Monthly Archives: February 2013

  • Africa: Hundreds of Thousands of People to Walk For Water and Sanitation

    February 24, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective February 23, 2013 Hundreds of thousands of Africans will join with people across the world to take action to call for an end to the water and sanitation crisis on the 20th anniversary of World Water Day on Friday 22nd of March. To mark this moment, the World Walks for Water and Sanitation […]

  • Uganda: AWF Offers a $1m Grant To Promotion of Sanitation

    February 24, 2013

    Patrick Kabatereine February 24, 2013 The African Water Facility offered a 1 million euro grant to efforts dedicated to providing affordable and sustainable sanitation services to over 100,000 urban poor living in Kawempe Municipality, in Kampala, Uganda. The funds go to the Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI) to support their Kawempe Urban Poor Sanitation Improvement […]

  • African Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Networks Endorse Continental Force

    February 15, 2013

    Lum Edith Achamukong February 15, 2013 The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) has been endorsed as the continental force that will henceforth coordinate, facilitate and strengthen the exchange of information and knowledge in fostering strategic planning on adaptation to climate change. The network was authorized during a workshop hosted at the headquarters of the United […]

  • UNFCCC Expands Efforts to Increase Regional Distribution of Clean Development Mechanism Projects

    February 15, 2013

    Charlotte Agume Asiimwe and Vera Nshemeire February 15, 2013 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and the East African Development Bank (EADB) have signed a partnership agreement to establish a regional collaboration centre in Kampala, Uganda in an effort to increase participation in clean development mechanism (CDM) projects. The partnership agreement […]

  • Uganda: Implement Environmental Laws, Bishop Tells Government

    February 15, 2013

    Chris Mugasha February 15, 2013 The Ugandan government has been challenged by the church of Uganda to embark on the implementation of environmental laws to penalize those who have degraded the environment especially by turning wetlands into farms. The bishop of West Ankole Diocese the Rt Rev Yona Katoneene expresses his concern saying, “if we […]

  • Uganda: Water Shortages Trigger Domestic Problems

    February 15, 2013

    Chris Mugasha February 15, 2013 Water scarcity in some parts of Uganda has led to increased domestic violence in homes. One of the worst affected is Bushenyi district in the southwestern region. Wills Bashasha- the Bushenyi district chairperson says that the water shortage in the district had led to many women being beaten by their […]

  • Uganda: Destruction and Privatization of Wetlands Heighten

    February 1, 2013

    Chris Mugasha February 01, 2013 Wetlands were 13 percent of Uganda’s area, but in a short time they have shrunk to 11 percent. The level of wetlands destruction is very visible. Wetlands cover about 13% of the total area of Uganda, with permanent wetlands covering approximately 7,296 square kilometers, and seasonal wetlands covering about 2,809 […]

  • President Sirleaf: World Loses $260 Billion from Poor Water and Sanitation

    February 1, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective February 01, 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winner and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued a stark warning to the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel that is meeting this week to address the future of international poverty reduction efforts, noting that economic losses due to poor water and sanitation access globally are costing $260 […]