About WaSH-UPP

This project WaSH-UPP (Water, sanitation and hygiene: understanding policy and practice in sub-Saharan Africa-SSA) is funded by the European Union under the Marie Curie Action, and coordinated by Emmanuel M. Akpabio and Prof John Rowan (himself a Geographer, immediate past Dean of the Social Sciences and current Vice-Principal, i.e., Deputy VC, Research). The page is dedicated to sharing experiences, disseminating knowledge and encouraging collaboration/networking, public engagement and policy entrepreneurship on all aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) with the aim of influencing behavioural changes and policy improvements in the sector. Universal access to clean water and sanitation is one of 17 Global Goals making up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The lack of access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene has been identified as leading causes of mortality and morbidity in SSA. Of the global deaths, from the one billion people without access to treated drinking water and 2.5 billion lacking adequate sanitation, over 83% is concentrated in SSA. The project attempts to understand how scientists communicate with policy makers in trying to address WaSH challenges.


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