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Celebrating Mothers and Recognizing their Sanitation and Water Burdens

As Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday in 86 countries across the world, from the US to Bhutan to Tanzania, we recognize mothers’ contributions to their families, societies and countries, and the burden that so many of them still have to shoulder in dealing with vastly inadequate water and sanitation facilities. SWA partners are working to change that. Our vision is a world where all women are encouraged to share…

  • West Africa’s CSO gathering to strengthen collaboration and prepare for the SWA HLMs

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    Around 35 Civil Society Organizations (CSO) from West Africa gathered together in Cotonou, Benin, last week (24 to 26 January) in a workshop for structuring and reinforcing advocacy and collaboration in the region. The meeting was co-organized by the SPONG, Coalition Eau, the Benin Water Partnership, Eau Vive and had the support of Sanitation…

  • New WaSH Policy Research Digest: Water Tariffs and Subsidies

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    The Water Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) has published the fifth edition of their WaSH Policy Research Digest series. This time, the focus is on the link between water tariffs and subsidies. Key Takeaways Increasing block tariffs do not perform well in delivering subsidies…

  • UNC Conference: full report of SWA event - insights from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda

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    [g-slider gid="13648" width="100%" height="55%" random="1" watermark="0"] On 12 October 2016, SWA held a session at the UNC Water and Health Conference. The topic of discussion was the transformational change needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, participants discussed how the Collaborative Behaviours adopted by SWA can improve ways…

  • New WaSH Policy Research Digest: Sanitation And Nutrition

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      The Water Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) has published the most recent edition of their WaSH Policy Research Digest series, focusing on the link between sanitation and nutrition. Key Policy and Programmatic Takeaway Well-implemented Community Led Total Sanitation can increase latrine use: A…

  • We're hiring: WASH Specialist & Program and Event Assistant

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    WASH Specialist (SWA Support to HLPD), P-4, NY The WASH specialist (P4) will lead SWA's work on increasing the political prioritization of WASH through the promotion of high-level political dialogue (HLPD) at national and global levels. In particular, the WASH specialist will 1) support country partners of SWA to strengthen…

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    SWA at the UNC: Transformational change to reach the SDGs: putting the Collaborative Behaviours into practice

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    Convener: SWACo-conveners: WATERAID, and IRC Wednesday, 12 October 201608:30 – 12:30 hrsLocation: Sunflower room SWA’s session at the Water and Health Conference of the University of North Carolina proposes to take the conversation on the SWA Collaborative Behaviours forward. Information on the main discussions and outcomes of the SWA Ministerial…

  • Announcement: 2017 Finance and Sector Ministers' Meetings

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    SWA has the pleasure to announce that the 2017 Finance Ministers’ Meeting will take place in April Washington DC, at the time of the World Bank’s Spring Meetings. Ministers of finance and development cooperation will discuss financing universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene. Together, they will consider the political,…

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    SWA at the 71th UNGA: global partnerships for women, children and adolescents

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    SWA  co-organized a high-level event on the power of partnering for women, children, and adolescents, at the 71th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Other organizers included Every Woman Every Child, Global Partnership for Education,  Scaling Up Nutrition Movement and Zero Hunger Challenge. This event took place on 20 September at the…

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    Catarina de Albuquerque, SWA Executive Chair, winner of IWA Global Water Award 2016

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    Catarina de Albuquerque has been named the winner of the 2016 IWA Global Water Award. The award recognizes the exceptional role she has played as the driving force behind the recognition of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation. In its citation, the Award Committee says that, “Catarina de Albuquerque…