The first SWA Partnership Meeting took place in South Africa from 12-14 November 2012. The meeting brought together over 120 SWA partners and potential partners (developing country governments, donors, development banks, civil society, multilaterals, sector partners and research and learning institutions) to review progress of the Partnership so far and work together to establish the future direction of SWA.
Follow the conversation on Twitter #SW4all. Read all the tweets posted during the meeting and other updates which capture the essence of the discussion as it unfolded on the SWA Storify page.
Read about the meeting from the perspective of some of the participants on the SWA blog
Read the formal meeting summary and results along with the minutes of the Steering Committee Meeting (which took place the following day).
These documents will serve as guidance for the Partnership to go forward.
Session 3 :
3a Wrap up from Day 1; the framework explained - Clarissa Brocklehurst
3b Joint Sector Reviews, Uganda's experience - Mukama Mukungu
3c Fundamentals of linking assessments, planning and monitoring - Dominic de Waal
3d Ensuring WASH is high on the Post 2015 Agenda - Sanjay Wijesekera (pdf)
Session 3c : The human thermometer : An exercise to test the mood of the room
Session 4 - feedback from the breakout groups on each theme : Political Dialogue, Country Support Processes and Global Monitoring
The SWA Secretariat conducted a series of consultations on four substantive themes to inform the Partnership Meeting. With 2-3 interested SWA partner focal points, they developed background papers on the four themes to stimulate dialogue in advance of the meeting. The themes are listed in the side bar of this page.
The SWA Secretariat hosted 3 webinars on each theme and set up an email discussion group for interested people to share their ideas on each theme. Inputs from the consultations were used to stimulate discussions at the meeting.
The SWA Secretariat conducted a survey of SWA Partners in advance of the meeting. The questions were people’s perceptions on how effective SWA is, how Partners engage and future directions for the Partnership. The following summary is a quantitative and indicative qualitative analysis of the survey results.
Read the Partnership Meeting Concept note
Photo SWA/ Kris Tripplar
SWA partners and interested people from all over the world can follow and join in the conversation
Read all the tweets posted during the meeting and all updates which capture the essence of the discussion as it unfolded on our SWA Storify page
Read about the meeting from the perspective of ten different participants on the SWA blog
Political Dialogue - We reviewed the successes and weaknesses of the current HLM model and discuss options for sustaining global political dialogue on WASH between the HLMs
The SWA Partnership Framework – Considering the future goals and direction of SWA
Monitoring – How to strengthen and streamline monitoring and defining a role for SWA within a shared global monitoring framework
Country support mechanisms - Finding a way for the Partnership to proceed and scale up the type of concerted efforts that have taken place in a couple of countries so far