WATSAN Media Workshop organized in Nepal

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Kathmandu, 28 Feb: UN-HABITAT Water for Asian Cities (WAC) Programme Nepal and GUTHI, since last two years, is working together to mainstream media in water and sanitation (WATSAN) sector with view to increase their role in raisingpublic awareness on WATSAN issues through media advocacy.Media personals were oriented, media exposure visits werearranged, and press meet and press conferences were conducted to build up their knowledge on WATSAN issues and activities in this time period. These efforts have increased media coverage on WATSAN issues in comparison to previous years indicating the increased media advocacy A media workshop was also organized earlier on 15 February in Kathmandu to impart more knowledge on WATSAN issues and make media advocacy more effective. Thirty media personals representing 25 different media houses were oriented on current urban water and sanitation (WATSAN) issues at the programme. In the workshop organized by UN HABITAT WAC Nepal, GUTHI and Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO), experts stressed on ensuring safe drinking water and proper sanitation for improved public health.