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ERA-FoEN Hosts Lagos Water Summit

Posted: Jul 8, 2015 at 4:34 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) will on August 11 and 12, 2015 host a Lagos Water Summit, themed “Our Water, Our Right.”

The summit, co-hosted by Corporate Accountability International, Public Services International (PSI), Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE), Transnational Institute, and the Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD), and Freedom from Debt Coalition, will build on collective action in demanding the right to water.

Leading campaigners from Nigeria, and other parts of the world will share lessons learned and strategies to move the world toward universal access and democratic control of water.

The summit will draw from activists’ struggles against corporate control of water in countries like the Philippines, Indonesia and Ghana.

ERA/FoEN is working with the labor community, international partners, and the people of Lagos to build democratic water governance and support in rejecting corporate control of water in Lagos.

The accelerating campaign in Lagos is part of a growing movement for strong, democratically controlled water systems across Africa and the world, demanding that water be managed as a public good and fundamental human right.