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Work Groups

The Steering Committee creates Work Groups to focus on tasks which require specific attention. If you are a partner and would like to be involved in any of the Work Groups, please contact the Secretariat.

Country Processes

Promotes the adoption of the SWA Collaborative Behaviours in countries’ sanitation, water and hygiene sectors. It also supports the partnership in facilitating, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on the Collaborative Behaviours. It does this by gathering and utilizing the experience and the expertise of SWA partners to strengthen national planning processes, service delivery pathways and the ‘absorptive capacity’ of countries for their WASH services.

Co-chairs

  • Kepha Ombacho Director, Public Health, Ministry of Health, Kenya

  • Amanda Robertson Senior WaterAdvisor; US Agency for International Development

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Governance and Finance

Promotes the adoption of the SWA Collaborative Behaviours in countries’ sanitation, water and hygiene sectors. It also supports the partnership in facilitating, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on the Collaborative Behaviours. It does this by gathering and utilizing the experience and the expertise of SWA partners to strengthen national planning processes, service delivery pathways and the ‘absorptive capacity’ of countries for their WASH services.

Chair:

  • Patrick Moriarty Executive Director, IRC

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High-level Political Dialogue

Gives guidance to the Steering Committee, Secretariat and conveners of the SWA High-level Meetings, on the meetings’ objectives, agenda, participants and preparatory process. The group also advises on SWA’s country engagement strategy, and SWA’s role within the global WASH architecture, including supporting the development and communication of its global strategy and policy position.

Co-chairs:

  • Paul Deverill UK Department for International Development (DFID)

  • Yamileth Astorga President, Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA)

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WASH-Nutrition

Fosters the relationship between SWA and the SUN Movement, which tackles global malnutrition – so working towards the achievement of several inter-related SDGs. The group identifies useful areas of SWA-SUN cross-partnership learning, and aims to reduce duplication across the partnerships and other SWA Work Groups in this overlapping policy area.

Chair:

  • Thilo Panzerbieter Director, German Toilet Organization

National Planning for Results Initiative

SWA has developed the National Planning for Results Initiative (NPRI) to catalyse the acceleration of WASH coverage in a small number of countries that lack strong and well performing sectors.

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