Monthly Archives: March 2015

  • East African Community Parliament to Start Forum on Climate Change

    March 31, 2015

    Adella Mbabazi March 31, 2015 The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has agreed to form a regional Parliamentary Forum on Climate Change. The proposal was made during a policy dialogue on Climate Change and Gender for members of EALA to identify the role of parliamentarians in implementation of gender sensitive climate change policies. The dialogue […]

  • Kenya: Water Stressed Farmers Turn to Groundwater Dams to Survive

    March 29, 2015

    Mary Mwendwa March 29, 2015 Matwiku village horticulture farmers in Laikipia County of Kenya can now breathe a sigh of relief after a water harvesting technology came to their rescue. Through constructing dams that save water for domestic and farm use, they are able to meet their water needs despite water challenges facing the county. […]

  • Uganda Hails Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia for Reaching Agreement on River Nile Water Use

    March 25, 2015

    Adella Mbabazi March 25, 2015 Uganda has congratulated Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan for reaching an agreement on the construction of a mega dam on the Ethiopian portion of River Nile. Uganda’s message was carried by the premier Dr Ruhakana Rugunda who represented President Yoweri Museveni to witness the signing ceremony on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance […]

  • Global Sanitation Experts Hail Madagascar Roadmap to become Open-Defecation Free Nation by 2019

    March 25, 2015

    WaterSan Perspective March 25, 2015 A high-level delegation of global sanitation and hygiene experts is in Madagascar for the biannual Steering Committee meeting of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), a United Nations body devoted solely to the sanitation and hygiene needs of vulnerable and marginalized people around the world. During the visit, […]

  • Journalists Start West Africa’s 1st Online Newspaper on Climate Change

    March 25, 2015

    WaterSan Perspective March 25, 2015 West Africa’s first online newspaper dedicated to opening new panoramas in the coverage and reportage of climate change and the region’s environment has been launched. The online newspaper (, which was launched over the weekend In Republic of Benin, Cote d’Ívoire and Nigeria simultaneously in commemoration of the 2015 International […]

  • Nigeria: WaterAid Launches Massive WASH Campaign

    March 23, 2015

    Adella Mbabazi March 23, 2015 The WaterAid has launched a new four-year “Healthy Start” campaign showing the devastating impact that a lack of safe water and sanitation has on the health of children in developing countries. The launch was part of activities commemorating the 2015 World Water Day, held yesterday March 22 under the theme […]

  • Kenya: Turkana Residents Grapple with Water Shortage and Cattle Raids

    March 23, 2015

    Wesley Lang’at March 23, 2015 For many years northern parts of Kenya, primarily inhabited by pastoralists, has been prone to inter-communal resource conflict and cattle raids. According to a research done by Practical Action, up to 164,457 people have fled their homes as a result of conflicts associated with fighting for diminishing water and pastures. […]

  • SADC Embarks On Conducting Water Weeks in Member States

    March 15, 2015

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter March 15, 2015 The Water Sector of the Southern African Development (SADC) has embarked on holding of three-day-long SADC National Water Weeks in each Member State to gather input towards the formulation of the fourth phase of the Regional Water Programme. According to Barbara Lopi, Communications and Awareness Expert for the Water […]

  • Malawi: Minister Urges Increased Funding for Water

    March 15, 2015

    George Mhango March 15, 2015 Concerned with how weeds have blocked water pumps in Liwonde, Malawi’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water development Allan Chiyembekeza says there is need for improved budget allocation towards the department of water during the 2015/2016 national budget. The increased funding, according to the minister is justifiable in the sense […]

  • Uganda Minister Urges Change of Mindset to Realize Human Right to Water and Sanitation

    March 3, 2015

    Fredrick Mugira March 03, 2015 In January 2015, over 300 people converged in Zaragoza, Spain to take part in the International Annual UN–Water Zaragoza Conference. The conference was used as an occasion for analyzing of water-related SDGs and the role of the different actors for their implementation. While addressing the participants, Leo Heller, UN Special […]