Monthly Archives: May 2016

  • Botswana: SADC Secretariat Establishes a Regional El-Niño Response Team

    May 30, 2016

    Nantale Abbey May 30, 2016 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has established a Team to coordinate a regional response to the impacts of the 2015/2016 El-Niño phenomenon on livelihoods in close collaboration with Member States. The SADC region is experiencing a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El-Niño phenomenon which is affecting […]

  • Nigeria: WaterAid Calls for Conversation on Why Menstruation Matters

    May 30, 2016

    Joyce Chimbi May 30, 2016 Girls’ needs around menstruation have been neglected by health and education systems around the world, leading to inequity in education and missed opportunities for girls, says WaterAid Nigeria. Dr. Michael Ojo, WaterAid Nigeria’s Country Representative, says: “In some communities in West Africa, women and girls are not allowed to use […]

  • L’Esprit de Paris se poursuit tandis que les gouvernements entament la mise en œuvre du nouvel accord emblématique

    May 26, 2016

    Water Journalists Africa May 26, 2016 La première réunion sur le changement climatique de l’ONU depuis que les gouvernements a adopté le jalon qu’est l’Accord de Paris s’est terminée aujourd’hui avec une série de résultats positifs qui soutiendront une entrée en vigueur précoce largement anticipée du traité, et une action plus forte et soutenue du […]

  • ‘Spirit of Paris’ Continues as Governments Get Down to Implementing their New Landmark Climate Change Agreement

    May 26, 2016

    Water Journalists Africa May 26, 2016 The first UN climate change meeting since governments adopted the landmark Paris Agreement closed today amid a suite of positive outcomes that will support the treaty’s widely anticipated early entry into force and stronger, sustained action world-wide into the future. The nearly two week meeting saw countries push ahead […]

  • ‘Water Everywhere but Not a Drop to Drink’: Nigeria’s Eleme People Cry Out

    May 26, 2016

    Christian Chibuzo Maduka May 26, 2016 Eleme town is one of the various towns inhabited by the Eleme people of Ogoniland, the indigenous peoples that inhabit the Niger Delta region of Southeast Nigeria. The Eleme people live in ten village-clusters situated in Eleme Local Government Area (ELGA) of Rivers State, around 20 km East of […]

  • Nigeria: Dirty Water Riles Some Kaduna State Residents

    May 24, 2016

    Mohammad Ibrahim May 24, 2016 Lack of good access to clean water has forced Residents of Unguwar Kanti village located in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state North-West Nigeria to drinks from a pond covered with dried lives. For the people of this community, clean water is a scarce commodity in the village as […]

  • Les gouvernements entrent dans une nouvelle ère de collaboration sur le climat

    May 17, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective May 17, 2016 En lançant le coup d’envoi de la conférence sur le changement climatique de l’ONU à Bonn (du 16 au 26 mai), la Secrétaire exécutive de la Convention climat de l’ONU, Christiana Figueres, a déclaré que, suite à la conclusion de l’accord historique de Paris l’année dernière, les gouvernements laissent maintenant […]

  • Governments Enter New Era of Collaboration on Climate Change

    May 17, 2016

    WaterSan Perspective Reporter May 17, 2016 The UN’s top climate change official Christiana Figueres has said that following the successful conclusion of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement in Paris last year, governments are leaving behind the phase of negotiations and entering a new era of collaboration. She was speaking at the opening of the […]

  • Global Installed Hydropower Capacity Clocks 1212 GW

    May 16, 2016

    Agonza Innocent Atenyi May 16, 2016 The world’s total installed hydropower capacity reached 1,212 GW, including 145 GW of pumped storage at the end of 2015. This is according to the 2016 Hydropower Status Report published by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) last week. Building on statistics published by IHA earlier this year, the report […]

  • A Global Wave of Actions to Break Free from Fossil Fuels Begins

    May 3, 2016

    Aaron Kaah Yancho in Cameroon May 03, 2016 A global wave of peaceful direct actions lasting for 12 days has kicked off today across six continents targeting the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, under the banner of Break Free. 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded and the impacts of climate change are already […]