On March 18, 2021, in Accra, IRC Ghana Country Director, Vida Duti joined hands with the Chief Executive of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Worlanyo Siabi to celebrate the count down to the 2021 World Water Day (WWD) on Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) WASH Hour, a television magazine program dedicated solely for advocacy on emerging issues in the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector geared towards achieving national WASH targets.
On April 23, 2020, in Kenyasi, IRC Ghana in collaboration with the Asutifi North District Assembly with the support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation launched the Asutifi North Ahonidie Mpontuo (ANAM) Small Grant Call on the District Learning Alliance Platform. The two-fold session entailed an overview of the call, the equity and inclusion highlights and the launch of the call by the District Chief Executive.
The 31st edition of the Mole Conference series organized by the Coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) opened in Teiman-Abokobi in the Ga East Municipality of Greater Accra.
IRC Ghana has been providing post-construction support to Akatsi North and South Districts in the Volta Region of Ghana as part of the district system strengthening efforts. This intervention is a move towards professionalising the work of area mechanics and equipping them with the necessary skills to perform their tasks more effectively for improved water service delivery.
A year’s Integrated Hygiene Behaviour Change Campaign aimed at ensuring safety at market places and ‘fighting’ stigmatization against COVID-19 survivors through mass media has been outdoored in Accra on Thursday.
Good hygiene practices and the observation of safety protocols remain some of the most effective ways to prevent COVID-19 infections. In recognition of this, the Mastercard Foundation and WaterAid Ghana (WAG) have announced the launch of a campaign to promote good hygiene in public places, including markets and bus terminals in several districts in the country
Ghana's development aspirations are aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 6, which ensures the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, is a challenge since in 2017 19% of the population did not yet have access to at least a basic level of water services and only 36% were using safely managed water accessible on the premises. Almost one in five (18%) of the population was still practising open defecation. Service sustainability has been further challenged by the large number of non-functional water systems.
The big climate change summit was due to be held in Glasgow, Scotland later this year but then COVID-19 came along, the conference centre was converted into a field hospital and the meeting was postponed. We will have to wait until November 2021 for the global community to make progress and agree on solutions to the climate crisis through that platform. But while we have to wait another year for stronger multi-lateral action, there are, as we discussed in our last Amplify, parallels in tackling COVID-19 and climate change and lessons to learn. All the current pain, stress and extra work in tackling COVID-19 may yet serve us well in adapting to the even bigger threat that is climate change.
National Development Planning Commission - NDPC in collaboration with IRC and partners is disseminating the findings and is further engaging relevant stakeholders on the stories starting with the launch of the Good Practice for WASH in Ghana booklet