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Encouraged Water and Sanitation Journalism, Phase 1: Lebanon and Jordan

2018 - 2019 • Bremen Overseas Research and Development Organization (BORDA)

Purpose

Increasing the social and political awareness about water and sustainable sanitation in the region

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The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) West Asia and North Africa (WANA) Chapter is looking to further connect with and engage regional journalists in taking an interest in writing stories about SDG6 and sanitation challenges in the region, which will hence play a role in increasing the social and political awareness about water and sustainable sanitation.

5 journalists from Jordan and Lebanon have been chosen to take part in this initiative. The Journalists (with different backgrounds) writing in three languages (English, French, Arabic) have taken part in a 3-day workshop in Amman, Jordan about recent sanitation and SDG6 challenges in the two countries. The interactive workshop has enabled them to choose one pressing topic (from Jordan and Lebanon) to write a report. Journalists from Jordan will only be allowed to choose an issue from Lebanon, and vice versa. This method will allow the journalists to engage and help one another within their respective countries, further removing cultural and social challenges in writing about the challenge.

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Journalist Workshop in Amman, Jordan

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Capacity development Enabling environment and institutional strengthening German government Groundwater protection International NGO Journalists Middle East & North Africa Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement Resource recovery Specific to one or several countries Swiss government Treatment of faecal sludge Treatment of wastewater or greywater

Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association
Bremen
Germany


BORDA e.V. (Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association) is a German non-governmental organisation, headquartered in Bremen with a network of local partner organisations in more than 20 countries worldwide. Since founded in 1977, BORDA is active in the fields of poverty alleviation, sustainable protection of natural resources and the develops, implements and disseminates decentralised sustainable technologies and social measures for water, wastewater, energy and waste. Currently BORDA is focusing on decentralized sanitation solutions for the poor in peri-urban and urban areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America. To increase access to improved sanitation, BORDA provides demand oriented service packages including decentralised wastewater management solutions (DEWATS) and decentralised solid waste management (DESWAM). BORDA has regional offices in Tanzania, India, Jordan, Indonesia and Mexico. BORDA is mainly supported by the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development (BMZ) and the Hanseatic City of Bremen.

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