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Summit to escalate campaign against Lagos water privatisation

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As parts of efforts to build a mass movement for strong, democratically-controlled water systems across Africa and the world, the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) will on 11 and 12 August 2015 host a Lagos Water Summit themed “Our Water, Our Right.” The summit, co-hosted by Corporate Accountability International, Public Services International (PSI), Amalgamated Union of Public ...

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Why Water Resources Ministry should be given rightful premium


An open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari highlights reasons why the Ministry of Water Resources should not be merged    Dear Mr. President, I consider this write-up a rare privilege to express my gratitude for your emergence as the President of this great nation. To top the gladness, your strong intent that craves for uncommon changes in every sector is ...

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Access to sanitation, open defecation in Nigeria worsen

Some 663 million people are still without an ‘improved’ source of water and some 2.36 billion do not have a basic, hygienic toilet, a joint monitoring programme by UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and WHO (World Health Organisation) has revealed. The regular update is the last report on progress and access to drinking water and sanitation ahead of the expiration ...

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PAVE, UC-Berkeley in water rights research initiative


The Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) is collaborating with the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley (UC-Berkeley) in the USA to investigate new strategies to explore how the human rights to water and sanitation can be successfully realised in Nigeria using Lagos as a case study. Graduate students of the Department involved in the ...

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US legislators flay Lagos water privatisation


Twenty-three members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have expressed solidarity with people in the global community standing in support of the human right to water, with particular mention of the dangers of privatisation of water in Lagos, Nigeria. The solidarity was expressed in a letter signed by about half of the CBC, expressing sentiments which the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the ...

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African 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, and ...

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Africa’s pledge to end open defecation by 2030 lauded


WaterAid has welcomed the pledges of African leaders to eliminate inequalities and end open defecation in their countries by 2030, and to work towards giving every person access to safe sanitation and good hygiene. Recognising that poor sanitation in Africa undermines the continent’s social and economic development and has serious health impacts on the population, including diarrhoea, African ministers responsible for ...

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African nations urged on 2030 sanitation targets

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African leaders must prioritise sanitation from the highest decision making levels and support the proposed UN Sustainable Development Goal to ensure water and sanitation for all by 2030, said the international development agency, WaterAid in Dakar, Senegal at the AfricaSan 4 conference. The much-anticipated conference, which was postponed for eights months due to the Ebola outbreak, commenced on Tuesday, 25 ...

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PAVE, Swedish Embassy launch Stockholm Junior Water Prize

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Entries are now open under the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) in Nigeria for students aged between 15 and 20 years of age in public and private secondary schools throughout the country. They will close on 31st May, 2015. This disclosure was made recently in Abuja by officials of the Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) during the ...

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Ministers: Water is at core of sustainable development


Ministerial Declaration on Monday, 13 April 2015 at the 7th World Water Forum in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea We, the Ministers and Heads of Delegations assembled in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, on 13 April 2015 on the occasion of the Ministerial Conference of the 7th World Water Forum, “Water for Our Future”, Reaffirming the United Nations General Assembly Resolutions entitled ...

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