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  1. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion;
  2. Gender Mainstreaming;
  3. Equity and Inclusion;
  4. Budget Monitoring and Tracking;
  5. Environmental, Sanitation and Hygiene improvement;
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation.
Important Facts

Effects of Bad Water and Poor Sanitation on Women & Children

  1. Endure multiple bouts of malaria
  2. Drop out of school
  3. Become a child mother herself
  4. Be beaten, injured, and/or raped
  5. Suffer animal bites and countless infections

SOCIETY FOR  WATER & SANITATION ….Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
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The Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN), a coordinating network of over 300 Civil Society Organisations, Non- Governmental Organisations and Community Based Organisations in water, sanitation and hygiene spread over six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Our mandate is to ensure access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for all Nigerians.

This Is Being Achieved through Our Focus Areas Outlined below:

  1. Policy influencing, advocacy and communications
  2. Network capacity building and coordination for effective NEWSAN service delivery sector
  3. Research and knowledge sharing of best practice models for improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene
  4. Governance, Accountability and Transparency in NEWSAN sector
  5. Public Private Partnership towards achieving access to NEWSAN

A National Civil Society Consultative Meeting on Water and Sanitation was held from 3-4th December 2003 at the Conference Hall of Heinrich Boell Foundation (HBF) in Lagos. The meeting attracted over thirty-five participants from 16 Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria.

The meeting was convened to establish a collaborative Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation and strengthen their engagement in the water and sanitation sector in Nigeria. It was also to build the capacity of participants on the Presidential water initiative, examine the national policy on water and sanitation with a view to mainstreaming Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) activities towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals on water and sanitation as well as draw up a road map for improving water and sanitation services which guarantees their availability and accessibility.

At the end of the Lagos meeting a National Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) was established. ANEEJ was designated as the National Secretariat and produced the National coordinator. Zonal coordinators drawn from the six geo-political zones were also elected to form the National Steering Committee.

MR. BENSON ATTAH National Coordinator PRINCEWILL MORDI Deputy National Coordinator ABOUT NEWSAN ELIZABETH JEIYOL Treasurer ABIGAIL AIZBAMWAN Financial Secretary KELECHUKWU OKEZIE General Secretary ABDUS-SABUR OLIYIDE Asst. General Secretary SHUAIBU MUSA Publicity Secretary BIBIAN AMA Program Officer National Secretariat