Monthly Archives: February 2016

  • Water Experts Call For Partnership in Solving Water Problems

    February 29, 2016

    Fredrick Mugira February 29, 2016 Water experts from different countries across the globe are rooting for the partnership approach in solving water resource problems. The call comes as the water professionals and authorities from Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Peru, Tanzania and South Africa meet in Pretoria, South Africa for a week-long knowledge exchange organised […]

  • Ghana: Parliamentarians Demand Explanation for Water Crisis

    February 25, 2016

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang February 25, 2016 Usually, it is the agitations of residents that give an indication of water shortage, scarcity or crisis. But when a nation’s legislature become the agitators unanimously, it is a signal that water has now become an urgent political matter. It is a good sign that, the current water crisis that […]

  • Southern Africa: SADC Prepares for El Niño Impact

    February 25, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective February 25, 2016 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat has today convened a two-day multi-sectoral stakeholder consultative meeting to develop a regional preparedness and response strategy to address the impacts of El Niño on Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Security in Southern Africa. The El Niño phenomenon is caused by warmer than […]

  • Uganda: Lake Victoria Farmers Lament Continued Land-Grabbing, Environmental Destruction and Human Rights Violations

    February 22, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective February 22, 2016 The Bugala Farmers Association has called on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to sever its ties with Bidco Africa, a Kenya-based edible oil producer accused of land-grabbing, human rights violations and environmental disasters in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Over 100 farmers lost their land to Bidco when, in partnership […]

  • Malawi: Farmers Exploit Diamphwe River and Dambo Land for Farming as Business

    February 19, 2016

    George Mhango February 19, 2016 He was poverty stricken. Stubborn to take elders’ counsel. Failed to feed his family. Lived hopelessly. Believed in stealing, alcoholism and trouble making, characters that are not in line with the Christian values, Jesus preached. His children and family could not appreciate family love. They failed to make ends. Often […]

  • Swiss Re Foundation Offers 150 000 USD in Awards to Initiatives Strengthening Resilience in Water Management

    February 19, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter February 19, 2016 An international organization based in Switzerland that addresses social and humanitarian problems worldwide and builds local capacity to face them – Swiss Re Foundation, has announced the launch of the “ReSource Award 2017″. The ReSource Award focuses on social entrepreneurial approaches implementing the principles of sustainability in water management. […]

  • Ghana: Journalists to Scoop Awards for Reporting About Open Defecation

    February 13, 2016

    By Ama Kudom-Agyemang February 13, 2016 The fight to make Ghana an Open Defecation Free (ODF) country, has been taken to another level following the institutionalization of an award scheme for Ghanaian journalists dubbed, “Face of ODF Media Feature and Photo Contest.” It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural […]