World Water Day Talk: Dr Emmanuel Akpabio, University of Uyo, Nigeria

Talk to mark World Water Day: 'Everyday Geographies of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Leaving No One Behind in sub-Saharan Africa'

A talk organised by Dundee Africa Research Network (DARN) to mark 2019 World Water Day and create awareness of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 6 which focuses on Clean Water and Sanitation.

The speaker will highlight the various perspectives of water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) and how they are understood, discussed and practised at different geographical scales and institutional domains in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). He will then proceed to argue that conflict of world views and policy practices in the WaSH sector frustrates common strategies possible for addressing the WaSH sector problems. He will draw from his existing research to the challenges of many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and offer his perspective on whether they are likely to be able to achieve the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Dr Emmanuel Akpabio, a lecturer in Human Geography, Uyo, Nigeria, was a Commonwealth (CSC) scholar to Lancaster, UK (2004-2006), a British Academy Visiting Fellow to Newcastle, UK (2008), Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (AvH) to ZEF, Bonn, Germany (2011-2012), JSPS Fellow with DPRI Kyoto, Japan (2013-2015), a Visiting Research Associate, African Studies Centre, Oxford (July-August 2014) and is currently a MARIE SKĊODOWSKA-CURIE Fellow, Geography, Dundee, collaborating with Prof John Rowan on the science-policy interface in the WaSH sector under the European Union Horizon 2020.

Dundee Africa Research Network (DARN) brings together African researchers and Scottish and UK multidisciplinary experts and students to investigate crucial African issues, viable solutions and sustainable development.

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Tickets: FREE