SWA’s High-level Meetings (HLMs) are unique in the sector and are the partnership’s most visible activity. They are platforms where ministers from different countries come together and discuss the achievement of the water, sanitation and hygiene related targets of the SDGs. These meetings are truly multi-stakeholder; as well as actively engaging in the ministerial round-tables and panels at the meetings, all of SWA’s constituencies participate in defining and preparing the meeting’s agendas.
There are two types of SWA High-level Meetings:
SWA also organizes a smaller Sector Ministers’ Meeting for the sector ministers that accompany their finance peers to the Finance Ministers’ Meetings.
The preparatory process uses national and global multi-stakeholder dialogues to ensure ministers and other stakeholders attending the HLMs are well prepared for the global discussions. The preparatory process usually includes webinars and workshops with technical staff, and the preparation of briefings that encourage countries to engage in multi-stakeholder analysis and diagnosis of the sector, for example by using the WASH Costing Tool, or jointly analyzing the country’s Collaborative Behaviours Country Profile.