Call for Partners and Collaborators for the Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme.

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Call for Partners and Collaborators for the Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme.

The aim of the Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme is to promote better understanding of water as a key social, economic and environmental resource and to facilitate a new water-use ethic in Nigeria, through projects like the building and installation of water and sanitation infrastructure in select schools and communities of need. Introducing the Nigeria Water Education in Schools and Communities Programme would be strategic entry points to:
· Develop awareness about Water and Sanitation (WatSan) Sector reform, policy issues, and WatSan related environmental issues in Nigeria;
· Develop knowledge and skills necessary to analyze the issues and understand perceptions and use of water;
· Support informed decision-making by the community that could affect the quality of their lives with respect to water;
· Participate actively in the sustainable management of their water environment;
· Evaluate and propose actions that will achieve effective water related solutions in support of water resources management.

More information on the program can be found here.
Program implementers also seek to integrate Climate Change into the project. Please contact Anthony Akpan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to learn more and if you are interested in participating and contributing to the implementation of this program.
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Re: Call for Partners and Collaborators for the Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme.

Hi Pave,

Congratulations on this initiative.

I would be glad to be a resource person on practical techniques for Ecological Sanitation, and I invite you to first see my blog:
inodoroseco.blogspot.com .

Please do not hesitate to send me any questions you may have ... or to send me documents to review.

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday

Conservation Biologist and EcoSan Promoter
Omaere Ethnobotanical Park
Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador, South America
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Dear Chris,

Thank you for your very encouraging mail. And we are very grateful that you are willing to work with us a s resource person! I have looked at your blog and its indeed very educative and interesting.

We will be happy to integrate some of your EcoSan ideas into our project.

Our challenges includes getting funding support for the initiative. Do you have possible funding contacts that can support us?

Also find attached a detailed proposal for your information and further action.

We look forward to collaborating and working with you!

Very warm regards,

Anthony

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Dear Antony,

it is always a good idea to work with schools to mobilise communities.
We developed a Water and Sanitation Safety Planning (WSSP) methodology especially for small communities. It is a risk based approach from WHO which we adapted for rural communities. It contains 3 parts and in part 3 we give guidance how to involve schools into WSSP:
www.wecf.eu/english/publications/2017/Revised-Compendium.php
Usually we give a kick off workshop to introduce the methodology, so if you are interested please let me know,

best regards and good luck
Claudia

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Dear Claudia,

Thank you so much I am very interested.

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Dear Anthony,
We at Daniel Iroegbu Global Health Foundation will wish to partner with you as Technical Experts

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Dear Daniel,

Thank you for your mail. Please can you kindly clarify how you intend to work with us as Technical Experts?

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Dear Anthony,

I read your document, but please fill us in a bit more on your organization and your plans. How many people are in your organization? Is it private, public, or mixed? Do you have strong contacts with the media (TV, radio, newspapers, internet, cell phone companies)? I think a lot can be done via educational campaigns, potentially in combination with prizes for those who apply the imparted information to improve their water and sanitation. Donors may be interested in providing these prizes. Have you contacted the embassies of different countries in Nigeria? Please explain here on the Forum what specifically you would like funding for, since some Forum members work in funding organizations.

I look forward to learning more about your programme.

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Chris Canaday

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Dear Chris,

The Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) is a Lagos based non profit, non-political, non-governmental organization established with the aim of promoting sustainable development through research, documentation, policy dialogues, workshops, advocacy and consultancy services. PAVE deals with development issues in their environmental and socio-economic aspects with emphasis on the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets regarding water and sanitation and other related human settlement issues including Agricultural Value Chain promotion, Gender, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate change and Clean Energy promotion, Waste Management including E-Waste and Chemical Management and stakeholder engagement. PAVE is registered (IT/NO: 26029) with the Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria

The chosen mission of PAVE is to act as a catalyst, mobilize, mediate and act directly in several of society’s processes dealing with the improvement of quality of life and respect for cultural and biological diversity. As its basis, PAVE believes in promoting good governance at all level, across all sectors, be it public or private. PAVE also believes in a democratic system for managing human interests.

The fundamental objective of PAVE is to act, support and collaborate in the elaboration and dissemination of new approaches, policies and activities related to human development questions.

We have over 15years experience in the development sector and work at the local, national, regional and international level. We have presented papers conducted researches and organized capacity building workshops on various sustainable development thematic areas in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

We need funding for the following activities:

The Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme would give special emphasis to capacity building, particularly to training of teachers and facilitators, development of learning materials,

a 30mins television and Radio programme “Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme”. Similarly, a weekly column “Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme” in a Nation wide newspaper will also be established.

1.To establish the Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme and Resource/ Documentation Centre.
2.To establish the Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme /Official launch of the Programme.
3.To draw up State implementation strategies for the Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme
4.To write, localize, print and distribute the Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme Curriculum and Activity Guide
5. Initiation of teacher training and development programmes to build teaching capacity
6. Provide logistical support to schools and communities
7. To incorporate water education into on-going non-formal education programme
8. To establish a method of communicating with educators and resource specialists throughout the Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme network.
9.To build the capacity of the Nigeria Water Education for Schools and Communities Programme for effective service delivery

Regards,

Anthony
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