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.
- Re: Suggestions by featured users for improving the forum - thematic issues and forum software issues - by: Sowmya July 6, 2015Dear Elisabeth, I was wondering if we can have the following: (a) To "like" and "favorite" documents on SuSanA Library? And, similar to the "Favorites" table of posts on our member profiles, it would be great if we could have a similar table for quick access. (b) Tag (by everyone or for accessing on members profile pages) posts […]
- FTW, Floating Treatment Wetlands only for tropical climate conditions? - by: AquaVerde July 6, 2015FTW, Floating Treatment Wetlands for cold climate conditions? Dear colleagues, All textbook on the subject and R&D literature on the Internet on FTW's are based on permanent warm climatic condition. So, in my educated guessing I would increase tropical HRT guidelines "just" by 2x!? ... risking Eutrofication I am searching for informal hint […]
- Re: Why the name change from formerly Business & Governance category to Market Development? - by: muench July 6, 2015Dear Genevieve, Thanks a lot for taking the initiative here and for getting your designer to work on this. Much appreciated! Reminder for the others, the current icon for the grey category on market development looks like this: It is not reflecting very well the market development side and therefore we want to improve it. I like the ones that Genevieve has p […]
- Re: Elevated nitrate concentrations in groundwater - causes and health implications - by: muench July 6, 2015(FYI, the previous thread has now been split in two, in order to focus on the nitrate aspect; the thread where this one was split off from is this one: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/193-gr...-question-from-india) Thanks Mughal for the detailed description of the WHO position and thanks to Joe for pointing out publications showing doubts aboue the simple […]
- Re: Is there a mobile version of the forum for smartphones and tablet computers? - Further improvements - by: muench July 6, 2015Dear all, If you sometimes use your mobile phone or table computer to access the discussion forum, then please read on. If not, then this post is not really of relevance to you. As you probably know, we have created a mobile version of the forum 2.5 years ago. When accessing the forum from a smart phone or tablet computer, you should take this website: m.for […]
- Re: Suggestions by featured users for improving the forum - thematic issues and forum software issues - by: Sowmya July 6, 2015
- CLTS Knowledge Hub activities at WEDC Conference 27-31 July June 17, 2015The CLTS Knowledge Hub will be offering four CLTS-related activities at the upcoming international WEDC Conference which is taking place in Loughborough from the 27-31 July 2015.6
- Shit Stunts: Refocusing Priorities in Nutrition and WaSH June 15, 2015Integration of Nutrition and WaSH programmes was the key topic discussed at the multi sectorial panel seminar hosted by Irish Aid, the IFGH and the Development Studies Association of Ireland on the 19th May.6
- Webinar on CLTS and Sustainability June 15, 2015Sustainability is without doubt one of the most burning subject matters that subsumes many of the issues that we are seeing in CLTS and wider WASH practice.On Wednesday 24th June, from 14.00-15.30 BST (convert to your time zone here), the CLTS Knowledge Hub will offer a webinar on the subject.6
- State steps up sanitation drive May 5, 2015Over 50 female leaders from around the world recently published a declaration calling for the end of poor sanitation and hygiene in the developing world. Among those leaders are the first ladies of Madagascar and Malawi, both of whom announced the declaration in Washington, D.C.6
- Women Leaders target need for sanitation and hygiene April 30, 2015Over 50 female leaders from around the world recently published a declaration calling for the end of poor sanitation and hygiene in the developing world. Among those leaders are the first ladies of Madagascar and Malawi, both of whom announced the declaration in Washington, D.C.6
- CLTS Knowledge Hub activities at WEDC Conference 27-31 July June 17, 2015
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