If you want to gauge how badly Nigerians have been animalized, then pay attention to how, and where, many of them defecate. Just recently, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported that 33 million Nigerians have no access to decent toilets. As a consequence, said the report, these citizens of Africa’s most populous nation answer the call of nature in the open.
Is it really only 33 million Nigerians? One is afraid that here’s one occasion when statisticians have pegged the figure too low. Nigeria – as I wrote three years ago – may be described as one vast toilet. Anybody who has traveled from Lagos to Onitsha by road knows that there isn’t one single rest area with toilet facilities along the route. At stops in Ore or Benin City, pressed passengers must hurry off into the brushes, gingerly skating around others’ feces, in order to relieve themselves.
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- Re: Working Group 11 (groundwater) members: please take part in edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for groundwater - by: kanalwolf February 22, 2017Dear All, In addition to what Elisabeth wrote, please consider also the following: Some of Wikipedia articles are already quite detailed and well described. But the OTHER LANGUAGES either have no or very basic information on groundwater protection ans sanitation aspects. If some of you speak two languages, you cold provide a big support by translating the mo […]
- Rastrear Progresso e Sustentabilidade: Monitoria, Verificação e Certificação de CLTS - by: Petra February 22, 2017Monitoria, verificação e certificação são essenciais para garantir o êxito e a sustentabilidade dos esforços de Saneamento Total Liderado pela Comunidade (CLTS). A monitoria avalia e documenta o progresso realizado e a sustentabilidade do estatuto de Livre de Fecalismo a Céu Aberto (ODF). A verificação e a certificação definem uma meta para as comunidades e […]
- Re: To Working Group 5 members: join edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for food security and productive sanitation - by: Payd February 22, 2017Dear Linus There are several IWMI staff who could help on topics like resource recovery, compost use, wastewater, reuse of excreta, and more as you see gaps. Please keep me in the loop that we know how best to assist maybe individually or as a group with some internal quality control. Best regards, Pay
- Re: Working Group 11 (groundwater) members: please take part in edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for groundwater - by: muench February 21, 2017A list of possible Wikipedia articles that could be of interest to members of Working Group 11 on groundwater protection includes, I think: Groundwater pollution en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundwater_pollution Groundwater en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundwater Pit latrine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_latrine Water well en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_well Septic tank en.wik […]
- Working Group 11 (groundwater) members: please take part in edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for groundwater - by: muench February 21, 2017Dear SuSanA Working Group 11 members (on groundwater protection), You have an interest in the topic of groundwater protection, and we need your help to spread information about this topic on Wikipedia! We are planning to provide 48 hours of expertise to improve WASH-related Wikipedia articles. Why? Educating the public will be critical if we are to achieve S […]
- Re: Working Group 11 (groundwater) members: please take part in edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for groundwater - by: kanalwolf February 22, 2017
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