Monthly Archives: November 2013

  • COP19/CMP9: Africa Faces Financial Shortage to Adapt To Climate Change

    November 20, 2013

    VIOLET MENGO 20 November 2013 Africa faces huge financial challenges in adapting to climate change, according to a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report launched yesterday. The report spells out the costs that will be faced if governments fail to close the greenhouse gas “emissions gap” between current 2020 emissions reduction pledges and what’s needed […]

  • COP19/CMP9: Somalia Must Not Be Forgotten

    November 20, 2013

    Atayi Babs November 20, 2013 Negotiators at the ongoing Climate conference in Warsaw, Poland have been urged not to relegate the severity of the tropical cyclone that killed over 100 people in Somali region of Puntland last week. Leaders of African civil society organisations under the umbrella of Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) made this […]

  • Winners of the International Water Essay Competition Announced

    November 15, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective November 15, 2013 The winners of the first ever International Water Essay Competition have been revealed. The competition was organized by the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest – Faculty of Power Engineering in collaboration with the Romanian Water Association and the International Water Association – Romanian Young Water Professionals. The winners were team Number […]

  • COP19/CMP9: AFRICAN CSOs DEMAND FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF AGREEMENTS

    November 12, 2013

    Atâyi Babs and Pan African Media Alliance for Climate Change (PAMACC.) November 12, 2013 Civil society groups across Africa demanded that developed countries fulfill and implement their commitments under the UN climate convention, in order to fairly share a necessary ’emissions budget’, and avoid catastrophic climate change. At a press conference held immediately after the […]

  • Rotary and UNESCO-IHE Partnership to Train Future Water Leaders

    November 8, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective November 08, 2013 Building on the success of the Rotary and UNESCO-IHE partnership to train future water leaders, the second class of students – 16 in total – began graduate studies last month at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, the premier postgraduate water education institution in the world. The first class of Rotary […]

  • UK Company Launches New Sanitation Solutions

    November 8, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective Reporters November 08, 2013 The UK’s largest garden building manufacturer, Dunster House Ltd, has announced that it is targeting the African marketplace to become a supplier in the near future, of their unique sanitation solutions. “We believe that with the right distribution network, we could bring our unique off grid solutions to the […]

  • AfDB Injects 5.4 Million USD in South Sudan Water Sector

    November 8, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective Reporters and African Press Organization November 8, 2013 The African Development Bank Group has approved a grant for an assessment study of a water supply and sanitation program for 11 small and medium-sized towns in South Sudan. The USD 5.4 million grant, extended from the Fragile States Facility, will benefit some 170,000 people […]

  • Abidjan to Host a High Level Forum on Water and Sanitation for All in Africa

    November 8, 2013

    WaterSan Perspective and African Press Organization November 8, 2013 A High Level Forum on water and sanitation for all in Africa kick off November 21 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire presenting an unprecedented opportunity for potential investors in water, sanitation and affordable housing businesses in Africa. The forum will assemble Heads of States, Finance Ministers, Water […]