Solutions Journalism

Top InfoNile Stories of 2020: Water, Climate Change and COVID-19 in the Nile Basin

The top InfoNile projects and stories of 2020, highlighting important stories in the Nile Basin around water access, climate change, wildlife and Covid-19.

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Kenya: Warning Kibera residents of floods using flags, Whatsapp and Facebook forecasts

A community group in Kibera informal settlement, Nairobi, is warning residents of flood conditions using SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook and radio.

Water access a top priority for Rwandan schools as they reopen

The Rwanda government is investing in clean water and new classrooms to prevent the spread of Covid-19, as schools worry they cannot afford increased costs of water for hand-washing.

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How a rock solved the water shortage problem in a Kenyan village

By Abjata Khalif Until a few years ago, women and girls in Ngomeni village were culturally tasked to undertake one

CHAMPIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY: East African youth are innovating to adapt to climate change

Youth in communities across East Africa are innovating to adapt to the region’s changing climate, a cross-border project led by InfoNile has found.

Egyptian villagers purify their drinking water

Village water purification stations built to reduce waterborne diseases provide an existing solution for communities in Egypt’s Menoufia governorate in the fight against COVID-19.

Restored wetland in Bushenyi, Uganda to support agriculture, fish farming

In Bushenyi, Uganda, a wetland conservation project hopes to restore the natural habitat while pumping water to nearby farmers for cultivation.

WATER FOR CREDIT: How Small Loans are Helping Kenyans Harvest Rainwater, Invest in Sanitation during Pandemic

The WaterCredit financing initiative launched by Water.org has mobilized $244 million in micro-loans to help 3.9 million Kenyans access water and sanitation solutions.

Landslides Surviving Children Champion Tree Planting In Water Scarcity Hit Bunambutye Resettlement Camp

By: Javier Silas Omagor Hundreds of people are grappling with acute scarcity of clean and safe water in Bunambutye landslides