We asked some of our partners about the added value of SWA.

 Here’s what they have to say:


“Thanks to SWA, we have been able to draw the attention of governments to the considerable effort to be made to achieve the SDGs, including the need for much greater support to the sanitation sub-sector in the same way as to water”

– Djivo PieMinistry of Health, Country Partner, Coordinator of PEPRAU (Benin Small Town Water Supply and Urban Septage Management project), Benin



“Thanks to the SWA webinars we [are] able to discover the efforts that are being made in other countries, … which allowed us to draw inspiration from the examples of other countries that are very much ahead, and to make contributions for policy improvements … in order to alleviate the suffering of the people wherever they are.

SWA webinars have revealed the urgency of diversifying the sources of funding for the reduction of inequalities, to share experiences and documentation in the field, to pool efforts. SWA webinars have also allowed us to better understand the state of the sector in our respective countries and the commitments of the States to improve the sector. Contributions from different CSOs are also exposed to measure the state of engagement of public and private partners”

– Moussa Montero, CSO partner, Member of Forum Social Sénégalais and leader of project “Promotion of citizen control and the right to water and sanitation in Senegal”, Senegal


“Thanks to SWA, we have been able to understand that there is organized international solidarity to help countries that are lagging behind in access to drinking water and sanitation, to accelerate progress towards the SDGs.”

– André Patindé Nonguierma, Ministry of Water and Sanitation, Country Partner, Directeur Général de l’Assainissement,  Burkina Faso



“In 2017, the SWA allowed the estimation of the cost of SDG 6 (amounting to $ 162 million (CFA 101 billion) for basic services and $ 668 million for dollars (CFA 416 billion) for safely managed services).

Thanks to the SWA webinars, which are widely followed in Mali, the actors are strengthened [sensitised/informed] on the initiatives for financing and reduction of inequalities. [Sector] stakeholders are increasingly adhering to the SWA process and are working together more through National Monitoring Committee meetings. 

The roadmap for the implementation of the Mutual Accountability Mechanism and the preparation of the Meeting of Ministers of the Sector is beginning to be implemented with a planned acceleration in February 2019. This same monitoring committee prepares AFRICASAN 5.”

Djoouro Bocoom, Ministry of Energy and Water, Country Partner, Deputy National Director of Hydraulics, Mali