Water Resources, Climate Change and Sanitation

UN-Water Report: SDG6 on Water and Sanitation Will Not Be Achieved By 2030 at Current Rates of Progress

July 20, 2018

Natalia Gutierrez July 20, 2018 UN-Water has released a new report on Water and Sanitation ahead of the High-level Political Forum for Sustanainable Development (HLPF) which presents, for each target, the latest data available for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 global indicators. The report sought to inform discussions among Member States during the HLPF […]

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Nigeria: UNICEF, DFID Provide Clean Water to Rural Communities

July 19, 2018

Mohammed Ibrahim July 19, 2018 United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have been providing clean water to rural communities in Kaduna North West Nigeria and now residents there are joyful. The UNICEF Water project was founded by Department for International Development (DFID) in partnership with Kaduna […]

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Ugandan Government Launches New Rotavirus Vaccine to Protect Children from Diarrhea

July 2, 2018

Hannington Katehangwa July 01, 2018 The Government of Uganda has today launched a new rotavirus vaccine to protect under five-year-old children from diarrhea. The vaccine, which will be available for free in health facilities throughout the country, is the 11th vaccine to be added into the national schedule of the expanded programme on immunization in […]

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World Bank Approves 350 Million Dollars to Enable Millions of Tanzanians Access Safe Water and Improved Sanitation

July 2, 2018

Adella Mbabazi July 02, 2018 More than three million Tanzanians in rural areas will be connected to safe water supply, while another four million people will gain access to improved sanitation through a new IDA credit for a Rural Water and Sanitation Program-For-Results approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors. The new $350 […]

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Civil Societies Want Big Polluters Kicked Out of Climate Policy

May 4, 2018

PAMACC News Agency May 4, 2018 The demand to tackle conflict of interest within the UNFCCC has over the years been raised by several actors including governments and civil society. However, to date, progress has been slow, notably, due to some cozy relationships formed between politics and the fossil fuel sector lobbyists. It is for […]

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Waste Dumping in Africa Worries UN Environment

February 7, 2018

PAMACC News Agency February 7, 2018 The Africa regional director of United Nations Environment, Julliette Biao Koudenoukpo has called on African countries that have ratified the Bamako Convention to work in synergy with the private sector to better reinforce and drive actions against toxic waste dumping in the continent. She noted that waste dumping in […]

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Nigeria: Wateraid Urges Action to Improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools and Healthcare Facilities

October 16, 2017

Oluseyi Abdulmalik October 16, 2017 WaterAid Nigeria has renewed its call for improvements to water, sanitation and hygiene in schools as well as healthcare facilities in the country. One in three schools around the world do not have regular access to water, basic private toilets, or a way to wash hands with soap and an […]

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In Ghana, Media Practitioners Work Together To End Open Defecation

October 7, 2017

Ama Kudom-Agyemang October 7, 2017 A cross section of media practitioners from the Greater Accra, Central, Western, Ashanti, Eastern and Volta regions who recently met in Accra to deliberate on ways of ending open defecation in Ghana, have proposed mounting a media campaign against open defecation. This will involve several components such as devoting time […]

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Zambia Invests $42 Million in Development of Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Network

October 3, 2017

03 October 2017 Newton Sibanda The Zambian Government and the Western Water and Sewerage Company (WWSC) have signed a US$42.2 million on –lending and grant agreement. Of the total amount, US$5.3 million is a loan and US$6.9 million a grant for water and sanitation programmes in the provincial capital Mongu, Sesheke, Senanga, and Kaoma districts […]

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Ghana: Global Agencies Hail Africa’s Water Monitoring and Reporting System

May 7, 2017

PAMACC News Agency May 07, 2017 Stakeholders from across the globe have commended Africa’s trail-blazing web-based monitoring and reporting system for the water and sanitation sector. The laudatory remarks were made in Accra, Ghana at today’s opening of a week-long review workshop on the harmonised, region-wide monitoring and reporting framework for Water and Sanitation sector […]

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