Access to safe water highlighted by House of Lords

25 November 2016

Access to safe water highlighted by House of Lords

Mubiana Majekodunmi, Professor Jafry, and Baroness Howells

PhD Student Mubiana Majekodunmi and Glasgow Caledonian University’s (GCU) Professor Tahseen Jafry, Director of the Centre for Climate Justice, attended a reception at the House of Lords on access to safe water.

Mubiana, who is studying for a PhD in Climate Justice at GCU, was invited by The Lord Speaker Lord Fowler.

Baroness Howells opened the event and welcomed Mubiana in a celebration of the work of Village Water, an NGO in Zambia, which strives to provide safe water and transform the lives of people living in rural Zambia. Lord Fowler remarked on the wonderful work being done there.

Professor Jafry said: “We are absolutely delighted to have Mubiana join the cohort of climate justice PhD students. He is passionate about the work that he does and will be an invaluable resource for the Centre.”

Mubiana met Professor Jafry through the Water for ALL project, which led him to GCU to pursue his PhD.

Water for ALL, funded by the Scottish Government, was set up to improve access to water among the poorest and most vulnerable groups in Malawi and Zambia. The project helped to build sustainable capacity in achieving equity and entitlement in accessing water. Professor Jafry led the project, working with the Centre for Social Research at the University of Malawi and the University of Lusaka.

The House of Lords event was attended by representatives of the House, MPs, and Trustees of Village Water.