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New guidelines for companies to respect human rights to WASH launched


The United Nations Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate has launched the first comprehensive guidance for companies about how to meet their responsibility to respect the human rights to water, sanitation and health (WASH). The Guidance For Companies on Respecting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship will help companies translate their responsibility to ...

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Sunny Neji, 2face Idibia perform at Global Handwashing Day

With the support of Carex Hand Wash Soap and Etisalat, as well as performances by music artists, Sunny Neji and 2face Idibia, the Concern Universal’s Global Handwashing Day campaign is shaping up to be one of the largest and most impactful in the Day’s history. Diseases resulting from poor hygiene are the leading causes of death in children – with diarrhoea alone killing one ...

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WaterAid supports UN’s call to end open defecation

  WaterAid has welcomed a new UN campaign championed by UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson to end the practice of open defecation. Over 1 billion people around the world relieve themselves in bushes, in fields or at the sides of roads or railway tracks for lack of even a basic, shared pit in the ground. This is 14% of ...

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Stakeholders seek improved funding for water, sanitation

Following a review of current trends within the sector, experts have expressed concern over the prevailing situation and called for a thoughtful financial initiative that would aid the provision, management and maintenance of water. They likewise want the issue of infrastructures and sanitation addressed. At a daylong Media Roundtable on “Resources Mobilisation for Improved Water Supply and Sanitation service delivery ...

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NEST water scheme to ease climate stress in Kogi community

Residents of Ofante Community in Olamaboro Local Government area in Kogi State rolled out their drums recently at the commissioning of a public water project implemented by the Nigeria Environmental Study/Action Team (NEST) under a climate change initiative tagged the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP). A climate change and  development expert, Samson Samuel Ogallah, however warned that it is not yet ...

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Rotary, UNESCO-IHE programme produces first set of graduates

The first class of five Rotary sponsored scholars has graduated with Master of Science degrees in Water Education from the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. The graduates now will apply their education to water and sanitation projects in their home countries of Argentina, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Ghana. Established in 2011, the partnership between Rotary and UNESCO-IHE — the world’s ...

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Report: Nigeria not getting enough water, sanitation aid

Just $1.26 has been received in water and sanitation aid for each person in Nigeria on average for the years 2010-2012, according to a startling new report titled: “Bridging the Divide” released a week ago by the international development charity, WaterAid on the eve of World Water Day 2014. This is despite, 63.2 million people in Nigerian (39 percent of ...

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Who will clean up Abidjan’s Ebrie Lagoon?

Abdulahi Traore, a fisherman, scouts the Ebire Lagoon that windless December morning, a forlorn look on his aging face. It’s about 10am in the morning as he guides the canoe past a body of seaweed, overlooking the imposing Hotel Ivoire, believed to be the biggest five-star hotel in the country. He says he has been out fishing since 6.30am and ...

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Effectively managing water resources to curb poverty

Akwa Ibom

Renowned personalities and friends of the earth including school children gathered recently in Lagos to observe the 12th S. L. Edu Memorial Lecture series organised by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and Chevron Nigeria Limited, where participants underlined the need to effectively manage the nation’s water resources in order to reduce poverty. Indeed, concrete steps were recommended at the federal, ...

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Fulfill water, sanitation commitments, report urges Nigerian govt

As the World marked this year’s World Toilet Day on Tuesday, a new report jointly published by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council,  WaterAid and Unilever has called on governments, including that of Nigerian, to keep their promises and implement the commitments made at national, regional (AfricaSan, SACOSAN) and global levels (Sanitation and Water for All). Furthermore, they must ...

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