Monday, August 05, 2013

Ghana Water Merger Officially Starts August 1

By Patrick Baidoo

The expected merger between Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and Ghana Urban Water Limited (GUWL) to form a formidable sole force towards safe water provision and delivery in Ghana for urban communities officially started on August 1, 2013.

ICASA 2015 Selection Team Visits Ghana & Tunisia

By Patrick Baidoo

A pre-selection team from the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA) Council will visit Ghana between August 6 and 8, 2013, to hold meetings with Government and key stakeholders as part of the final assessments process to determine whether Ghana or Tunisia hosts the 18th ICASA.

UN Formally Recognizes World Toilet Day

Source: United Nations

In a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority, the United Nations General Assembly today designated 19 November as World Toilet Day, urging changes in both behaviour and policy on issues ranging from enhancing water management to ending open-air defecation.

30 Million Girls Face Genital Mutilation Despite Overwhelming Opposition - UNICEF

Source: UNICEF

A majority of people in most countries where female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is concentrated oppose the harmful practice, according to a new UNICEF report issued today. Despite that opposition, more than 125 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to FGM/C and 30 million girls are still at risk of being cut in the next decade.

GWP, Gov’t Launches Water, Climate Project

By Patrick Baidoo

The continuous process of ensuring that every Ghanaian has access to portable water and securing water bodies for the future while at the same time mitigating the effects of climate change have led to the launch of the Water, Climate and Development (WACDEP) Project in Africa.

Feature: Securing Africa’s Land for Shared Prosperity

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By Makhtar Diop

Few development challenges in Africa are as pressing and controversial as land ownership and its persistent gap between rich and poor communities.  With a profound demographic shift in Africa from rural areas to the cities where half of all Africans will live by 2050, these gaps will become steadily more pronounced as governments and communities rise to the challenge of growing enough affordable nutritious food for all families to thrive on the continent.

Students In Sanitation Module Launched In Upper West Region

By Emmanuel Ato Quansah

The Upper West Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) together with sanitation agencies made up of Environmental Health and Sanitation Department (EHSD), Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) and Zoomlion have launched the Ghana Student Industrial Attachment Program (GSIAP) – Environmental Sanitation Module Wa – Upper West Region.

Upper West Stakeholders Strategize On CLTS Implementation

By Emmanuel Ato Quansah

The Upper West Regional Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Sanitation (RICCS) made up of the Environmental Health Directorate of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (EHD, MLGRD), Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Public Health Department of the Ghana Health Services, Regional Coordinating Council and representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (in WASH sector) have met the eleven Municipals/Districts Inter-Agency Coordinating Committees on Sanitation (M/DICCS) in the region to assess the status of implementation of CLTS in that part of the country.

Facilitators’ Role In The Implementation Of Social Accountability Tools In Wash Projects

Women groups in Piina welcome Social Accountability in WASH projects
By Emmanuel Ato Quansah
Extension Services Specialist
Community Water and Sanitation Agency                                         Upper West Region

What is social accountability?

Social Accountability (SA) is an actions initiated by citizen groups to hold public officials, politicians, and service providers to account for their conduct and performance in terms of delivering services, improving people’s welfare and protecting people’s rights” (Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP).