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Nigeria: NGOs form 'Africa Coalition Against Water Privatisation' to champion realisation of right to water

Author: Chinedum Uwaegbulam, Guardian (Nigeria), Published on: 24 August 2015

'Experts form coalition, kick against water privatisation in Lagos', 24 Aug 2015: A…network of civil society and development experts…launched…[a] new platform known as Africa Coalition Against Water Privatisation…[to] address the challenges of governance, human rights and corruption in the water sector across the African continent…[O]rganisations and experts met at a two-day Lagos Water Summit with the theme: Connecting Local Outrage to Global Resistance of Corporate Control of Water…[P]articipants argued that Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in the water sector are not the solution…but rather a new form of colonialism aggressively marketed by the World Bank and its corporate partners, that defines success in terms of profit rather than universal affordable water access…The groups noted that “land grabs by multinational corporations have increased in Africa and pose serious challenges on access to water…They observed that women’s rights and the rights of other vulnerable groups are a central concern in the realization of the human right to water…

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