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From Transparency International: Marching against corruption in the water sector in Brazil – day three

Marching against corruption in the water sector in Brazil – Day threeThis is re-posted from Transparency International’s blog. We’ll be following and re-posting their series on the anti-corruption march currently taking place in Brazil.

This post is authored by Lirian Pádua, a Journalism graduate who works as a reporter, editor, and photographer and is volunteering for the NGO Batra (Bauru Transparente), a member of Amarribo Brasil’s network.

Between the towns of Caracol and Jurema, in the small neighbourhood of Pitombeiras we saw just what a difference water can make and the damaging effects of what we call the drought industry. This was day three of our march against corruption in the dry, heartland of Brazil’s north eastern state of Piaui.

Thiago says he doesn’t lack water on his property

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From Transparency International: Marching against corruption in the water sector in Brazil – day two

Marching against corruption in the water sector in Brazil – Day twoThis is re-posted from Transparency International’s blog. We’ll be following and re-posting their series on the anti-corruption march currently taking place in Brazil. 

“This post is authored by Lirian Pádua, a Journalism graduate who works as a reporter, editor, and photographer and is volunteering for the NGO Batra (Bauru Transparente), a member of Amarribo Brasil’s network.

Marchers led into Cajueiro.

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From Transparency International: Marching against corruption in the water sector in Brazil – day one

Marching against corruption in the water sector in Brazil – Day oneThis is re-posted from Transparency International’s blog. We’ll be following and re-posting their series on the anti-corruption march currently taking place in Brazil. 

This post is authored by Lirian Pádua, a Journalism graduate who works as a reporter, editor, and photographer and is volunteering for the NGO Batra (Bauru Transparente), a member of Amarribo Brasil’s network.

About 25 volunteers from a number of different organisations gathered today in Guaribas, a town of 4,800 in the arid bushland in the south of Piauí, 700 kilometres from the state capital Teresina. We picked Guaribas because it has one of the lowest human development scores in the state and is famous for being the place where former president Lula Inacio de Silva launched the Zero Hunger (Fome Zero) campaign in 2003.

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Accountability, human right to water and health in Costa Rica: a community water supply board perspective

The Centro de Derecho Ambiental y de los Recursos Naturales (CEDARENA) has prepared a video with interviews from rural Costa Rica, where agrochemical pollution and State’s failure to comply and implement its legal and regulatory frameworks have a negative impact on the lives of rural communities. How citizens can hold the state and third parties accountable when accountability mechanisms exist but are ineffective? What are the consequences of institutional mistrust and why it is important to factor them in? How can media inform and mobilise citizens and institutions?

 

El gran desafío para Marcala: una gestión pública transparente y eficiente

Escrito por Eleonora Simeone. Eleonora Simeone es Coordinadora del proyecto de ACRA “Una Red de Agua para Marcala” en Honduras.

En junio del 2012 ACRA y WIN en colaboración con la Municipalidad de una ciudad de 16.000 habitantes de la frontera occidental de Honduras, Marcala, decidimos aplicar el AWIS[1]a nivel municipal: se trató de una experiencia piloto, ya que fue la primera vez en Latino América que esta metodología fue aplicada a nivel local.

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