Nigerian group’s water campaign wins award in Amsterdam

The ‘Our Water Our Right Campaign’ spearheaded by the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has won the Transformative Cities 2019 People’s Choice Award in the water category.

The campaign, a grassroots-heavy initiative that amplifies the voice of community people, was launched in 2014 in Lagos to counter government’s plans to privatise the water sector.

It received the highest votes in the water category on the sidelines of the International Conference on ‘The Future is Public’ holding in Amsterdam, which also featured the energy, food and housing categories. Prior to the announcement, the eight finalists debated and discussed opportunities and challenges of transforming local contexts to address global challenges.

Nominations for 2019…

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