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The Challenges of Financing Sanitation in Nigeria & West Africa towards Achieving the MDGs

Event Date: 
November 17, 2008 - 23:00 - November 19, 2008 - 23:00

A Special INVITATION to all interested in sanitation!

We welcome your participation

For the first time ever, a collection of industry experts, practitioners, and officials will gather in the Port Harcourt, Nigeria to share their ideas, knowledge, research, expertise, strategies, and case studies for achieving sustainability in financing sanitation in the sub-region of West Africa as a means of meeting the 2015 MDG on WSS.

This collaborative forum presents the challenges faced by Nigeria and her sister nations in West Africa in financing sanitation projects and solutions and options that will work for the peculiar systems of the governments of these countries.

This conference will be a worldwide gathering of representatives of political leaders, governments, academic institutions, artisans, educators, health professionals, engineers, corporations, construction professionals, students and others coming together in a unique forum to address issues pertinent to the provision of sanitation facilities to those who need it and best options for financing these projects. Distinguished speakers, who bring a wealth of experience, ideas and expertise, shall be invited. We look forward to a productive and engaging dialogue which we hope will lead to real opportunities to work together in partnership with local and international financing institutions, businesses, NGOs, and governments.

We are excited and proud to invite you to participate in the 2008 Nigerian Water & Sanitation Forum. As our guests, we will provide you with the kind of hospitality that we would afford you if you were guests in our homes. It is an honor to invite you to the city of Port Harcourt; the home of the state capital.

This year’s theme, “The Challenges of Financing Sanitation in Nigeria & West Africa towards the MDGs”, illustrates the importance of financing in achieving the MDG number 7 on halving the number of people without access to safe water supply and basic sanitation by 2015.

We, therefore, are particularly pleased with the content of this conference. We believe that by the end of this gathering participants will have discussed some new ideas and solutions that can contribute to addressing some of the challenges facing Nigeria and West Africa.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and join us for this programme.

International Year of Sanitation 2008 Objectives

The central objective of the International Year of Sanitation is to put the global community on track to achieve the sanitation MDG. Sanitation is the foundation of health, dignity, and development. Increased sanitation access especially for poor people, is fundamental for reaching all the Millennium Development Goals. The International Year of Sanitation aims to:

Increase awareness and commitment from actors at all levels, both inside and outside the sector, on the importance of reaching the sanitation MDG, including health, gender equity, education, sustainable development, economic and environmental issues, via compelling and frank communication, robust monitoring data, and sound evidence.
Mobilize Governments (from national to local) existing alliances, financial institutions, sanitation and service providers, major groups, the private sector and UN Agencies via rapid collaborative agreements on how and who will undertake needed steps now.
Secure real commitments to review, develop and implement effective action to scale up sanitation programmes and strengthen sanitation policies via the assignment of clear responsibilities for getting this done at the national and international levels.
Encourage demand driven, sustainable & traditional solutions, and informed choices by recognizing the importance of working from the bottom up with practitioners and communities.
Secure increased financing to jump start and sustain progress via commitments from national budgets and development partner allocations.
Develop and strengthen institutional and human capacity via recognition at all levels that progress in sanitation toward the MDGs involves interlinked programmes in hygiene, household and school facilities (such as toilets and washing facilities), and the collection, treatment and safe reuse or disposal of wastewater and human excreta. Community mobilization, the recognition of women's key role and stake, along with an appropriate mix of "software" and "hardware" interventions are essential.
Enhance the sustainability and therefore the effectiveness of available sanitation solutions, to enhance health impacts, social and cultural acceptance, technological and institutional appropriateness, and the protection of the environment and natural resources.
Promote and capture learning to enhance the evidence base and knowledge on sanitation which will greatly contribute to the advocacy and increase investments in the sector.

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) is coordinating the International Year of Sanitation, in broad partnership with stakeholders including UN agencies, NGOs, the private sector and academia, to raise awareness and to accelerate progress on sanitation. An action plan has been prepared to outline the contributions and inputs of the United Nations agencies and partners to the International Year of Sanitation. The plan consists of activities both within and outside the UN-system to advance the implementation of sanitation-related decisions.

The action plan includes activities to: Raise awareness, Release new and updated publications, Advocate, Monitor Access and Commitments, Advance Implementation, Strengthen Capacities, and Evaluate Costs and Benefits.

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The International Year of Sanitation 2008 is a theme year set by the UN General Assembly in December 2006 to help put this global crisis at the forefront of the international agenda. The year was officially launched in November 2007 at New York and was launched in Africa at Durban, South Africa in February 2008.

Statistics say more than 2.6 billion people worldwide have no access to basic sanitation and more than 980 million of them are children. More than 1.2 million children die every year due to sanitation-related diseases. Diarrhoeral diseases have been known to be a deadly killer and are the second major death of children under five globally.

The situation is worse in Nigeria and West Africa. It was estimated that between the years 1990-2004 sanitation only improved by 3%. In 2004, statistics showed that about 72 million Nigerians were living without sanitation. The story is no different in other African countries with smaller populations and less affluence. It is obvious that West Africa is way off tract to making the MDGs on Sanitation.

According to a UNICEF spokesman, Michael Bociurkiw, ‘West and Central Africa ranks lowest in the world for access to improved drinking water and sanitation and that is linked, of course, to the region’s under five mortality rate which is the highest in the world’. (The Nigeria diarrhoea prevalence rate is put at 18.8%. Diarrhea is the second largest killer of children in Nigeria.)

The sanitation crisis has become a global reality and is even moreso to us here in Nigeria and West Africa. Over the years, policy makers and all stakeholders have shied away from the topic of sanitation. People have talked about ‘water and sanitation’ as if they were one and the same thing. Meanwhile, water gets all the attention and sanitation is treated as a taboo because of its direct relation to excreta. Neither people nor politicians want to talk about the ‘filthy’ topic. And so, most of the resources go to improved access to safe water supply and miniature finding is made available for improved access to basic sanitation.

Considering the fact that poor sanitation is one major culprit of the contamination of water sources, and the recognition of the fact that most water-related diseases are actually sanitation-related and the fact that health professionals regard sanitation as the most important medical advance in the last 140years- SANITATION should not be a taboo and must be brought before the governments of nations and donor agencies as a very important aspect of life and development.

It was in a bid to tackle this epic crisis that prompted the UN General Assembly to declare the year 2008 as the International Year of Sanitation (IYS). And in support of this move of the UN, the EarthWatch Conference on Water & Sanitation (The Nigerian Water and Sanitation Forum) has chosen as this year’s theme ‘Financing Sanitation in Nigeria & West Africa’.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

The EarthWatch Conference on Water & Sanitation will be returning home this year after three years. This will be the third time the conference is holding in the city of Port Harcourt.

Port Harcourt is the capital of Rivers State, the highest oil and gas producing State in Nigeria. Situated in the heart of the Niger Delta, linking all nine states to each other, this cosmopolitan city used to be known as the ‘Garden City’ but today faces grave sanitation challenges.

The recent spate of violence, kidnapping and hostage-taking has being curtailed by the new government and this high-trend business-driven city is back on track. The city boasts of an International Airport, and a local airport within the Airforce Military Base, five star hotels and others, night clubs and many other attractions. There are two universities within the city, the University of Port Harcourt and the Rivers State University of Science and Technology. The Podium Block of Rivers State Secretariat is the icon of the city, an eighteen storey building; it has the tallest building in the South/South and South/East Geopolitical zones combined. The city has two seaports (F.O.T Onne, Port Harcourt Wharf), two stadiums (Sharks Stadium and Liberation Stadium) and two refineries. Enjoy the pleasures of the Port Harcourt Club, Port Harcourt Polo Club, Port Harcourt Boat Club and the Port Harcourt Golf Club.

The people are accommodating and hospitable with lots of culture and variety of delicacies.

CONFERENCE FOCUS (AN AWAKENING)

Sanitation means different things to different people, but its definition has to include 'the safe management of human excreta; usually by means of a toilet that confines faeces until they are composted and safe, or enables them to be flushed away into a sewer. In its fullest sense, as understood for the IYS, sanitation also includes environmental cleanliness, clean water, handwashing, garbage removal and wastewater disposal (WHO/UNICEF/Joint Monitoring Programme 2006).

Sanitation in its proper context is much more than toilets. Sanitation has being described as a 'system' which includes toilets, collection, transportation, treatment, use and disposal. Sanitation protection can also include options which protect people from the effects of uncontrollable poor sanitation-like drinking water treatment and personal hygiene.

The major challenge of the International Year of Sanitation will be devising ways of ensuring that more than 50% of the 2.6 billion victims gain access to improved sanitation and/or sanitation protection options. The ultimate aim is to save lives, increase productivity and economic benefits, ensure dignity and social development.

The big cog in the wheel for us in Nigeria and West Africa will be FINANCING! Where will the funds to deal with this crisis come from? How will the people be able to access these funds? Are there sanitation and sanitation protection options in the market? What will be the preferred sanitation and sanitation protection options for the people? Can sanitation be affordable to the poor? Can we get our government and donor agencies to pay more attention? Can we get local financing institutions interested in financing sanitation projects? Is there no way that the Nigerian banks (with some of them quoted in the London/New York Stock Exchange) can be involved in the financing of the projects in his sector? These and many more are some of the questions that the EarthWatch Conference on Water and Sanitation 2008 will be focusing on.

The other side of the coin is the seeming indifference and nonchalance of the Nigerian Banks to take on the challenge of providing funding for the improvement of the sector. The market is entirely open for the foreign and international banks. The local banks have the capacity to rollover and do what these other banks are doing so as to create room for local private partners. Sometimes, they could partner with these international banks to provide facility for government in the sanitation sector.

On the other hand, the issue of private partnerships and financing has not been properly synchronized in the country. Can we find a model that will be a 'unique fit' for Nigeria or does every State need its own peculiar model of private partnership?

The aim of the conference is to find answers to these questions and more and hopefully come up with a local Model for Private Partnership and Financing in the Sanitation Sector of the countries of the West African region.

PURPOSE

to expose the challenges of getting financing for sanitation projects
to bring the issue of Sanitation Financing to the forefront of discussions
to ensure financing for sanitation-related projects in Nigeria and West Africa
to encourage and challenge all tiers of government and donor agencies to finance sanitation projects in urban, rural and coastal centres
to promote sound, clear and implementable policies for financing sanitation
to promote a network relationship within the region in tackling the sanitation crisis of the region
to develop bankable reform projects in the sanitation sector
to promote the involvement of the local banks in financing of sanitation reforms of the countries of the region
to provide a forum where Nigerian and their West African brethren can sit down and put their heads together to proffer solutions to their sanitation problems and challenges.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS & SUB-THEMES shall include:

SESSIONS

1. Welcome Cocktail Reception

2. Technical Sessions/Field Trip

3. Product Demonstrations/Discussion Forum

4. Exhibition

5. Closing Dinner

SUB-THEMES

1. Financing & Management Strategies

2. Reform, Institutional Change and Capacity Building

3. Public, Private & People Partnerships

4. Best Practices, Technology & Solutions

5. Legislation, Regulations, Policies & Standards

6. Critical Sanitation Issues

FIELD VISITS: - Visits to Port Harcourt Waterfront Communities to feel firsthand the challenges of coastal sanitation

WELCOME COCKTAIL

This will be a forum to interact and network amongst participants, sponsors, exhibitors and supporting organizations at the conference.

CLOSING DINNER

This will be a light way to roundup the entire programme.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

A detailed programme shall be sent to you shortly.

ABOUT THE EARTHWATCH CONFERENCE ON WATER AND SANITATION

The first EarthWatch Conference on Water and Sanitation was held in the city of Port Harcourt in 2002 with the theme 'Financing Rural Water Supply and Sanitation in Nigeria'. In 2003, Port Harcourt again hosted the conference with its focus on 'Bacteria in Drinking Water: The Public Health Implication”. 2004 took the EarthWatch crew to the city of Ibadan to tackle issues on 'Treatment & Testing Methods in Water Management' with the best of the hothead's in the ancient city. In 2005, the Lagos Airport Hotel opened its doors to the EarthWatch Conference on Water and Sanitation which had been renamed the Nigeria Water and Sanitation Forum after the Ibadan Conference. Lagos played host to professionals who gathered to address the theme 'Water Supply and Urban Sanitation'. And in 2006, there was a powerful gathering of experts from all over the country, UK and Germany and the Nigerian Navy and industry to discuss issues on 'Managing Water and Waste in Nigeria: The Urban Challenge'. The city of Calabar was stirred up with the opportunity to show off its very successful Water Board and other beauties Cross River State is known for. With well over 103 attendees, the conference had its best outing so far.

The proceedings of all the five EarthWatch Conference on Water and Sanitation shall be available in print and in CD. The book shall contain at least 100 papers on water and sanitation best practices in the country and in the world.

CONFERENCE DATE: November18-20, 2008

CONFERENCE LOCATION: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. (Exact venue will be communicated at a later date).

CONFERENCE FEES

International Delegates (Anywhere outside WA) = $ 450.00

Regional Delegates (Anywhere in WA) = $ 250.00

National Delegates (Anywhere in Nigeria) = N15,000.00

Students will be pre-approved for free registration

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Deadline for Early-Bird registration is September 30, 2008.

After November 3, 2008 registrations are only accepted at the Conference.

Deadline for Students Application for free registration is August 29, 2008.

Regional NGOs can apply for a discount.

DELEGATE PROFILE

Government Representatives

United nations Agencies

Intervention Agencies

Financial Institutions (Local & international)

NGOs

Companies/Corporations

Academic

Donor Agencies

Media

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Telephone registrations are NOT accepted. Changes in previously made registrations must be made by email or fax. Deadline for Early-Bird registration is September 30, 2008. After November 3, 2008 registrations are only accepted at the Conference. Deadline for Students Application for free registration is August 29, 2008. Regional NGOs can apply for a discount.

Cancellation Policy

No cancellation or refund will be permitted. Registration is confirmed only when full payment is received.

EXHIBITION

A SHOWCASE OF SANITATION OPTIONS & SOLUTIONS

The Exhibitor will work towards improving sanitation for rural, urban, schools and especially coastal communities, food retail outlets and healthcare facilities. We therefore encourage corporate participants to provide holistic, simple, easy and affordable solutions and technologies which still maintain high quality standards.

A unique feature will be the Product Demonstration session of the Conference where solution-providers shall be able to demonstrate the efficacy of their products to a wide range of potential customers. There will also be an ongoing discussion forum where the public, private and NGO sectors engage to explore new solutions.

Conference exhibits will be located in the Conference Location. Exhibitors will follow the established policies and procedures, which will guide the overall conduct of participants and their obligations during the conference events.

Exhibition Contact:

Mayowa Abiodun mayowa@earthwatchnigeria.org +234 805 513 9316

Exhibition Schedule

Booth Set-Up: Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 7 a.m.–11 a.m.

Exhibition Hours:

Tuesday, November 18 - Thursday, November 20, 2008, 9.00 a.m.–6.45 p.m.

Exhibit Breakdown: Thursday, November 20, 2008, 7.00 p.m. (will be strictly enforced)

Changes shall be communicated to exhibitors two weeks before schedule.

Accompanying Details

• Fees for additional booth attendees are 70% of full fees per person—payable when submitting participants’ name.

• Spouse/Guest—70% of full fee (includes admission to Welcome Cocktail Reception, Field Trip, Closing Dinner, & Lunch)

• All booths must be paid in full by September 30, 2008, or will be released from reservation.

Cancellations

Exhibitors are requested to immediately call the EARTHWATCH OFFICE +234 805 513 9316 or +234 84 754610 or email Mayowa at mayowa@earthwatchnigeria.org if they must cancel their booth reservation.

However, the cancellation is not effective until it has been received in writing from the exhibitor. The following refund policy is in effect.

Cancellation Date Allowable Refund and Fees

On or before August 29, 2008 Full refund will be sent

September 1 – September 15, 2008 Exhibitor will receive a 50% refund

After September 26, 2008 Exhibitor will not receive a refund, unless a replacement is obtained for the space.

Booth Reservation Deadline Dates

June 2, 2008 All spaces available for sale

July 2, 2008 Conference Programme Advertisement Space Reservations Deadline

July 31, 2008 Conference Programme Advertisement Copy Deadline

Payment Terms and Deadlines

July 21, 2008 Priority Space Reservation

August 8, 2008 50% payment due to EARTHWATCH office for Early Bird payment

August 11, 2008 50% payment due to EARTHWATCH office for late registration payment

October 13, 2008 Final payment due to EARTHWATCH office

September 30, 2008 Space unpaid is released

Basic Contracted Exposition Space Includes:

4sqm space in exhibition hall

2 complimentary full conference registrations (for each booth purchased) for admittance to all technical sessions, breaks and other conference materials.

Company name and profile in the Conference Programme

Discounted rates for additional registration

Ongoing promotion on the website

One VIP invitation to welcome cocktail reception/closing dinner

Listing in final conference proceedings

Conference registrant lists provided via e-mail for exhibitors and updated after the conference.

EXHIBITION RATES

N70,000 for Early Bird

N100,000 for late registration

EXHIBITION/VISITOR PROFILE

Take part in the exhibition and reach out to the following industry players and authorities:

Government Organisations

Building & Construction Authorities

Environmental & Public Health Authorities

National/Provincial/Municipal Government Representatives

Policy Makers from various health and environmental ministries

Waste & Management Control Authorities

Commercial Companies and Consultancies

Architectural Firms

Construction Companies

Design Offices – Consultancies

Property Management Firms

Rental Companies

Research Agencies

Oil and gas companies

Manufacturing Companies

Specialists

Builders and Contractors

Building Systems Engineers

Environmental Consultants

Civil Engineers

Environmental Health officers

Medical Doctors

Sociologist

Sanitation/Water Engineers

Decision Makers/Opinion Leaders

Buyers & Purchasers

Equipment and Consumable Manufacturers & Suppliers

Facility Managers

Manufacturers

Property Developers

Suppliers

Community Leaders

Others Industry Players

Associations

Commercial Cleaning Companies

Environmental Institutes and Technical Colleges

Non Government Organizations

Trade Publications

Media

Donor Agencies

WHAT WILL BE ON SHOW

Hygiene, Sanitary Ware & Fittings

Automated Toilet Systems

General supplies – Personal Care Products, Paper Towel / Sanitary Napkins

Peripherals – Hand Dryers, Water Heaters, Faucets

Toilet Flushing Systems

Toilet Bowls

Wash Basins

Vending Machines / Dispensers

Disinfection

Facility Management
Equipment Repair & Maintenance

Inventory Management System

Pipes, Technology, Laying & Repair

Pumps, Valves & Flow Controls

Water Pipes & Drains, Leak Detection

Cleaning & Maintenance

Cleaning Systems

Cleaning Machinery, Equipment & Accessories

Cleaning & Janitorial Equipment, Chemicals & Supplies

Pest Control Equipment, Chemicals & Materials

Professional Cleaning Services

Sanitary Equipment & Hygiene Products

Air Quality Management

Air Conditioning, Heating & Ventilation System

Air-Fresheners

Air Quality Monitoring & Remote Sensing

Insulation

Odour Control Systems

Mobile Toilets

Portable Eco & Self-Cleaning Toilets Manufacturers

Rental Services

Repair & Maintenance Services

Design & Systems

Intelligent Building Systems

Monitor System & Remote Management

Treatment Plants

Interior Design

Space Planning

Sanitation Facility (Toilets) Design

Integrated Security Management Systems

Alarms & Alarm Systems

Electronic Surveillance Equipment & Products

Fire & Gas Detection Equipment

Guard Control & Monitoring

Security & Access Control

Sewerage Management

Plumbing

Septic Tank / Septic Systems

Sewerage Piping & Design

Sewerage Treatment

Sewer Inspection, Cleaning & Maintenance

Waste & Water Treatment

Waste Disposal & Treatment

Waste Recycling & Treatment

Water & Energy Conservation Management

Water Supply & Treatment

Waste Collection, Reuse & Recovery

Other Related Services

Automated Collection System

Education & Training Certification

Energy Saving Technology & Equipment

Engineering Services, Research & Consultancy

Equipment Leasing Companies

Information Systems & Software

Publications

Recycling & Treatment

Technical Consulting & Project Development

Toilet Maps

Waterless Technology

CALL FOR PAPERS

Guidelines and Procedures

Language: English
Paper Layout: Arial of font size 12
Single space for all text materials and two spaces for paragraphs.
All tables, figures and illustrations must be electronically formatted and embedded within the document.

Paper length: Abstract limited to 500 – 1000 words
Document Format: MSWord
Copyright: Paper presenters are responsible to obtain all necessary copyright for the submission.
Submissions: All submissions should be by email.

Please indicate the following information with your submission

Name of Presenter

Organisation

Country

Contact numbers i.e. DID / Fax / Mobile

Email

Title of Abstract in CAPITAL letters

Paper presenters will have to be registered as delegates for the Conference with a 25% discount. Only registered presenters will have their papers included in the Conference Proceedings, provided they are received on time. Please note that the Organisers reserve the right to reproduce your text.

All abstracts should be submitted to Mayowa Peter-Cookey at mayowa@earthwatchnigeria.org , peter@earthwatchnigeria.org no later than the July 21, 2008.

Selected abstracts will receive a separate email confirmation. The author will then be required to submit a full paper not later than the September 5 2008.

Paper Topics

Some possible topics for paper submission under the sub-themes include but not limited to:

SUB-THEME

Financing & Management Strategies

Innovative Financing and Investment Options for Nigerian and best African Banks and bankable opportunities in the sector
Financing & Management Strategies for Sanitation Agencies
Financial Viability/Bankability of Sanitation Agencies

SUB-THEME

Reform, Institutional Change and Capacity Building

Sanitation Sector Reforms
Stakeholders Engagement
Institutional Change
Capacity Building

SUB-THEME

Public, Private & People Partnerships

Cost Recovery/Level of Service
Private Sector Participation
Public Private Partnership
People Partnership
Community Mobilisation for Sanitation

SUB-THEME

Best Practices, Technology & Solutions

Sustainable Wastewater Treatment & Management
Sustainable Urban Waste Management
Sanitation Design, Technology & Application

SUB-THEME

Legislation, Regulations, Policies & Standards

Global Sanitation Policies & Standards
National & State/Province Sanitation Policies & Standards
Legislative & Regulatory Framework on Sanitation

SUB-THEME

Critical Sanitation Issues

Creating a Sustainable Marketplace for Sanitation
Gender Mainstreaming
Marketing Sanitation
Food Sanitation & Safety
Community Sanitation
School Sanitation
Coastal Sanitation
Healthcare Facility Sanitation

Important Dates

July 21, 2008 Submission of abstracts

August 4, 2008 Notification of acceptance of abstracts

September 5, 2008 Speakers must be registered to be included in the Final Programme

September 5, 2008 Submission of full papers

Contact Information

For more information on the call for paper or conference, please contact:

Mayowa Peter-Cookey

+234 805 513 9316, +234 84 754610

mayowa@earthwatchnigeria.org , peter@earthwatchnigeria.org

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

EarthWatch Conference on Water & Sanitation 2008 sponsorship packages offer a variety of opportunities to position your company as a leader in the industry. The various levels of sponsorship represent excellent avenues for wider marketing campaigns and enhanced brand awareness.

Champion Sponsor

YOUR INVESTMENT
N1,800,000 September, 2008

3 complimentary conference registrations, discounted rates for additional registrations at 10% per delegate

4 VIP invitations to welcome cocktail reception/closing dinner

1 Complimentary Suite for 3-nights at a reputable-Hotel from 18-22 November 2008

Full page advertisement and listing in conference programme (Artwork provided by Sponsor)

Acknowledgement as “Sponsor” (with company logo) on the EarthWatch Conference on Water and Sanitation 2008 marketing collaterals, conference proceedings, conference programme, conference backdrop & banners and relevant signages onsite

Conference/exhibition registrant lists provided via e-mail and updated after the conference.

Hyperlink to your company’s website on event website

Pre- and Post-event e-mail blasts to delegates / visitors database

Platinum Sponsor

YOUR INVESTMENT
N1,500,000 September, 2008

3 complimentary conference registrations, discounted rates for additional registrations at 10% per delegate

3 VIP invitations to welcome cocktail reception/closing dinner

1 Complimentary Suite for 3-nights at reputable-Hotel from 18-22 November 2008

Half Page advertisement and listing in conference programme (Artwork provided by Sponsor)

Acknowledgement as “Sponsor” (with company logo) on the EarthWatch Conference on Water and Sanitation 2008 marketing collaterals, conference proceedings, conference programme, conference backdrop & banners and relevant signages onsite

Conference/exhibition registrant lists provided via e-mail and updated after the conference.

Hyperlink to your company’s website on event website.

Gold Sponsor

YOUR INVESTMENT
N1,000,000 September, 2008

2 complimentary conference registrations, discounted rates for additional registrations at 5% per delegate

2 VIP invitations to welcome cocktail reception/closing dinner

1 Complimentary Suite for 3-nights at reputable-Hotel from 18-22 November 2008

Quarter Page advertisement and listing in conference programme (Artwork provided by Sponsor)

Conference/exhibition registrant lists provided via e-mail and updated after the conference.

Hyperlink to your company’s website on event website

Silver Sponsor

YOUR INVESTMENT
N500,000 September, 2008

2 complimentary conference registrations, discounted rates for additional registrations at 5% per delegate

2 VIP invitations to welcome cocktail reception/closing dinner

One-eighth Page advertisement and listing in conference programme (Artwork provided by Sponsor)

Conference/exhibition registrant lists provided via e-mail and updated after the conference.

Bronze Sponsor

YOUR INVESTMENT
N250,000 September, 2008

2 complimentary conference registrations, discounted rates for additional registrations at 5% per delegate

1 VIP invitation to welcome cocktail reception/closing dinner

Listing in conference programme (Artwork provided by Sponsor)

Conference/exhibition registrant lists provided via e-mail and updated after the conference.

Plain Sponsor

YOUR INVESTMENT
N150,000 September, 2008

1complimentary conference registrations, discounted rates for additional registrations at 5% per delegate

1 VIP invitation to welcome cocktail reception/closing dinner

Listing in conference programme (Artwork provided by Sponsor)

S P O N S O R S H I P R E G I S T R AT I O N F O R M

Please select your Sponsorship Level and then complete the form

below. Follow-up information and a contract will be provided by

EARTHWATCH’s Executive Director.

Company Name ________________________________________________

Company Contact_______________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________

City/State ___________________________________________________

ZIP/Postal Code _______________________________

Country ______________________________________

Telephone _____________________________________________________

Fax ___________________________________________________________

Email Address__________________________________________________

Signature ______________________________________________________

Please return this form to

EARTHWATCH CONFERENCE ON WATER & SANITATION (the Nigerian Water & Sanitation Forum),

EarthWatch Office, Labake Hotels Ltd,

#3 Odu Street Rumuodaolu, Off Rumuola Junction,

Off PH/Aba Expressway,

PMB 5940, Central Post Office,

Port Harcourt, Rivers State,

+234 84 754610, +234 805 513 9316,

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