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:
May 26, 2011
By Mustapha Sesay
Access to pure and affordable water to billions of people in deprived communities is being viewed by many as a key to development as lack of it is the primary cause of hunger, disease and poverty in most developing nations. Our daily and social activities can never be completed without the effective use of pure water.
With this as a watchword, there is the need for all to come together to raise awareness and influence policy makers on their fight to make water affordable to the billions dying due to poor water and sanitation related diseases.
This problem is acute in desert areas and West Africa where in urban areas and remote villages this issue is a thorn in the flesh and deserves the attention of all agencies working towards enhancing affordable and clean environment for all by 2015.
In West Africa, one organization that has taken the lead to help in awareness raising and striving towards this vision is the West Africa
Water Aid WAWA; an international non-governational organization working with journalists in the sub-region.
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