As part of the agenda to commemorate World Water Day 2016, YouthWASH Initiative Africa in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Water Resources and support from African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) and WaterAid Nigeria announce to convene a Youth Forum and Concert on Water and Sanitation Jobs in Nigeria with theme: Exploring youth entrepreneurship development and job creation opportunities in the water and sanitation sector.
The forum which has been scheduled to commence on the 21st March 2016 at the Silverbird, Central Area, and Abuja from 9:00am to 5:00pm will be concluded with the Music4WASH concert, an open air event also at Silverbird Galleria space on 22nd March 2016 from 2pm to 7pm.
The 2016 World Water Day has as its theme: Water and Jobs. World Water Day is an event held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).
This forum will be the first platform of its kind in Nigeria to discuss problems facing youth participation in exploring water and jobs opportunity, showcasing opportunities for youth engagement in water and jobs and empowering youth towards developing social solutions for water sustainability, sanitation and hygiene targeting jobs creation and entrepreneurship development.
This year event promised to be an opportunity to also learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference by also providing job opportunities while resolving these recurrent water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) challenges confronting Nigeria as the giant of Africa said, Nature Obiakor, National Coordinator, YouthWASH Network Africa.
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