Strengthening information and knowledge management within the water and sanitation sector in Ghana.



Focus more on long-term sustainable WASH service delivery – Water Minister

 

Ghana’s Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing has urged stakeholders in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector to focus more on long-term sustainable service approach than the one-off project-based method.

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Stakeholders unanimous on sustainable infrastructure for Ghana’s WASH sector

ACCRA, Feb. 12-- Stakeholders on Ghana’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector have stressed the need to focus on a more sustainable service approach that will last for generations.

 

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NGOs asked to be more in sync with each other

ACCRA - November 06 at the Mole Conference

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) participating in the 25th edition of the Mole Conference series have been urged to work more together than in isolation in the WASH sector.

The call was made by Ms Veronica Ayi-Bonte of IRC Ghana, during a presentation on the evaluation of leaning work by IRC at the Mole Conference on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

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Unavailability of data on NGO operations sad!

Accra - November 05 at Mole Conference

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Julius Debrah, has described as sad, the lack of data on the operations of non-governmental organisations (NGOS) in Ghana.

He has therefore urged NGOs operating in the country, to develop implementable strategies to address that gap.

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Mole series set to celebrate twenty-five years of WASH sector engagement

The Twenty-firth edition of the Mole Conference series is slated for November 4-8, 2014 at Ramada Hotel (former Coco Beach), Nugua, Accra - Ghana on the theme, ''Mole Conference Series@25: Reflection to define the future".

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Two districts establish Learning Alliance Platforms on Basic Sanitation

The Tatale and Kpandai Districts in the Northern Region have established Learning Alliance Platforms (DLLAPs) to promote knowledge management in basic sanitation. The establishment of these DLLAPs was facilitated by the RCN through the Sanitation Knowledge Management Initiative (SKMI).

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Government shares CLTS updates with stakeholders

The Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate of the Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing (EHSD-MLGRD) shared updates of the community-led total sanitation (CLTS) at the National Level Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP) meeting, which took place o Friday, 26th September, 2014 at the Erata Hotel in Accra.

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Learning platform discusses sanitation crises in Accra

The August edition of the National Level Learning Alliance Platform discussed a 3 year multi-disciplinary study on sanitation conducted in Accra. The 45th edition of the monthly learning and sharing session took place on Tuesday, 26th August, 2014 at the Coconut Grove Hotel in Accra on the theme, “The Sanitation Crisis in Accra – The Evidence and Investment Options in Low Income Urban Communities”. This platform hosted the SaniPath project team of experts who shared the study findings and launched the SaniPath Rapid Assessment tool developed over the period. 

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Up-scaling WASH through Endogenous Development

The time has come to for serious consideration to be given to a development process that respects and utilizes traditional Ghanaian culture, the wisdom of elders and indigenous resources. This was one of the key issues that came up at the national level learning alliance platform meeting in Accra after WaterAid Ghana (WAG) and the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD) shared the Endogenous Development (ED) approach.

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No funds for Community Service Committees - PURC

Although the Act that established the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), enjoins it to establish Community Service Committees (CSCs) across the country, only three have been established to date. The three are in Wa, Obuasi and Takoradi. The committees are intended to assist community members as well as the commission, in having issues regarding service provision by utility providers addressed efficiently and quickly.

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