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We asked some of our partners about the added value of SWA

Here's what they have to say:

Djivo Pie

Thanks to SWA, we have been able to draw the attention of governments to the considerable effort to be made to achieve the SDGs, including the need for much greater support to the sanitation sub-sector in the same way as to water.

Ministry of Health, Country Partner, Coordinator of PEPRAU (Benin Small Town Water Supply and Urban Septage Management project), Benin
Moussa Montero

Thanks to the SWA webinars we are able to discover the efforts that are being made in other countries, which allowed us to draw inspiration from the examples of other countries that are very much ahead, and to make contributions for policy improvements in order to alleviate the suffering of the people wherever they are.

SWA webinars have revealed the urgency of diversifying the sources of funding for the reduction of inequalities, to share experiences and documentation in the field, to pool efforts. SWA webinars have also allowed us to better understand the state of the sector in our respective countries and the commitments of the States to improve the sector. Contributions from different CSOs are also exposed to measure the state of engagement of public and private partners

CSO partner, Member of Forum Social Sénégalais and leader of project “Promotion of citizen control and the right to water and sanitation in Senegal”
André Patindé Nonguierma

Thanks to SWA, we have been able to understand that there is organized international solidarity to help countries that are lagging behind in access to drinking water and sanitation, to accelerate progress towards the SDGs.

Ministry of Water and Sanitation, Country Partner, Directeur Général de l’Assainissement, Burkina Faso
Djoouro Bocoom

In 2017, the SWA allowed the estimation of the cost of SDG 6 (amounting to $ 162 million (CFA 101 billion) for basic services and $ 668 million for dollars (CFA 416 billion) for safely managed services).

Thanks to the SWA webinars, which are widely followed in Mali, the actors are strengthened, sensitised/informed on the initiatives for financing and reduction of inequalities. Sector stakeholders are increasingly adhering to the SWA process and are working together more through National Monitoring Committee meetings. 

The roadmap for the implementation of the Mutual Accountability Mechanism and the preparation of the Meeting of Ministers of the Sector is beginning to be implemented with a planned acceleration in February 2019. This same monitoring committee prepares AFRICASAN 5.

Ministry of Energy and Water, Country Partner, Deputy National Director of Hydraulics, Mali
Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah

Ghana has fully adopted and embraced the SWA’s Mutual Accountability Mechanism.

Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Ghana