News

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

  • Hygiene commitments focus of SWA presentation at India WASH Summit

    in Event Updates

    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…

  • December/January issue of SWA’s Newsletter is out now

    in Events

    The [wpdm_hotlink id=729 link_label="fourth issue of Partners Perspective"], the quarterly SWA newsletter is now available for download. The issue focuses on the current Tracking stage of the High Level Commitments Dialogue, with a useful timeline, tips, best practices and case-studies. You will also find an interview with the new CSO…

  • New GLAAS Report reveals major resource gaps in WASH

    in Sector News

    The main conclusions from the 2014 UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) report, implemented by WHO and published biennially, point to strong political commitments around the world. National policies are largely in place, with over 80 % of the countries reporting to have approved national policies…

  • SWA partners have new SWA CSO Advisor

    in SWA Updates

    Jen Williams has been appointed by End Water Poverty as SWA’s new CSO Adviser.  Jen has lived in Uganda for the past 16 months, while working as an Advocacy Advisor with WaterAid Uganda and the Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network. Her work has included monitoring of the commitments made at the…

  • Catarina de Albuquerque appointed new SWA Vice-Chair

    in SWA Updates

    Ms. de Albuquerque’s priorities will include advocating for political prioritization of WASH at a global high-level, helping build consensus between partners, establishing strategic partnerships with other initiatives and sectors and leading SWA’s Steering Committee. “I am delighted that Catarina has accepted a key role in the partnership”, said H.E. President…

  • 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…