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

  • SWA strengthening Civil Society participation in regional forums

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      Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) global partnership has been supporting its Civil Society Constituency to push for stronger accountability mechanisms at the regional, national and global level. In 2018, SWA supported a study named, ‘Global Review of National Accountability Mechanisms for SDG6’ to evaluate the nature of existing national…

  • High-level Chair’s Statement from the Sector Ministers’ Meeting

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    SMM Chair's Statement, San Jose, April 2019  Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is a global partnership with over 200 members including national governments, external support agencies, civil society organizations, private sector organizations and other development partners. They all work together to increase political commitment to water supply, sanitation and…

  • Demystifying the Private Sector Constituency: Who We Are and How We Can Help

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    Several members of the Private Sector Constituency, 2019 SMM, San José, 2019   By David Auerbach, Co-Founder, Sanergy, Nairobi, Kenya The Private Sector constituency has sent its largest delegation ever to the SWA Sector Ministers’ Meeting – a total of 11 people operating in several countries – Nigeria, Burkina Faso,…

  • Over 50 ministers to agree on decisive actions to end inequalities in access to water and sanitation at SWA Sector Ministers’ Meeting

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      San José, 4 April 2019 – Over 50 ministers came together to agree on joint action towards achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene at the two-day SWA 2019 Sector Ministers’ Meeting. These discussions among ministers and their development partners mark a breakthrough in the global approach to…

  • REPORT: Mobilising finance for WASH: getting the foundation right

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      A substantial increase in sector financing is needed for governments to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): Estimates by The World Bank indicate that the present value of additional investment needed in WASH through 2030 will exceed US$1.7 trillion (Hutton & Varughese 2016). Existing funding falls far short…

  • Critical mass: An overview of the Mutual Accountability Mechanism at the Sector Ministers' Meeting

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    [caption id="attachment_19084" align="aligncenter" width="567"] SWA partners draft commitments at the "Mutual Accountability Mechanism Kick-off Meeting" - Lisbon, 2018[/caption]   All SWA partners have been working hard over the last few months to prepare for this fifth Sector Ministers' Meeting. There have been many multi-stakeholder discussions across the SWA partnership to…

  • Blog: Connecting the Dots on Accountability and Leaving No One Behind

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      By Amanda Robertson and Alayne Potter, USAID The Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene first and foremost commits to “Focus on the poorest, most marginalized and unserved aimed at progressively eliminating inequalities in access and use and implement national and local strategies with an emphasis on equity and sustainability”. In…

  • Message from UN Secretary-General to the SWA Sector Ministers’ Meeting

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      It is a pleasure to greet this important meeting on sanitation and water for all.      Achieving safe and sustainable water and sanitation access for all is an urgent challenge. Every year since the 1980s, global water use has increased. But this does not mean that everyone has access…

  • Disrupt the status quo! Message by Neil Dhot on behalf of the Private Sector Constituency

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    [caption id="attachment_20099" align="aligncenter" width="647"] Government, Private Sector. Civil Society and other development partners meet in Nigeria to prepare for the 2019 SMM[/caption]   A message by Neil Dhot – SWA Private Sector Constituency Chairman Disrupt the status quo!   This is one of the pre-meeting messages from the SWA, and…