The 3rd annual general meeting of the West Africa Water and Sanitation Journalists (WASH-JN) takes place in Dakar, Senegal, 8-10 April 2013.
About twenty eight journalists plus representatives of WSSCC and WaterAid – the networks partner organization – will participate. The journalists are reporting water supply and sanitation issues for radio, television, newspaper and online media in 14 West African countries.
The meeting will deliberate on in country activities of institutional members of the WASH-JN — the national water and sanitation media networks – present progress reports on grant projects implemented by the member countries, as well as election of new officers for the regional WASH media network.
Participating Journalists will also use the opportunity to visit slum communities in Senegal to report on the state of access to water supply and sanitation services.
Founded in 2011, the network aims to do the following:
• To amplify the voices of the poor to make them heard at national, regional and international levels;
• To ensure enhanced quality and flow of information on WASH service delivery coming from a wide range of sources;
• To ensure better targeting for enhanced influence and increased awareness on WASH for all citizens and decision-makers.
You can read more about the network’s activities here
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