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In terms of governance, SWA’s partners are organized into 5 constituencies, with common interests and roles in the WASH sector. All SWA constituencies are represented on the Steering Committee, which serves as the leadership and decision-making body for the partnership. The Steering Committee creates Work Groups, which are open to all partners, when tasks require specific attention.

The partnership is supported by a Secretariat, led by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The core of the Secretariat is hosted by UNICEF in New York, while other strategic Secretariat positions are hosted by partners around the world, including by The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), End Water Poverty, Fresh Water Network (FANSA), the Inter-American Development Bank

The Global Leadership Council is a high-level group of appointed SWA leaders who advocate for and mobilize wider political commitment to SWA’s Guiding Principles and the aims of the SWA partnership. The Council is led by the High-level Chair.


Strategic Framework 2020-2030
Governance Document 2020
SWA Code of Conduct


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Key documents Type
Zimbabwe - Collaborative Behaviour Country Profile 2020
SWA Annual Report 2019
Strategic Framework 2020-2030
Code of conduct
SWA Results Framework 2020
Governance Document - January 2020
Seven Guiding Principles of SWA
SWA Annual Report 2018
SWA Annual Report 2017
SWA Annual Report 2016
Steering Committee
The Steering Committee is SWA’s ultimate decision-making body and is led by a Chair and Vice-Chair.
Work Groups
The Steering Committee creates Work Groups to focus on tasks which require specific attention.
Led by the Chief Executive Officer, the SWA Secretariat supports the Steering Committee and Work Groups.