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 management and in strategic work for the development of the network.

Skat’s main activities are:

  • On the management side: contribution to the organization of steering board & general assemblies, customer acquisition & retention, moderation of working groups; organization of study tours;
  • On the strategic side: support to the SWP steering board to create a vision and develop strategic partnerships (i.e. with Regional Development Banks) & to reflect on innovative financing (i.e. impact investing and the role a network like SWP could play).

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

  • 1st pillar “Dynamic Learning”: SWP as knowledge hub and knowlede setter (think tank activities)
  • 2nd pillar “Strong Swiss Voice”: SWP facilitating an enabling environment for cross sector partnerships for innovative solution for water
  • 3rd pillar “Water Dialogue”: SWP engagement in the implementation and the monitoring of the SDG 6