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Nigeria: dialogue on Right to Water, holds in Abuja, next week

#nigeria #right to water The Embassy of France in Nigeria is organising a ‘Week for Water” on the topic ‘Water for All” from 9 to 12 April 2013 in Abuja.

Highlight of the week is a Round Table on “The effective implementation of the right to water. The financing and the roles and responsibilities of the actors”.

This is coming on the heels of a  Presidential Summit on “Innovative Funding of the Water Sector“,  held on 18th and 19th of February, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

According to a statement released in Abuja today, the “Week for Water” is being jointly organised by the Co-operation and Cultural Action Service of the Embassy (SCAC) and the French Development Agency (AFD – Nigeria), in partnership with the French Institute in Abuja.

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources, WaterAid and other stakeholders are supporting the round table.

Screenings of the movie “A thirsty world” by French filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand and produced with the support of the AFD and the World Water Forum will be shown to the g general public during the week.

Expected participants at the events include the African Ministers’ Council On Water (AMCOW), one or two basins agencies, a research centre, one or two NGOs and some development’s partners.

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