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 range of information materials developed so far include the following:
i) Sector review papers: Mechanisms to Ensure Pro Poor Water Service Delivery in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas; and Global Best Practise in the Management of Small Town Water Supplies
ii) Institutional Mapping of Water and Sanitation Services in Small Towns and Peri-Urban Areas in Ghana
iii) Case Studies on Management Models in the Urban and Small Town Water Sector in Ghana: a) Direct Water and Sanitation Development Board (WSDB) Management without Watsans: The Cases of Small Town Water Supply in Asesewa and Asiakwa in Eastern Region; b) Direct Water and Sanitation Development Board (WSDB) Management with Watsans: The Cases of Small Town Water Supply in Abokobi and Pantang in the Greater Accra Region; c) Community – Utility Bulk Water Supply in Savelugu in the Northern Region of Ghana; d) Management Contract for Water Delivery in Tumu in the Upper West Region of Ghana; e) Tanker Services as an Alternative Model for Delivering water to the Urban Poor: a case from Accra; f) Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Small Towns: the Case of Operation and Maintenance Contracts in Bekwai, Atebubu and Wassa Akropong; g) Community-Public-Private Partnership (CPPP) Model for the Management of a Multi-Town Scheme: The Case of Operation and Maintenance Contract in Three Districts Water Supply Scheme
iv) Factsheets (one-pager) on each of the above case studies.
v) Toolbox development process is also underway and will be tested in 2011.
Apart from item 5, the above developed information products have been disseminated and also available on-line, www.ghana.watsan.net. The Project’s Communications Expert, Abubakari Wumbei, re-echoed this during the panel discussion at the Second Ghana Water Forum (GWF2) where some of these information materials were also disseminated. It will be recalled that the Project took its turn during the 8th National Learning Alliance Platform, Project to share its findings with the wider sector stakeholders.
The TPP Project is implemented by TREND Group in a close partnership with IRC and the Ghanaian private sector, public and civil society organisations and institutions, especially PRUSPA, CWSA and CONIWAS. The first two years of the project focused on conduct of light sector studies, the identification and analysis of innovative management models in Ghana, the establishment of structures for networking. The period has also involved studies, conceptualization and preparation of detailed field-based pilot projects that include infrastructure for service delivery alongside learning aspects. The second half of the Project (2010 and 2011) focuses on development of information and project support materials, pilot project implementation and documentation of experiences.