The Executive Director of Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC-Nigeria), Fyneface Dumnamene Fyneface will be making presentation as a panelist at the Global Waste Cleaning Network – GWCN webinar themed “The Sanitation Challenge in Africa” organized in the United Kingdom on October 13, 2022 at 1PM (GMT). YEAC-Nigeria’s presentation titled “The Sanitation Challenge in Africa: The Niger Delta Experience” would be made in the first panel to participants of member organizations of GWCN in 186 countries/territories and World Toilet Organization (WTO), a co-organizer and main participant’s members in 53 countries around the world including Nigeria.

GWCN is a United Kingdom registered “international non-profit network comprised of NGOs, educational institutions, private and public sector companies that are active and interested in environmental issues related to the management and reduction of waste in the world, and the conservation of the ocean, coastlines, lands and the atmosphere”.

Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC-Nigeria) became a registered and certificated member of Global Waste Cleaning Network (GWCN) with Member Ref: GWCN/M/22.760 on February 1, 2022.

Advocacy Centre was selected by GWCN as a panelist as “Our database and research suggests that YEAC is well positioned to make a valuable contribution with a 15-minute talk/presentation in one of the three discussion panels (and) it would be interesting to hear about YEAC’s advocacy work mobilizing youths for the promotion of environmental sanitation, hygiene and provision of potable water” GWCN had said in an official invitation to YEAC-Nigeria.

The Executive Director of YEAC-Nigeria, Fyneface Dumnamene Fyneface will be speaking on behalf of the organization in the first panel with the sub-theme “Factors driving the sanitation problems in Africa, including socio-cultural barriers” alongside other panelists in the second and third panels from around the world including the Webinar Moderator and Membership Manager at GWCN, Mr. Keyvan Osivandi, Mr. Jack Sim, Founding Director of the World Toilet Organization (WTO); Mr. Sam Sukpa, Founder/Executive Director of Clean Water and Sanitation Africa (CWASAF), Cameroon. Others are Mr. Mathias Zimba, Executive Director of Rising Fountains Development Program (RFDP), Zambia; Mr. Lako Mbouendeu Stephane; Head of the Climate and Water Resource Department at Water For Life, Cameroon; Mrs. Sarika Saluja, General Manager of the World Toilet Organization (WTO); Mr. Paul Jaiblai, Executive Director of Sustainable Urban and Rural Integrated Development Organization (SURIDO), Liberia. The rest are Ms. Ntombifuthi Senelisiwe Mavuso, Founding Director of Green Living Movement (GLM), Swaziland; Mr. Shadrak Kyobe, Project Coordinator at Empower And Care Organization (EACO), Uganda and Ms. Henriette Vermaak, Director and Inventor at ECOlaTRINE, South Africa.