GNA Chief Reporter wins SIWI Journalist Grant


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Tamale, Aug. 19, GNA – Mr Albert Futukpor, a
Chief Reporter at the Northern Regional Office of the Ghana News Agency (GNA),
has won the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Journalist Grant
2019 in recognition of his reportage on issues of water, sanitation and

A publication by SIWI, announcing its 2019
grantees, said Mr Futukpor and three other journalists from Ethiopia, Uganda
and India were selected from more than 200 applicants.

Mr Futukpor, therefore, has become the first
Ghanaian journalist to win the SIWI Journalist Grant since its introduction in

As part of the Grant he will travel to
Stockholm, Sweden to report on the World Water Week (WWW), the annual focal
point for global water issues, from August 25 to 30, this year.

The SIWI Grant offers journalists from low
to middle income countries the opportunity to report on the WWW, where world
leaders, policy makers, and academics meet representatives from the private
sector and civil society to discuss some of the world’s most urgent issues.

“Water for Society: Including All” is the
theme for this year’s WWW, which will focus not only on issues pertaining to
water but also how to collectively achieve the overall 2030 Agenda.

The Week, the 29th in the series, would be
attended by about 3,000 renowned water experts and international
decision-makers from 130 countries to discuss issues of access to potable


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