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Stakeholders meet to find lasting solutions to environmental degradation

Stakeholders from the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions have met in Bolgatanga to brainstorm and find lasting solutions to environmental degradation in the three northern regions.

10th NLLAP WASH sector financing and tariff setting are mutually dependent

The Tenth NLLAP took place on Thursday August 26, 2010 under the chairmanship of Nii Okai Kotei, Director of Water at the Public Utility Regulatory Committee at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra. The meeting was on the theme, “WASH Sector Financing and Tariff Setting in Ghana”. The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) presented its tariff setting procedure.

Accra dwellers consider toilet and sanitation to be their highest priority: Damning World Bank-sponsored survey report reveals

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly AMA says it will not be distracted in its strife to provide quality service to residents of Accra despite a World Bank-sponsored survey which made damning findings about the assembly.

12 NLLAP. Highlights of the revised Environmental Sanitation Policy and the strategic Action plans.

The twelveth National learning alliance platform took palce at the Coconut Groove Regency Hotel, Accra. On the theme "Highlights on the revised Sanitation policy and the strategic action plans." The Ministry of local government and rural development, Directorate of Environmental Health led the discussion side by side with the Community Water and Sanitation Agency.

The launch of the revised Environmental Sanitation, decentralized, Sanitation week 2010.

The Vice President Mr. John Dramani Mahama launched the two long awaited policies, the revised Environmental sanitation Policy and the decentralized policy. Hand in hand with the  respective  National strategic Action plans. This event was held at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), Accra n Tuesday, November 30..

Community Water Sanitation Agency (CWSA) strategy for Hygiene and sanitation delivery.

Community Water Sanitation Agency is mandated to facilitate delivery rural water and water- related sanitation services to the rural communities and small towns. Through resource mobilization, capacity building, standards setting and quality assurance with active participation of all stakeholder.

TPP screens consultants for pilot implementation

The Tripartite Partnership (TPP) Project screened and recruited capable consultants for the Ashaiman, Mankessim and Huni Valley pilot project implementation process. The project implementation process required the recruitment of consultants to support the 3 TPP Pilot Projects.

TPP embarks on toolkit development processes

The Tripartite Partnership (TPP) Project has embarked on a toolkit development process under the guidance and supervision of a Dutch Consultant, Ms Manon Dohmen since May 2010. The process of working under her guidance the Knowledge and Skills Development Expert, Ms Dohmen to develop the toolkit intensified as the set deadline for its finalisation draws closer.

TPP releases a range of Information Products

The Tripartite Partnership (TPP) Project continues to develop a range of information products in line with its objectives to address the weak capacity of the Sector to provide sustained pro-poor WASH services through the identification and demonstration of innovative approaches in selected pilot areas involving tripartite partnerships of NGOs, public and private sectors.

TPP releases a range of Information Products

The Tripartite Partnership (TPP) Project continues to develop a range of information products in line with its objectives to address the weak capacity of the Sector to provide sustained pro-poor WASH services through the identification and demonstration of innovative approaches in selected pilot areas involving tripartite partnerships of NGOs, public and private sectors.

The 3rd African Water Week takes place Addis Ababa

The 3rd African Water Week took place from November, 22 to 26, 2010 at the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa. The theme for this year's conference was "Implementing the African Water Vision and Meeting the MDG Targets: Challenges and Opportunities in Water and Sanitation".

Ghana celebrates the World Toilet Day-19th November

The 2010 World Toilet Day National celebration in Ghana was held in Kumasi. Among other activities, awards were presented to 20 communities as recognition for achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF).

Highlights on the revised environmental Sanitation policy.

The highlights on the revised Environmental Sanitation policy (ESP) and the strategic Action Plans shall be discussed at the National Learning Alliance Platform. The discussions will be lead by the Ministry of Water Resource, Works and Housing and the Community Water and Sanitation Agency.

11th NLLAP (Sustainability of rural water supply)

The eleventh National Leavel Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP) took place on the 11th Novermber 2010 at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel. On the theme "Sustainability of rural water services: looking back to inform our way forward". The Triple-s team lead the discussion in which sustainability indicators were presented for validation. 

National Learning Platform discusses sustainability of rural water services

The 11th National Learning Alliance Platform (NLAP) hosted the Triple-S project at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra on November 11, 2010. The project shared the initial findings on sustainability of rural water services; what works and what needs to done to achieve the minimum level of sustainability of water system.  Six sustainability indicators were proposed for discussion/validation by the national learning forum.

Ministry launches Environmental Sanitation Policy

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology will the Launch of Environmental Sanitation Policy and 2010 Sanitation Week on Tuesday 30th Novermber, 2010. At the Institute  of local Government studies auditorium. The policy will be launched by H.E The Vice president. John Dramani Mahama

9th NLLAP ( Communities and Schools: lessons from India)

The ninth National level learning Alliance platform (9 NLLAP) took place on Thursday July 29, 2010 on the theme "Water Supply and Sanitation in communities and schools; Lessons from India'' A team of four UNICEF colleleagues shared experiences learnt from India. On this page you access WASH reflections and the presentations.

MWRWH launches RCN Steering Committee in Accra

Honourable Alban Bagbin, the Minister of Water Resources Works and Housing (MWRWH) formally launched the RCN Steering Committee in Accra at the Golden Tulip Hotel on 25th June, 2010. Performing the launch on behalf of the Minister, Mr. Minta Aboagye the Director of Water, MWRWH said that the Minister would have loved to be around himself. Adding that, “The Ministry is geared up for supporting initiatives in the sector.

Interrogating the whereabouts of drainage master plans

Environmental sanitation is among the powerful drivers of human development as it affects quality of life; it can improve health and wealth. It cuts across all sectors of the economy including those that concern health, environmental protection, improvement of human settlements and services, tourism, and general economic productivity.

CSO networking can enhance WASH sector capacity

A major recommendation made at Mole XXI was that a climate change thematic network within the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector should be established.

Mole confab recommends promotion of rainwater harvesting

Climate change, which has been described as the most defining human development issue of today’s generation,  was the focus of the 21st Mole Conference (Mole XXI) which came off in Accra from 20th to 23rd July, 2010. The conference was on the theme: Global Climate Change: A Challenge for the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Sector in Ghana.

Mainstreaming climate change into development planning

The need to mainstream climate change into development planning is particularly underscored by the fact that Ghana is already experiencing the adverse impacts of climate change. Recurrent drought, flood and climate induced diseases such as malaria and cerebrospinal meningitis in most parts of the country and the associated loss of property and lives can be ascribed to climate change. Relief and rehabilitation efforts have become a constant major drain on Ghana’s development drive.

Guinea worm eradication: Ghana almost there

Ghana may break Guinea Worm Disease (Dracunculiasis) transmission at the close of this year. Should that happen the nation can begin the mandatory three-year pre-Certification activities required for final certification of eradication of guinea worm.

The impact of climate change on water quality

“Water, in its various occurrences, management and uses, is an essential component of human development and is a crosscutting factor in current development priorities driving Ghana’s goal of achieving sustainable development” – Ghana National Water Policy, 2007 (p.6). The availability of this indispensable resource, however, now depends heavily on climate change. In fact, experts predict that by the Year 2100 there would be increased water availability in moist tropics and high latitudes, with decreasing water availability and increasing drought in mid-latitudes and semi-arid low latitudes.

Sector Learning session focuses on sustainability

There is indication that the Sustainable Services at Scale (or Triple-S) project will continue to have the full support of stakeholders in the WASH sector following overwhelming acknowledgement by participants at the sector learning session of 21st Mole Conference (Mole XXI) that the sustainability of facilities and services is paramount.

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