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FC4S Lagos, NCIC and IHS Tower work together to promote water hygiene in Nigeria

The Financial Center for Sustainability, Lagos, and the Nigerian Climate Innovation Center (NCIC) are working with the IHS Tower to prevent illness and save lives as an effective and affordable way to wash hands. We advocate the improvement of awareness and understanding of. This is to commemorate Global Handwashing Day, October 15, 2021.

The partnership also aims to improve access to adequate domestic safe water supplies and combat open defecation challenges by hosting a combination of events in November. The event lineup includes open innovation fairs, behavioral transformation campaigns, capacity building webins, and the installation of public toilet facilities throughout Nigeria using Lagos as a pilot location for these facilities.

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Emmanuel Etadeli, Executive Secretary of FC4S Lagos, said of the partnership: “We are pleased to partner with NCIC and IHS Tower to help eradicate open defecation and improve access to clean water and sanitation. Apart from water, sanitation and sanitation (WASH) goals, this initiative Provides small and medium-sized businesses with the opportunity to showcase locally developed WASH infrastructure during the Open Innovation Fair and match-make with potential investors, thereby creating and creating jobs in that area. It will be strengthened .. “

In addition, NCIC Managing Director / CEO Bankole Oloruntoba said: Safe water is a key scope of our work in line with Sustainable Development Goal 6, which aims to provide clean water and sanitation for all by 2030. This cooperation will help strengthen stakeholders and alleviate the problem of open defecation in Nigeria. We hope that this partnership will lead to innovations that can expand companies in the water sector. “

Organizations and individuals are responsible for facilitating hand washing, as 2.3 billion people still lack access to basic hand washing facilities. Especially due to the recent outbreak of pandemics, where hand hygiene plays an important role in the spread of the disease. This year’s Global Handwashing Day, with the theme “Our future is near-let’s move forward together,” creates opportunities for champions to take action to promote and maintain their hand-washing habits.

IHS Towers is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure providers in the number of towers in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, and the third largest independent multinational tower company in the world. It is committed to strengthening sustainable development in the countries in which it operates and is a major sponsor of the FC4S / NCIC WASH Innovation Fair and Behavior Change Campaign.

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FC4S Lagos, NCIC and IHS Tower work together to promote water hygiene in Nigeria FC4S Lagos, NCIC and IHS Tower work together to promote water hygiene in Nigeria

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