Learning Initiatives

Learning Initiatives

An overview of learning projects in the Ghana WASH sector. To have your project or programme included, please contact us here

National Basic Sanitation Stocktaking Forum (STF)

The National CLTS Stock Taking Forum (STF) series is one biggest annual platforms in the WASH sector in Ghana for the Private sector, Academia/research Institutions, Development Partners, MMDAs and Central Government actors to deliberate on Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) The platform has over the years have discussed issues on basic sanitation concerns in both rural and urban sanitation programmes. The presentations and outcomes of the recent series are available in this folder.

Mole Conference Series

Mole Conference is  one of the longest running and 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 communiqués of the recent series are available in this folder.

Participants of the Mole Conference

Ghana Water Forum

This folder contains presentations and proceedings of previous Ghana Water Forum events.

Tripartite Partnership Project

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.


The USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene program (USAID-WA-WASH) was carried out between 2011 and 2015 with the overall goal of increasing sustainable access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in Burkina Faso, Niger and Ghana. The initiative was funded by USAID and coordinated by Florida International University (FIU) - leader of the Global Water for Sustainability (GLOWS) consortium. Partners included: Winrock International, WaterAid, CARE, the International Water Association (IWA), RAIN, the UNESCO-IHE, IRC, RWSN/SKAT, and Building Partnerships for Development (BPD). GLOWS works on-the-ground to implement water supply, sanitation, and hygiene services, improve water management practices, and build local capacity. Find more information on the IRC website.

Triple-S Ghana

Triple-S (Sustainable Services at Scale) was a six-year, multi-country learning initiative to improve water supply for the rural poor. The initiative was operating in Ghana and Uganda from 2009 - 2014. Lessons learned from work in countries feed up to the international level where Triple-S was promoting a re-appraisal of how development assistance to the rural water supply sector is designed and implemented.

WASHTech Ghana

WASHTech aimed to strengthen sector capacity to make effective investment in new and innovative WASH technologies, through research and development of a framework which assesses their applicability and potential sustainability risks. IRC led the consortium of national and international research partners. The WASHTech project was funded by the EC FP7- Africa research programme and took place in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Uganda from 2011 to 2013. The three institutions spearheading the project in Ghana were: TREND/ RCN Ghana, KNUST, and WaterAid Ghana.

The project tools: Technology Applicability Framework - TAF, Guidance on the Technology Introduction Process - TIP, and other project outputs are freely available to sector players through the washtechnologies website, hosted by RWSN.


The WASHCost project (2008-2013) set out to fill a glaring gap in information about the costs of water, sanitation and hygiene services in rural and peri-urban areas not served by utilities and about the spending needed to ensure that they survive in the long term. It was born in reaction to the poverty of data that threatened the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals for water and sanitation. WASHCost teams in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mozambique and Andhra Pradesh (India) collected and analysed cost and service level information for water, sanitation and hygiene in rural and peri-urban areas, applying the life-cycle costs approach. The life-cycle costs approach examines the complex relationships between expenditure, service delivery, poverty, effectiveness and sustainability.