About 28 media executives reporting water supply and sanitation issues for radio, television, newspaper and online media in 14 West Africa countries will attend the meeting, organised with the support of WaterAid in West Africa and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).
The Third bi-Annual General Meeting of the West Africa Water and Sanitation Journalists (WASH-JN) holds in Dakar, Senegal, April 8-10, 2013.
The meeting will deliberate on in-country activities of institutional members of the WASH-JN – the national Water and Sanitation Media Networks, progress reports on grant projects implemented by the member countries, as well as election of new officers for the regional WASH media network.
Delegates will also use the opportunity to visit some slum communities in Senegal and report on the state of access to water supply and sanitation services.
Nigeria will be represented by Lizzy Elizabeth Achuagu of the Enugu State WASH media network and Babatope Babalobi, who is General Secretary of the WASH-JN.