July 20, 2011
Kigali July 20, 2011
In this audio interview, Barry Jackson, the Programme Manager of the Global Sanitation Fund explains why Nigeria has been unable to access a $5m grant earmarked for the implementation of sanitation and hygiene promotion programmes in Cross River and Benue states.
Barry Jackson lamented that though Nigeria has access to huge local and foreign resources, it does not always have a clear programme on how to implement sanitation and hygiene projects.
Jackson spoke to Babatope Babalobi during a Global Sanitation Fund ‘Sharing and Learning Event’ during the on going Africa Sanitation and Hygiene Conference 3 (Africasan3) www.africasan3.com
Listen to the interview here:
July 19, 2011
Babatope Babalobi in Kigali, Rwanda
Representatives of civil society organizations in Africa have called on National Governments to urgently implement the Human Right to Water and Sanitation.
Rising from a one day Civil Society Forum in Kigali, Rwanda as part of the on going Africa Sanitation and Hygiene Conference 3 (Africasan3), http://www.africasan3.com, the civil society organizations organized under platform of the African Civil Society Network for Water and Sanitation (ANEW) also called for a clear timetable and measureable targets for achieving expenditure of 0.5% of GDP on sanitation (as per the eThekwini Declaration); separate budget lines for sanitation spending in national budgets; and better targeting of resources towards countries with low sanitation coverage and a higher burden of sanitation related diseases.
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