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AfricaSan4: Why Open defecation may continue in Africa, until 2030

Special Report on the 4th Africa Sanitation and Hygiene Conference (Africasan4), Dakar, Senegal                                                          By Babatope Babalobi, who was in Dakar   Africa’s Ministers of Water Resources and Sanitation have fixed 2030 as ...

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Africa’s leaders plan to eliminate open defecation by 2030

Rising from the three day 4th African Sanitation and Hygiene Conference tagged “AfricaSan4” African leaders  have  issued the “Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene” which aims to achieve  universal access to adequate and sustainable sanitation,  safe hygiene services and eliminate open defecation by 2030. They also reaffirmed their commitment to the human right to water and sanitation for all for all Africans, ...

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Benue state residents groan from lack of safe water

                                        By Joke Falaju and John Okeke, Abuja Yetugh and Agbungu communities  in Logo Local Government Area , Katsina-Alu/Ukum/Logo Senatorial Zone , Benue State are no longer finding it easy  as the communities have complained bitterly  about  the threat of their ...

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Safe hygienic menstruation as a basic human right

This years World Toilet Day focusing on “Gender Equality and Dignity” is coming at no better time than now.   Each month between two and seven days, adding up to around 3000 days of menstruation in an average woman’s lifetime. However in many places, menstruation is a taboo subject and many negative cultural attitudes are associated with it, including the ...

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Water Resources Institute train Journalists on IWRM

Workshop report The National Water Resources Institute (NWRI), Kaduna recently organized a two day workshop for Journalists on Water Resources reporting. The objectives of the workshop are: To sensitize the media on key critical Integrated Water Resources Management issues. To empower journalists towards widely reporting on Integrated Water Resources Management issues and package their news to reach all audiences. Explore ...

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Drilling boreholes in Northern Nigeria, diary of an Engineer

It is well known that around 7000,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation and half the hospital beds in developing countries are filled with people suffering from diseases caused by poor water, sanitation and hygiene.  In this article, an Engineer working with a Borehole drilling firm in a village, Northern Nigeria, demonstrates the ...

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WASH jobs: Consultancies in UNICEF

UNICEF (Nigeria office) is looking for three consultants to assist in implementing some critical assignments under the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme (WSSRP) Phase II & III as well as the Water Supply and Sanitation Components of the Niger Delta Support Programme (NDSP), financed by the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). The Consultants needed are in the field ...

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WASH Consultancy Nigeria: Institutional Development Expert required

Consultancy for the Analysis and design of the Institutional Framework of the Urban Water Services in Ebonyi State, Nigeria Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) is a six year regional initiative financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Tetra Tech ARD through its Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya TETRA TECH ARD wishes to ...

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WEDC water conference calls for papers

The 38th WEDC International Conference has called for submission of papers. The theme is on ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services Beyond 2015: Improving access and sustainability’, and the meeting will take place at home in Loughborough 27-31st July 2015 The call for papers and other contributions is now available on the link below. Initial submissions to be received before or ...

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Water Integrity Conference, Lusaka, April 2014

Announcement: 1st African Water Integrity Summit “Accelerating towards a Water Secure World” April 29-30 | Lusaka, Zambia Marking the conclusion of a successful three-year regional integrity training programme in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Water Integrity summit aims to energise the African water community and African political actors’ to take resolute action against corruption. The summit is co-hosted by UNDP-Water Governance Facility, The Water ...

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Water and Sanitation Jobs in Nigeria: Experts needed

A Nigerian firm needs Water Supply and Sanitation experts with experience in WASH Advocacy and Mobilization on WASH programme to work in Yobe and Osun state. Duration of the programme is three months in the two target states. The experts are also expected to have vast experience on social research/surveys  as the assignment will be research-driven. Interested? Please directly contact: emaedison@gmail.com

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WASH vacancy: AMCOW needs Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

The African Ministers Conference on Water is soliciting applications for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Project Manager. Click here for details. Deadline for submission of applications: April 20, 2014  

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Apply to win $20,000 Kyoto World Water Prize

Applications for the  4th edition of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize is now open.The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize was initiated by the City of Kyoto at the 3rd World Water Forum in 2003, to find and develop outstanding grass-roots activities related to water issues around the world. These activities may include projects, awareness-raising campaigns and promotion of participatory process on ...

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Implementing the Human Right to Water in Nigeria

An  e-discussion on realizing the rights to water and sanitation  commenced yesterday and will last for three weeks, closing on November 15, 2013. Facilitated by Catarina de Albuquerque, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, the e-discussion will specifically focus on Catarina’s Handbook for realizing the rights to water and sanitation. The questions ...

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Water and Sanitation Jobs in Malawi

Key Expert 1: Team Leader – Architect/Structural Engineer/Civil Engineer- (minimum of 200 working days required) Qualifications and skills: University degree in Architecture or Structural/Civil Engineering. A relevant postgraduate degree for this position will be favoured. Those with postgraduate qualifications in Project Management will have an added advantage. Must be registered with a recognized professional institution locally or internationally. General professional experience: At ...

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Apply for World Water Prize before September 30, 2014

The World Water Council and the Japan Water Forum remind grassroots organizations from developing countries that the deadline for submitting candidatures for the 4th edition of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize is 30 September 2014. This prestigious prize aims to find and develop outstanding grass-roots activities related to water issues around the world. These activities may include projects, awareness-raising campaigns and ...

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