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  • SWA at Africa Water Week

    in Event Updates

    The 6th Africa Water Week (AWW-6) was convened from 18-22 July 2016 under the auspices of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) in conjunction with the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission. The conference was hosted by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania…

  • Let’s discuss Menstrual Hygiene Management

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    On 28 May the world celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day. It’s an opportunity to talk about the importance for women and girls to hygienically manage their menstruation – in privacy, safety and with dignity – wherever they are. Globally, approximately 52% of the female population (26% of the total population) is…

  • SWA welcomes Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Maldives, and Morocco

    in SWA Updates

    SWA is thrilled to count four new countries as partners. We look forward to working with them in the future and to support their relationship with the Secretariat, other partners and external stakeholders.  WASH in Brazil According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program, 34% of their population gained access to…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • SWA Partners discussed SDGs, collaborative behaviours and accountability at Partnership Meeting

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      The third Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partnership Meeting was held in The Hague, The Netherlands from 3 to 4 November 2015, hosted by SWA partner DGIS. Over 90 SWA partners from around the world came together in a meeting with a high-level of engagement and participation.  It covered…