In April 2017, SWA gathered together 60 ministers responsible for water, sanitation and hygiene along with representatives from all constituencies o the SWA partnership. During the meeting participants discussed the challenges facing the achievement of the SDGs and exchange learning and solutions. After the meeting, SWA’s Chair issued a call to action addressed to all countries and constituencies to; develop sector financing strategies, assess and strengthen the Building Blocks of an effective sector and to streamline disaster prevention and preparedness into sector coordination.
The SWA Secretariat is continuing to facilitate exchanges across the partnership to:
The SWA secretariat as part of the ongoing High-level Political Dialogue (HLPD) has organized a series of webinars and is continuing to hold bilateral calls with countries to support ongoing multi-stakeholder country dialogues. The HLPD process is aimed at fostering strategic engagements and dialogue which can lead to sustained change and progress.
SWA has also presented ideas on what countries and partners can do to follow-up on the HLMs including:
SWA invites all partners to a series of post-HLM webinars aimed at facilitating discussions on the planning, review and implementation of SDGs, and contributing to ongoing country processes.
> Sustainable financing for sanitation and hygiene (24-25 October)
> Sustainable financing for SDG strategies (27-28 September)
> Strengthening country monitoring and review systems for the SDGs (23-24 August)
> Planning for the water, sanitation and hygiene SDG (18-19 July 2017)
> HLM Outcomes and follow-up actions (30-31 May 2017)
Sustainable financing for sanitation and hygiene (24-25 October)
This webinar focused primarily on financing strategies for sanitation. Several countries have identified sanitation as the most ambitious and challenging of the WASH-related SDG target and this webinar’s objective was to discuss sustainable financing strategies to allow this goal to be met.
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Sustainable financing for SDG strategies (27-28 September)
The preparations for the 2017 High-level Meetings underscored the importance of understanding the magnitude for the challenge to achieve the SDGs. Most countries have identified their investment needs and funding gap for the SDGs and many are planning to develop or strengthen strategies to close the funding gap and sustainably finance the sector. This webinar elaborated the various options for financing the SDGs and showcased the strategies and efforts of governments and development partners working together to build sustainable financing strategies.
SWA Webinar Intro - Financing the water, sanitation & hygiene targets of the SDGs
World Bank - Approaches to financing the water, sanitation and hygiene SDGs
Afghanistan - Afghanistan’s Perspective on Financial Sustainability
Tanzania - Financing overview of SDG 6.1 and 6.2
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Strengthening country monitoring and review systems for the SDGs (23-24 August)
As countries continue to align their national and sector plans to the SDGs, the time is ripe to build and/or strengthen systems for monitoring and reviewing progress towards the goals. This webinar followed the release of the first progress report on the SDG water, sanitation and hygiene targets (6.1 and 6.2). It provided a platform for countries and partners to discuss their systems for assessing, monitoring and reviewing progress towards the SDGs.
> Presentations (English)
SWA Webinar Intro - Review and evaluation of SDGs
JMP 2017 and SDG baselines & and GLAAS update
Nepal - Strengthening country monitoring and review systems for the SDGs
Viet Nam - Monitoring and review systems for SDGs
Sri Lanka - Review and evaluation of SDGs
> Presentaciones (Español)
Seminario web SWA - Fortalecimiento de los sistemas nacionales de monitoreo y revisión de los ODS
JMP - GLAAS - Actualización de 2017 del Programa Conjunto de Monitoreo + Último informe GLAAS
Mexico - Fortalecimiento de los sistemas de los países para monitorear y revisar los ODS
Costa Rica - Fortalecimiento de los sistemas de los países para monitorear y revisar los ODS
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Planning for the water, sanitation and hygiene SDG (18-19 July 2017)
As part of the preparatory process for the 2017 HLMs, many countries have shared their SDG vision and baselines and the state of their planning for their targets. These provide solid bases on which to build and further align national plans and policies to the SDGs. This webinar will identify and share experiences on how national or sector plans are being strengthened to ensure a coherent approach to the attainment of the SDGs.
> Summary of the webinar (EN) – en español
> Presentations (EN):
Introduction: Planning for the water, sanitation and hygiene SDG
Kenya: Planning for the water, sanitation and hygiene SDG (6.1, 6.2)
Indonesia: Towards SDGs 2030
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HLM Outcomes and follow-up actions (30-31 May 2017)
Starting with a summary of the HLMs, this webinar will touch upon the main outcomes of the meetings and, more importantly, the actions that countries, partners and the SWA could take to catalyze progress. This will help to sustain momentum on the identified priority actions. Governments and other partners will be encouraged to share their plans for follow-up.
English – 1st webinar
English – 2nd webinar
French – Français
Spanish – Español