Learning Initiatives

Find here an overview of learning projects in the Ghana WASH sector. To have your project or programme included, please contact the RCN Secretariat.


The SWITCH project is an action research project on Integrated Urban Water Management. The overall goal of the SWITCH project it to catalyse change towards more sustainable urban water management in the “City of the Future”. Activities are taking place in 9 demonstration cities, of which Accra is one. Find here the link to the SWITCH Accra website.



Tripartite partnership (TPP) project is a three-year collaborative approach involving Ghanaian and Dutch partners that aims at developing innovative management models for delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services to the urban poor in Ghana.

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Mole series

Mole Conference is longest running and one of the biggest Multi-Stakeholder annual platforms in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in Ghana. The Platform, named after the venue of the maiden edition, Mole in the Northern Region of Ghana, is organised by the Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) and brings together sector practitioners from NGOs, Government, Private Operators, Networks, CBOs, CSOs, etc. to dialogue, learn and share information on specific themes that affect the sector. The presentations and communiques of the recent series are available here.

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WASHCost Ghana

WASHCost researches the life-cycle costs of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in rural and peri-urban areas in four countries. The rationale is that WASH governance will improve at all levels, as decision makers and stakeholders analyse the costs of sustainable, equitable and efficient services and put their knowledge to use. Ghana is one of the African countries where the WASHCost project is taking place.

WASHCost Ghana


National Environmental sanitation conference. Is the first and biggest annual platform for sharing at National level, issues of Enviornmental Sanitation. It brings together MMDAs,local and International NGOs, Donor community, scholars, researhers, development partners.

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WASHTech Ghana

WASHTech is a consortium research project comprising national and international NGOs, academic institutes and training centers in Africa
and Europe.the basic aim of the project is to research and provide a working framework and guidelines for assessing appropriate technologies in selected countries.WASHTech is present in Ghana and is coordinated by TREND Group. The three institutions spear heading  the project in Ghana are

Training, Research and Networking for Development (TREND)/ Resource Centre Network (RCN) Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

WaterAid Ghana.

European partners include:

IRC international Water and Sanitation Centre (Netherlands)

Cranfeild University (United Kingdom)

Skat Foundation (Switzerland)

WaterAid (United Kingdom)

Contact Details

WASHTech Ghana

c/o TREND,H/NO C218/14 Wama Close Dzorwulu

P.O BOX CT6135 Cantoments Accra

Tel:(233-302) 769552

website :www.washtechafrica.wordpress.com


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The WA-WASH program resorts under the Global Water for Sustainability (GLOWS) program, which is a consortium financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) working to increase social, economic, and environmental benefits to people of the developing world. GLOWS works on-the-ground to implement water supply, sanitation, and hygiene services, improve water management practices, and build local capacity.

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