On Sunday 26th August 2012, four months after the SWA 2012 High Level Meeting (HLM), the SWA seminar at World Water Week set out to analyze the implications of the outcomes of the 2012 HLM and look at measurable performance, commitments made, targets set and allocations promised at the second High Level Meeting (HLM).
The panel discussion, involving a variety of SWA partners, considered how to reinforce political dialogue on sanitation and water, how to strengthen global monitoring of the sector and what country level support should look like. Recommendations made at the session will be used to shape future activities of the Partnership.
Read Darren Saywell's blog post: a brief and engaging summary of the session
Read the full SWA session agenda on the Stockholm Water Week website
"Looking around at the end of the session, you could gauge the appetite of this group in capitalizing on the opportunities that exist to effect change in the WASH sector. This will involve shifting gears as a sector, learning the tricks of sustained political engagement at the national and district level, demonstrating the results from commitments made and being able to hold ourselves accountable for the actions that we take. Truly a threshold moment." An excerpt from Darren’s blog
Photo Water Aid / Suzanne Porter
SWA partners and interested people from all over the world followed the conversation on Twitter during the session.
Read all the tweets posted during the SWA session which capture the essence of the discussion as it unfolded.
Read and comment on the SWA session blog posts:
Darren Saywell, Vice-Chair, SWA SWA session blog: a brief and engaging summary
Water for the Ages: from a water blogger who tuned in to the session via her computer