Following recent elections, WSSCC has re-joined the Steering Committee (SC) of the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership. WSSCC is seated on the committee in the “External Support Agency” category. SWA is a global multi-stakeholder partnership working to catalyse political leadership and improve accountability to achieve a sustainable vision of sanitation, water and hygiene for all.
Executive Director Chris Williams represented WSSCC at their recent meeting in Maputo, Mozambique. During the first day, new members went through an intense induction programme, and during the rest of the week, the full group tackled issues such as SWA’s new accountability mechanism around commitments (updated to be aligned with the SDGs), stepping up country-level engagement, increasing the partnership’s relevance to middle-income countries, and decision-making around key governance questions in the lead-up to a new Governance Document in 2018.
The new members of the SC are:
WSSCC has a long history of engagement with SWA. The partnership was established with WSSCC support in 2009, initially as the Global Framework for Action (GF4A), becoming Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) at the Steering Committee meeting in September 2010. Then-Executive Director of WSSCC Jon Lane served as the first interim Chair of SWA, and represented WSSCC on the Steering Committee until 2012. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Williams represented WSSCC on the SC.
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