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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: 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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WASH monitoring seminar to hold in Burkina Faso, April 2014

IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre on and the pS-Eau, Water Solidarity, in partnership with the Economic Community of West Africa, ECOWAS  has invited abstracts for a seminar on WASH monitoring programme in West Africa holding in Burkina Faso, April 7-9, 2014. Visit this link for details: http://www.pseau.org/sites/default/files/call_for_abstract.pdf  

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Guidelines for improving water supply to urban poor

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor has published a guide on how water utilities can to improve water supply to low-income urban communities throughout Africa and Asia. This guide provides an introduction to available options for serving these communities. The guide draws on sector experience in general, and more particularly on WSUP’s extensive experience of implementing urban WASH programmes ...

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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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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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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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Water Professionals Confab opens in Nairobi

The 3rd International Water Association (IWA) Development Congress and Exhibition http://www.iwa2013nairobi.org/ has opened in Nairobi, Kenya and will end October 17, 2013

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WASH vacancies: UNICEF seeks WASH Consultants

UNICEF Nigeria has vacancy for a Partnership and Advocacy Specialist and WASH State Consultants.  Interested candidates should visit the link below:  http://www.nigerianemployment.com/jobs/partnership-advocacy-specialist-wash-state-consultant-jobs-unicef-nigeria-2014-2/#sthash.ALkXGq9L.dpuf

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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 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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