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- Tanzania: Assessing Impact of Climate Change On Environment, Human Health, Food Security October 26, 2016[Daily News] Zanzibar -Water salinity and water scarcity, unpredictable rainfall, increasing rainfall intensity, declining fishing stock, beach erosion, rising temperature and changing wind are some of the challenges facing some villages, as a result of climate change.
- Namibia: Windhoek Residents Not Saving Enough Water October 26, 2016[Namibian] WINDHOEK residents reduced their water usage by only 25% this month, missing by far the 40% water savings target set by the municipality.
- South Africa: No Toilets, No Water, No Shelter At Teeming Taxi Rank October 26, 2016[GroundUp] We have to beg for our basic needs as human beings, says trader
- Kenya: Water Project Contractor Told to Hasten Work October 26, 2016[Nation] The national government has asked a contractor to speed up the construction of two Sh625 million major water projects in Uasin Gishu County.
- Kenya: Wajir County Govt to Supply Water in Drought Hit Areas October 26, 2016[Nation] Wajir county government will supply water to 60 settlements for the next ten days in response to the severe drought situation ravaging the area.
- Eritrea: Soil and Water Conservation Activities in Foro October 26, 2016[Shabait] Foro -The Office of Economic Development in Foro sub-zone indicated that farmers in the Administrative areas of Hadish, Zula, Afta, Malka, Robrobya and Denanlo are carrying out popular campaigns in soil and water conservation in a bid to boost agricultural output.
- Africa: Public, Not Private, Money Needed to Plug Water, Sanitation Gaps October 24, 2016[The Conversation Africa] African stakeholders have called for water supply and sanitation to be a priority at the next meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. They want the November meeting of COP22 to integrate issues related to water supply and sanitation with the climate change agenda.
- Namibia: Drought - Old Mutual to the Rescue October 25, 2016[New Era] Uukwiyu -Water woes could soon be a thing of the past for farmers in Uukwiyu-Uushona Constituency after Old Mutual on Friday donated 60 units of water piping to benefit 12 000 people and about 80 000 livestock.
- Sudan: North Darfur Militiamen Halt Water for Sortony October 25, 2016[Radio Dabanga] Sortony -On Sunday, militiamen imposed passage fees on tankers bringing water to thousands of displaced in the Sortony camp in Kabkabiya locality in North Darfur. The coordinator of the Kabkabiya camps fro the displaced told Radio Dabanga that militiamen prevented water tankers from reaching Sortony camp on Sunday.
- Namibia: Is President's Township a Risk to Water? October 25, 2016[Namibian] THE upmarket township that President Hage Geingob and business partners plan to build in Windhoek is likely to contaminate the natural underground water, a new report has disclosed.
- Tanzania: Assessing Impact of Climate Change On Environment, Human Health, Food Security October 26, 2016
- UN Cuba Embargo Vote: United States Abstains for First Time October 26, 2016After 25 years of voting against a United Nations resolution condemning the United States (U.S.) embargo on Cuba, the U.S. Wednesday chose for the first time to abstain from voting. An overwhelming 191 UN member states voted for the resolution, with only Israel joining the United States in abstention. The UN General Assembly met for its annual vote […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- Funding Lags to Combat Land Degradation October 26, 2016Land degradation already affects millions of people, bringing biodiversity loss, reduced availability of clean water, food insecurity and greater vulnerability to the harsh impacts of climate change. According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), two billion hectares of productive land are currently degraded worldwide. An addit […]Justus Wanzala
- Stronger Collaboration for Greater Energy Access in Asia Pacific October 26, 2016Dr. Shamshad Akhtar is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). She will be speaking about Asia’s new energy realities and the implications for regional energy security at the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2016.Dr Shamshad Akhtar
- Cuba’s Fish Farming Industry Seeks to Double Output by 2030 October 26, 2016Protected from the sun by broad-brimmed hats and long- sleeved shirts, workers at the La Juventud fish farm throw fish feed into the tanks for the tilapias, a fish that is scarce and in high demand in the Cuban markets. “Production grew significantly due to a combination of factors: sex reversal (use of hormones to […]Ivet Gonzalez
- UN Must Fight Tax Evasion, Says UN Expert October 25, 2016A UN Human Rights Expert has called on the international community to fight tax evasion and abolish tax havens that siphon off essential resources from human rights protection and global development. “The United Nations must no longer tolerate the scandal of secrecy jurisdictions that facilitate tax evasion, corruption and money-laundering,” said the UN Inde […]Tharanga Yakupitiyage
- Kenya Greens Drylands to Combat Land Degradation October 25, 2016Faced with growing degradation that is swallowing large swathes of land in arid and semiarid areas, Kenya is heavily investing in rehabilitation efforts to stave off the threat of desertification. Charles Sunkuli, secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, says a programme targeting 5.1 million hectares of degraded and deforested land fo […]Justus Wanzala
- Climate Deal on HFCs October 25, 2016Hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs are thought to be responsible for contributing to 0.5 Celsius warming of the climate. On October 14, 170 countries came together in Kigali, Rwanda to sign an amendment to the Montreal protocol treaty that will commit nations to eliminate 90 percent HFCs with phasing out work slated to begin in 2019. HFCs […]Syed Mansur Hashim
- UN Cuba Embargo Vote: United States Abstains for First Time October 26, 2016
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- SADC’s regional situation update on El Niño-induced drought May 18, 2016The SADC region is experiencing a devastating drought episode associated with the 2015/2016 El Niño event which is affecting livelihoods and the lives especially for women, children and the elderly in the region. Please find the link for SADC’s regional situation update on El Niño-induced drought for your information and distribution to your networks. http:/ […]
- Call for Flagship Project Proposals – NEPAD SANBio March 30, 2016Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (NEPAD-SANBio) has launched an open call for funding of flagship projects in the SADC region. Funding Up to ZAR 4.5 million will be disbursed per Flagship project. Applications for the Flagship Project Grants should be in line with the following priority areas: Human health: Diagnostics, e.g. point-of-care or surveilla […]
- Position Announcement: GWPSA REGIONAL EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (RES). Closing date & time: 25 th April 2016 (12.00/noon South African time) March 27, 2016Designation: GWPSA REGIONAL EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (RES) Duty post: PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA Purpose: To develop, fund raise for, promote, manage and oversee implementation of GWPSA strategies and programmes (regional and continental), as well as develop and nurture political and programmatic relationships with key institutions and GWP Partners, for meaningful an […]
- South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal Announces Water Restrictions March 14, 2016By Amanda Khoza, News24 The uMgungundlovu District Municipality has implemented a 15% water restriction, it said on Thursday. Municipal spokesperson Mbali Ndlovu said Umgeni Water which supplies potable water to eThekwini Metro, uMgungundlovu District, Ugu District, ILembe District and Msunduzi Local Municipality, has been tasked with ensuring that the restr […]
- Gambia: UNDP Donates Equipment Worth U.S.$3 Million to Water Resources March 14, 2016By Samba Jawo The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday handed over equipment and other logistics worth US$ 3million to the Department of Water Resource through the Ministry of Environment. The equipment, which includes two boats, vehicles and IT equipment, is meant for the Early Warning Phase II Project. The deputy UNDP Resident Representati […]
- Tanzania: Water Supply to Villagers Now Encouraging March 14, 2016By Meddy Mulisa Kagera — Almost 58 per cent of the 2,458,023 Kagera residents in rural areas access clean and safe water, the Kagera Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr John Mongela has disclosed. According to Mr Mongela, in Muleba District 329,589 people access clean and safe water, equivalent to 61 per cent of the population. In […]
- Ethiopia: Project to Benefit Over 32,000 People March 14, 2016By Fanuel Lakew The non-governmental humanitarian organization Glimmer of Hope announced the transfer of various development projects with over 21 million Birr in Leaelay and Tahtay Maichew Districts, Central Zone of Tigray State. According to Organization press release sent to The Ethiopian Herald yesterday, the Integrated Community Development Programme wo […]
- Gambia: Water Shortage Remains a Challenge in Bundung March 14, 2016By Adam Jobe The perennial low volume of water supply in Bundung is increasingly becoming a problem to the residents, The Point newspaper can report. Access to pipe borne water in the community has become a great challenge for the people as the taps hardly have water when it is needed most. Residents of compounds […]
- Uganda: Promote Sanitation, Behavioural Change in Campaign Messages January 11, 2016OPINION By Bashir Hangi As political campaigns gather momentum at different levels in the country, we have heard candidates make promises on what they intend to do for the electorate. This is a good measure that gives citizens an opportunity to vote candidates who will deliver services they need most. Following the campaign promises by […]
- Polokwane experiencing severe water shortage – municipality January 11, 2016Johannesburg – Most of the reservoirs in Polokwane, Limpopo are empty and the water levels at the remaining few are running critically low, the municipality said on Saturday. “The shortage is caused by rapid increase in consumption during the heat wave,” spokesperson Tidimalo Chuene said. Since the early hours of Saturday morning the Lepelle Northern Water’s […]
- SADC’s regional situation update on El Niño-induced drought May 18, 2016
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