the NWRSB. The Ministry of State and The NWSHPC Secretariat has been working together to arrange the first Board Meeting. Letters have been drafted and will be sent out…