About the SWA Global partnership
SWA is a global platform for achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Why We Exist
SWA is a multi-stakeholder partnership of governments and their partners from civil society, the private sector, UN agencies, research and learning institutions and the philanthropic community. Partners share the belief that government-led, collaborative and multi-stakeholder decision-making leads to more effective and sustainable solutions.
Together, our partners stimulate high-level political dialogue (at both the country, regional and global levels) and coordinate and monitor progress toward the sanitation, water and hygiene-related targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
More specifically, SWA’s work focuses on encouraging and motivating partners to increase political prioritization of water, sanitation and hygiene; ensure adequate financing; and build better governance structures and institutions to achieve SDG6 by the year 2030.
SWA acts as a catalyst for change, highlighting the importance of human rights, gender equality, integrity, transparency and mutual accountability in all its work with partners.
The SWA partnership is led by a Steering Committee, supported by a Secretariat, headed by Catarina de Albuquerque, SWA‘s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Global Leadership Council, a group of high-level SDG 6 champions, is headed by the Honourable Kevin Rudd, titled the High-level Chair.
Sanitation, hygiene and water for all, always and everywhere.