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Access to WASH in Lagos, Nigeria: stakeholders’ forum, Thursday, May 23, 2013

“Access to WASH’’ stakeholders’ forum, holds on Thursday, May 23, 2013 Seminar Room, First floor, Archbishop Vinning Memorial Anglican Church, Opposite Police College, Ikeja, Lagos

 
Agenda
9.00 am – 10.00 am
Registration
10am- 1002am
Opening Prayers
1002am- 1010am
Self Introduction of Participants
1010am- 1020am
Overview of the WASH Media Network-  Michael Simire, Coordinator, WASH Media Network, Lagos state
1020am- 1030am
Overview of the UKAID Governance and Transparency Fund- Saheed Mustapha, Advocacy and Partnership Manager, WaterAid in Nigeria
1030am-1040am
Implementation of the UKAID Governance and Transparency Fund in Nigeria- David Akuta,Programme Manager, Society for Water and Sanitation, (NEWSAN)
1040am-1050am
Access to WASH radio programme, the Journey so far- Babatope Babalobi, Chair, Water and Sanitation Network, Nigeria
1050am-1130am
Panel Discussion on Access to WASH
1050am-1055am
·         Opening speech by Chair- Emeritus Professor Lekan Oyebande, retired Professor of Geography, UNILAG
1055am-11am
·         Ayo Adebusoye, General Secretary, Nigeria Network of NGOs
11am-1105am
·         Ms Yemisi Ransome Kuti, CSO Adviser, Lagos Water Corporation
1105-1110am
·         Engr. Sanni Anibire, Director, Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development, Lagos state Government
·         Anthony Akpan, Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN), Lagos
1010am-1150am
Comments, Questions and Answers
1050am-12noon
Vote of Thanks, Closing
Access to WASH’ is produced by Water and Sanitation Media Network, with the support of  the Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN), and WaterAid in Nigeria through the UKAID Governance and Transparency Fund
Dear Sir/Ma,
You are hereby invited to a stakeholder’s forum on ‘Access to WASH’ weekly radio programme.
The forum is being organized to hear feedback from policy makers, service providers, and regulators, WASH consumers, and the general public on issues discussed in the past editions of the programme and issues that could be discussed in the future editions of the programme.
The ’Access to WASH’’ stakeholders’ forum will hold as stated below:
Date:               Thursday, May 23, 2013
Venue:            Seminar Room, First floor, Archbishop Vinning Memorial Anglican Church, Opposite Police College, Ikeja, Lagos
Time:              10am prompt
Refreshments will be served.
 
Enquiries: Babatope Babalobi, 08035897435 washjournalists@yahoo.com
 About the Radio programme
‘Access to WASH’ is a , a weekly radio programme that x rays challenges of residents of urban areas in Lagos state in accessing safe drinking water and sanitation services; and how all stakeholders can work together to overcome these challenges. It is aired every Tuesday on Radio 1, 103.5 fm in Lagos between 4.30pm – 5.00 pm, since December 2012.
The objective of the programme is to generate public discourse on urban water supply and sanitation issues, particularly amplifying the voice of the urban poor on access or lack of access to improved water supply and sanitation services.
The goal is to ensure duty bearers prioritise WASH issues in Lagos state, through increase financing, service provision, and responsiveness to customer complaints and needs.
Issues addressed in the past editions of the radio programme include the Institutional policy, regulatory, and legal environment in provision of WASH services, urban water sector reform, operational challenges of service providers, customer complaints, sanitation services in Lagos state, financing for water and sanitation infrastructural development, state of public toilets, WASH in Schools, water pollution, right to water, water quality, cost of access to WASH, inclusive WASH, and the role of the civil society in ensuring a more efficient and transparent service provision.
Access to WASH’ is produced by Water and Sanitation Media Network, with the support of WaterAid in Nigeria and the UKAID Governance and Transparency Fund