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Malawi

Malawi joined the SWA partnership in 2012. Malawi volunteered to be a pioneer country for the SWA partnership. In line with the SWA framework, Malawi has a functional Taskforce that has since produced indicators as framework to monitor progress through the annual Joint Sector Review meetings. Malawi has since participated in SMM and FMM in the past since 2012 and this shows some level of commitment and political will. Malawi has since conducted a sector financing study in line with the SDG targets and the study identified gaps needed to achieve the SDG targets. The results would be used to mobilise resources. – Malawi has a strong focus on themes which are critical to the SDGs such as "leave no one behind" including through development of a financing mechanism which can accelerate services to the poor.

Commitments by the government

Progress Report April 2020

To end open defecation by 2024
Reviewing progress
Develop financing mechanisms and strategy on leave no-one-behind (based on the Last Mile Study Results which Malawi undertook through National ODF Taskforce by November 2019)
Reviewing progress
To review the National Sanitation Policy to consider issues of the poorest but also the whole sanitation value chain by December 2019.
Reviewing progress

Commitments by partners

WESNET: Catalyze and support all efforts aiming at putting research into use, including the Last Mile Study by December 2020
CSO
Reviewing progress
WESNET commits to mobilize its members to develop and implement action plan towards addressing the needs of the ODF last milers (5% of people left behind as characterized by the ODF last mile study which clearly identified groups of people who are left behind after ODF) and support all efforts aiming at putting research into use by December 2020.
CSO
Reviewing progress
WESNET commits to identify sanitation technologies and financing approaches through its membership that will facilitate increased access to basic sanitation, in poorest and hardest to reach areas and marginalized groups of people by December 2024.
CSO
Reviewing progress
WESNET Identify approaches that will improve sanitation in poorest and hardest to reach areas and marginalized groups of people by December 2020
CSO
50%
Ms. Emma Mbalame
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development
Country
Willies Chanozga Mwandira
WESNET
Civil Society

Webinars

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SWA 2019 Webinar Africa: Financing to eliminate inequalities

SWA 2019 Webinar Africa: Financing to eliminate inequalities

Finance is critical to achieving the SDGs. In fact half of the partner governments who prepared a country brief for the 2019...
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Eliminating inequalities in the WASH response to COVID-19

Eliminating inequalities in the WASH response to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, inequalities which already exist and are deeply ingrained in some societies are exacerbated...
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SWA 2019 Webinar Series - Leave No One Behind - Accountability in Action - 27 Feb 2019 (EN #1)

SWA 2019 Webinar Series - Leave No One Behind - Accountability in Action - 27 Feb 2019 (EN #1)

A lively discussion on the Mutual Accountability Mechanism currently being implemented across the partnership. At the webinar...
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