NOA was established with the mandate of informing Nigerians about government policies, programmes and activities, as well as mobilize public support for the same. It also provides feedback to government on the people’s feelings and reactions towards its policies and activities, thus expanding the space for public input into government decision-making process.
Its strong connectivity to Nigeria’s citizenry was one reason why Engr. Okeke visited, commenting that NOA could be a great ally in the effort to make all Nigerians aware of the importance of good sanitation, hygiene and water supply.
“NOA has a voice in Nigeria, and we are asking you to lend us your voice,” said Engr. Okeke, in a presentation before NOA Director General Mike Omeri, NOA staff and representatives of Nigeria’s National Task Group on Sanitation. Mr. Omeri endorsed Engr. Okeke’s suggestions, adding that “if we do the right things together, we will transform this country.”
Mr. Omeri said he and his colleagues welcome learning more about the topic and taking advantage of good materials and messages which have already been produced. Engr. Okeke said a number of good sanitation advocacy materials exist for immediate use or local adaptation, including WSSCC’s own GDP for GDP campaign – Good Dignity Practices for Gross Domestic Product.
Following the presentation, Mr. Omeri showed the assembled guests a newly constructed studio facility at NOA for the development of radio programmes, jingles and more. Such studios are also being constructed at the local level throughout the country, an infrastructure investment that will support NOA’s efforts to inform Nigerians around the country about a range of topics, including WASH.
(The article below was originally published with support from WSSCC by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, here) Presented by Water Supply and Sanitation Collaboration Council (WSSCC), State of Qatar (Qatar Fund for Development), Global Citizen, and Education Cannot Wait, this side event focused on sanitation as a key determinant of health and education. Panelists shared examples […]
(The article below was originally published with support from WSSCC by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, here) This side event convened to launch and discuss the findings of a global review on the effectiveness of national accountability mechanisms on progress towards the water and sanitation targets of SDG 6. The report is available online […]
On July 11, 2018 Simavi and WSSCC hosted a panel discussion during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, about “Putting Menstrual Health on the 2030 Agenda.” This event was the 5th of a live webinar series related to menstrual health management and was attended by over 100 in person and online participants. The event […]
Mr. Ali Abdulla Al Dabbagh, Deputy Director General for Planning at the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), and Mr. Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director of the UN-hosted Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), will speak to policy- and decision-makers in New York on Thursday, 12 July 2018, about the high returns that sanitation and hygiene […]