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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.

Meeting the MDG targets on Watsan: The role of the SWA compact

Year 2010 is the tenth year since world leaders, gathering under the banner of the United Nations, adopted the millennium declarations at the turn of the century. The declarations were hinged on eight major commitments tagged as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were to serve as the fulcrum for development interventions that would lift the world’s poorest out of their misery.

Mole 21 takes place in Accra

The Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Dr. Hanna Louisa Bisiw opened the Mole XXI Conference with a call on participants to make tangible recommendations to inform government on its policies on climate change in Ghana.

WASH Sector Engagements and Documentation in Ghana

The WASH sector in Ghana is making steady progress in sector engagements and documentation geared towards attaining improved service delivery even after 2015 (MDG deadline).

TPP Project presents findings on management models at 8th National Level Learning Alliance meeting

The eighth National Level Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP) took place on Wednesday 30 June, 2010. The theme of this meeting was “ Management models for small towns and urban water supply in Ghana”. The TPP project presented findings from mapping and case studies that have been undertaken within the framework of the project, describing and assessing urban and small town water management models.The link below gives access to presentations and the communique from this meeting.

DLLAP: Mankessim

Mfansiman District Level Learning Alliance Platform was launched in Mankessim, Central Region in May 2010. On this page you can find presentations, brochures and discussion of the platform. The platform is supposed to meet monthly.

DLLAP: Huni Valley

Huni Valley District Level Learning Alliance Platform was launched in May 2010. 

DLLAP: Ashaiman

Ashaiman District Level Learning Alliance Platform was launched in May 2010. On this page you can find presentations, brochures and discussion of the platform. The platform is supposed to meet monthly.

8th NLLAP (Management models for Water supply in Ghana)

The 8th National Level Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP) took place the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra on June 30, 2010 on the theme Management Models for Peri Urban and Small Towns Water Supply in Ghana. The Tripartite Partnership (TPP) Project shared their findings with the wider sector stakeholders. Attached are the presentations that were made.

8th NLLAP (Management models for Water supply in Ghana)

The 8th National Level Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP) took place the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra on June 30, 2010 on the theme Management Models for Peri Urban and Small Towns Water Supply in Ghana. The Tripartite Partnership (TPP) Project shared their findings with the wider sector stakeholders. Attached are the presentations that were made.

7th NLLAP (Sanitation Bazaar: National Sanitation Policy vs MDGs )

The 7th National Level Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP) took place the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra on June 4, 2010 on the theme Sanitation Bazaar: National Sanitation Policy vs MDGs.

Jackie Appiah and IWAN join cause to fight for clean water for all

Leading screen actress Jackie Appiah, and dancehall artiste IWAN, have joined international football superstars Didier Drogba, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Stephen Appiah and many others across the globe to endorse WASH United.

TPP to launch Local Level Learning Alliance Platform (LLLAP)

Mr. Eugene Larbi, the TPP project team leader has revealed that the local level learning alliance platforms will be established soon in the three pilot areas.

The 1.979million Euro pilot project facility: the first AWF approval for Ghana

The Euro 1.979million African Water Facility (AWF) /Tripartite Partnership (TPP) pilot initiative is the first AWF approval for Ghana since the beginning of its operations in 2006. The facility has since its establishment approved 61 projects for other African countries involving a total Grant amount of Euro70 million. The start of the TPP pilot projects will mark the start of another important project in the urban WASH sector after the ongoing Accra Sewerage Improvement Project funded by the African Development Bank (ADB). The Resident Representative of the African Development Bank (ADB) Group, Mr Alieu Jeng made this revelation when he addressed the launch of the AWF/TPP pilot project in Accra.

Water Directorate launches 1.97m Euro pilot initiative in Accra

Mr. Minta Aboagye, the Director of Water at the Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing (MWRWH) officially launched the 1.97m Euro African Water Facility pilot initiative for Ashaiman, Huni Valley, and Mankessim at the WASH House in Dzorwulu, Accra on February 23, 2010. This was under the theme, Improved Sanitation and Water supply to the urban poor in Ghana through Tripartite Partnerships.

5th NLLAP (The context Analysis of the WASH sector in Ghana)

The fifth National Level Learning Alliance platform (NLLAP) took place on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th April 2010  on the theme, “ The Context Analysis of the WASH Sector in Ghana .

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