The Resource Centre Network (RCN) is an institutional partnership that promotes Knowledge Management (KM) services within the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in Ghana.

Empowerment in WASH Index: A tool for ensuring Inclusive and Sustainable WASH Services

The Resource Centre Network (RCN), in collaboration with MSWR and IRC Ghana, invite you to the National Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP) on Thursday April 11, 2019 at the Coconut Grove Hotel (09:00-13:00) on the above theme. Empowerment in WASH Index (EWI) - A tool for measuring empowerment in the WASH sector, capturing multiple dimensions of empowerment - thereby ensuring inclusive and sustainable WASH services has been developed. The Queen’s University, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and IRC will lead the discussion under the DfID-funded REACH Empowerment in WASH Project.

Government Calls For Private Sector Investment In WASH

The Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has indicated government’s preparedness to partner with private investors in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector to turn the current seemingly helpless sanitation situation into viable job creation opportunities for the youth. 

President Akufo-Addo Inaugurates Inter-Ministerial SDGs Implementation Committee

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 7th September, 2017, inaugurated a 15-member Inter-Ministerial Committee for the implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

RESEARCH CALL:International comparative study of models for Ghana’s proposed National Sanitation Authority (NSA), and associated support to the Government of Ghana’s decision-making around design of the NSA

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) is seeking the services of Consultant(s), Individual Researchers and Research Institutions to undertake an international comparative study of models for Ghana’s proposed National Sanitation Authority (NSA), and associated support to the Government of Ghana’s decision-making around design of the NSA.

GH¢485 Million Needed To End Open Defecation

The government need to mobilise GH¢485 million to finance about 970,559 households who require some form of financing to own household latrines.This is based on the assumption that a basic improved latrine will cost GH¢500 per household. Research by a Ghanaian consulting firm, CDC Consult and presented at the National Basic Sanitation Forum in July indicated that 1.21 million households, forming 19.3 per cent of households in Ghana were without toilets.

Global Communities Invents Plastic Slab Latrine To Replace Wooden And Cement Slabs

Global Communities, an International Non-Governmental Organisation in collaboration with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources and Duraplast Ghana, a plastic manufacturing company in Ghana has developed a plastic slab latrine they have christened “Digni Loo” to replace non-resilient wooden and unaffordable cement slaps currently being used in the construction of household latrines in most rural areas in Ghana.

UNICEF Advocates For Information Sharing And Learning To Accelerate Rural Sanitation In Ghana

The UNICEF Ghana Chief of WASH, Mr. David Duncan has advised WASH sector partners to share more information on WASH programme implementation in the rural areas which were yielding results in order to accelerate the process of scaling up Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) across the country.

WASH Digest

Welcome to the first Ghana WASH Digest! This is a periodical that seeks to highlight topical sector issues in order to influence dialogue and sector thinking. This maiden edition seeks to outdoor the digest with a snap shot of the Ghana WASH sector and aspects of information shared on sector learning platforms over the 2017 period. The second (September) and third (December) editions will respectively focus on, (i) the changing financing landscape and the role of local government for citywide sanitation service delivery; and (ii) professionalizing small town water management systems for sustainable service delivery in Ghana.

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