Eco-Uga Pads: Youth-led Innovation Making a Difference in Menstrual Hygiene

By Everlyne Nabakka ( My name is Everlyne Nabakka. I am 23 years old and was born and raised in Uganda. l am the founder of Eco-Uga Pads, a social business in the process of piloting a reusable, biodegradable sanitary pad made out of banana stems. This is my story. Growing up in the rural […]

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Consultative Meeting on Addressing Post 2030 Water Security and Safety Challenges in Higher Education in Africa

by Lako Stephane ( Progress on meeting SDG 6 on Water and Sanitation is key to achieving success across a suite of SDGs related to climate, health, food security, gender equality, sustainable cities, and conservation of marine and terrestrial ecosystems. The complexities inherent in sustainability require future decision-makers to have critical thinking skills, experience with […]

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Water Youth Network at the First International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

The First International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture held from March 19th  to 22nd 2019 in Praia (Capo Verde) at National Assembly was the opportunity to gather 200 scientists, politicians, academics, engineers, entrepreneurs, civil society members, NGOs, associations, and citizens to discuss and exchange practical, innovative, and collaborative solutions to water scarcity in agriculture […]

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Working Towards Water Security and Safe Sanitation at Africa Water Week 2018 (Libreville, Gabon)

Participant reflection of the 7th Africa Water Week Water Youth Network attended the 7th Africa Water Week with the theme “Toward Achieving Water Security and Safely Managed Sanitation for Africa”, that was celebrated from 29th October to 2nd November, 2018 in Libreville, Gabon. By: Younoussa Abbosouka (   The opening of the conference, which took place at […]

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Reflections of a Young Researcher on Impacts of 2015-16 El Niño Rains in Laikipia, Kenya

Written by Jackson Wachira, Edited by Lydia Cumiskey   When my article on why and how we must always be prepared for disasters was published by the Daily Nation on October 16th 2015, observation and intuition prevailed in communicating and creating a discussion around the 2015-16 El Niño rains preparedness.  My friend and colleague in […]

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