Friday, November 22, 2013

Education, punitive punishments are key to save Ghana’s poor sanitation conditions – Stakeholders

Some traditional leaders at the forum
By Patrick Baidoo

Representatives of Nima, Ashaiman, Ada and Mallam communities all in Greater Accra region, at a crisis talk on sanitation and hygiene have described the national sanitary conditions in their localities as devastating and endangering human lives.

People not caring about the environment is frustrating – WaterAid

Dr. Afia Zakiya
By Nathaniel Y. Yankson

The WaterAid Country Representative in Ghana, Dr. Afia Zakiya has described as very frustrating and disappointing instances where people tend not to care about their surroundings, particularly with the huge investments by donors and non-governmental organisations to ensure sustainable environments.

AfDB President named 2013 African of the Year

AfDB President Donald Kaberuka
Source: AfDB

African Development Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka has been named 2013 African of the Year in recognition of his role in spearheading the Africa50 Fund to mobilize the financing of infrastructure projects on the continent.

TREND, Safi SANA receive funding to turn waste into fertilizer and energy in Ashaiman

Source: Associated Press Org

The African Water Facility (AWF) has signed a €1 million grant in favour of the Ghanaian NGO Training, Research and Networking for Development (TREND) to support an innovative sanitation scheme.

Feature: Beware! You may be eating more than food

Eating with fingers
By Edmund Smith-Asante, GWJN

While I was driving on one of the streets of Accra recently, a colleague drew my attention to a man who was busily washing his hands in water that had collected on the shoulders of the road as a result of a downpour the previous night.

Gender gaps in water, sanitation services

Source: GWJN

An assessment of the delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in 16 districts in five regions of the country has revealed numerous gender gaps in the delivery of these services.

COP19: What the Least Developed Countries expect from the climate talks

Source: IIED

Gaps between the expectations of developing countries and the low emissions targets and climate finance promised by developed countries must be bridged at the Warsaw climate talks.