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Africa Water Week side event: Building country systems, leveraging partnerships

30th Oct 2018

Showcase of a programme and partnerships in Ghana and Uganda to bring 100% WASH coverage to a district as an example for replication.

 

Join us at the Africa Water Week Side Event on District based initiative for Sustainable Development Goal 6: Building country systems, leveraging partnerships |

Venue: Libreville, Gabon | Date: October 30, 2018 | Time: 12:30 – 13:30

Ensuring universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030 requires collective effort, finance and cooperation to deliver the targets across the entire water cycle. With support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, IRC is working with government and partners towards providing 100% sustainable WASH services in the Asutifi North district in Ghana and in the Kabarole District in Uganda. The collective efforts of these partners have resulted in a jointly developed WASH district master plans to attain universal and sustainable access to WASH services in the districts by 2030.

In a two-fold session of opening presentations and panel discussion, the event will showcase the experience in developing a shared vision, resource mobilisation, and monitoring for results as reflected in the respective WASH master plans for addressing universal WASH coverage with the two districts and partnerships forged for delivery. It will also show how the local government authorities (Asutifi North District Assembly and Kabarole District Authority) are leading harmonised district level work, in support of national WASH governance systems to build an evidence base for successful universal services within the districts for possible replication across Ghana and Uganda, and in time in other countries.

TimeActivityResponsibility
12.30 - 12.35Opening remarks / context setting (District Based Initiative for SDG 6)Jeremiah Atengdem, WASH Expert, IRC Ghana
12.35 - 12.45Master plan for achieving SDG 6 in Asutifi North District, GhanaJames Ata-era, District Planning Officer, Asutifi North District
12.45 - 12.55Master plan for achieving SDG 6 in Kabarole District, UgandaHon. Aoron Byakutaga-Secretary for Works and Technical Services, Kabarole District, Uganda
12.55 - 13.25Panel Discussion:
• Overall planning & implementation of process
• Partnership forged to drive implementation of the master plan
• District based initiative for SDG 6: challenges and opportunities
• Q&A / Clarifications /Way Forward
• Anthony Mensah, District Chief Executive, Asutifi North District Assembly
• Hon. Aoron Byakutaga-Secretary for Works and Technical Services, Kabarole District, Uganda
• George Padmore Mensah, District Coordinating Director , Asutifi North District Assembly
• James Ata-era, District Planning Officer, Asutifi North District
13.25 - 13.30Wrap-up on main conclusions/ next stepsJeremiah Atengdem, WASH Expert, IRC Ghana