Citi FM’s Umaru Sanda Amadu has been presented with his international award after being adjudged one of the winners in the 2014 WASH Media Awards for their excellence in reporting on water, sanitation and hygiene related (WASH) issues.
Sanda won the WASH in the future: The Post 2015 Development Agenda with his documentary “Water Wahala.”
[contextly_sidebar id=”vdzF2Yc3CHfyFHwQujnxI0RGVjBbn7eo”]The WASH Media Awards, recognizes and supports the crucial role of the media in raising awareness on the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene for a positive influence on decision-makers, the private sector, the civil society as well as individuals and households.
Umaru Sanda received his award in Stockholm on Friday at the World Water Week conference in Sweden.
This is the second international media award Umaru Sanda has won in his young journalism career which has been largely with Accra based Citi FM.
In 2012, Umaru Sanda won the Radio for Peace Building – Africa award for a documentary he produced, titled The Fulani Revealed
In the same year, he was nominated for an award at the 17th Ghana Journalists Association Awards.
The biannual WASH Media Awards competition is sponsored by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). More than 100 entries from 30 countries were evaluated by Mark Tran, a notable international correspondent for The Guardian, UK.
The rest of the winning journalists are: Marcelo Leite (Brazil): “The Battle of Belo Monte” (Category: Water and Energy), Natasha Khan (Canada) and Ketaki Gokhale (USA) “No Menstrual Hygiene For Indian Women Holds Economy Back”(Category: Equity and Inclusion in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Seun Aikoye (Nigeria): “Lagosians shun public toilets as open defecation continues” (Category: Ending Open Defecation).
The others are: Mbali Chiya (South Africa): “Human Rights to Water and Sanitation” (Category: The Human Right to Water and Sanitation), Umaru Sanda Amadu (Ghana): “Water Wahala” (Category: WASH in the Future: The Post-2015 Development Agenda), and Dilrukshi Handunnetti (Sri Lanka): “Sri Lankan Girls Miss out on Sanitation Gains” (Category: Monitoring WASH Commitments).
Click on audio to listen to Umaru Sanda’s documentary on Water
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana