Swiss Water Partnership (SWP)

Created in 2012, the SWP is the unique multistakeholders’ platform in Switzerland and aims at finding innovative solutions to adress water challenges in developing and transition countries.

Location & Country:


Project Period:

2012-2014, first phase,

2014-2016, second phase


Services Provided:

Knowledge Sharing, Networking, Training & Capacity Development

  • Knowledge Management and Networking

Name of Staff involved and functions performed:

Project Manager: Anne Sophie Aublet, Water Specialist

Name of Partner Organisation(s):

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (Lead of the secretariat)

Description of the Project:

The objectives of this mandate is to support Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation in both day-to-day routine of the management and in strategic work for the development of the network.

Skat’s main activities are: Organization of steering board & general assemblies; moderation of working groups; creating communication tools; customer acquisition & retention. Additionally, Skat supports the board to develop a vision and working out a realistic business model.

The following objectives have been set up by the Swiss Water Partnership:

  • Objective 1: mapping of thematic & geographic expertise of the members, survey on Capacity Development, supporting cross-sector dialogue, developing a smart website
  • Objective 2: successful Knowledge & Trade Fair with representatives of Development Banks, positive representation of SWP during World Water Week 2013 & 2014
  • Objective 3: engagement of the network in the post-MDG debates (consolidating a Swiss position)