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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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Nominations for Stockholm Industry Water Award 2014, closes today

Stockholm International Water Institute invites nominations for the 2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award. The Award honours outstanding business sector contributions to sustainable water management. Deadline for nominations is today, November 15 at midnight. Nominate your candidate now, visit: www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmindustrywateraward/nominate

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African Water Facility allocates 16m euros for climate change projects

The African Water Facility (AWF) has allocated €16m to fund for proposals for the “Preparation of Water and Climate Change Investment Projects”. In a statement, the AWF said  winning proposals would be awarded grants  ranging in size from € 1 million up to € 3 million, for the preparation of water projects and programs aimed at building resilience to climate change in Africa, ...

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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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Water and Sanitation vacancies in Nigeria: Rivers and Ebonyi state

SUWASA is a six-year regional program launched in September 2009 implemented by Tetra Tech from the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information about SUWASA please visit www.usaid-suwasa.org SUWASA seeks to employ a Nigerian national in two full-time positions of Finance/Office Administrative Assistant to support project activities at its two country offices in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State and Port Harcourt, Rivers ...

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Water and Sanitation conferences

Deltas in Times of Climate Change International Conference, will hold in Rotterdam, the Netherlands  24 – 26 September 2014. There is a call for proposals to organize workshops. For more information on how you can either submit a workshop proposal or participate in the conference, visit: http://www.climatedeltaconference2014.org/ Also the International Water Association (IWA) Water, Energy and Climate conference 2014 holds in Mexico ...

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Water and Sanitation Jobs Nigeria

Vacancies in the European Union Supported Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme Phase III (WSSSRP III) Nigeria Procurement Expert Junior Water Legislation Expert Send CV to: nicheconsortltd@yahoo.com

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WASH Jobs: Water and Sanitation vacancy in UK

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor is looking for a Programme Director. Interested candidates should visit the link to apply- http://oxfordhr.co.uk/vacancies/programme-director/ The role is based in London with frequent travel. The deadline is this Sunday 13  October at midnight GMT.

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Online Course on M and E and Water Safety Plans 

Registration is open for two online courses offered by The Water Institute at UNC: one on monitoring and evaluation for WaSH and the other on Water Safety Plans. Details below. Online Monitoring and Evaluation Course The third module for The Water Institutes online Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is now open. The topic of this module is Evaluation Design. This self-paced ...

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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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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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