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Published on: 31/10/2022

Leveraging partnerships for a professionalized public utility in Ghana

Join us for the side event on Rural Water 'Utilization' in Ghana

Venue: Elmina Beach Resort, Elmina
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Time: 12.00 – 13.30 GMT

CWSA initiated a policy reform in 2017, to expand its mandate to include the management of piped water systems in rural areas, and thus in effect become a rural utility. Four years into the reform agenda, CWSA recognizes that it needs to evolve to become the provider of safe water to residents served by the about 1200 pipe water systems in Ghana.

The "Rural Water Utilization Project" (R-WUP), Ghana, funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation aims to support the Community Water and Sanitation Agency in its growth as a professionalized public utility in Ghana and playing a stronger regulatory role within the sector in the context of rural water reforms in Ghana. The project would support CWSA to establish an effective rural and small-town water utility model/ approach in the Western region, with strengthened capacity at the national level, which can be replicated across the country. The core implementing partners working on the project are IRC, Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Safe Water Network (SWN), and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP).

The objective of this side session is to share the project framework and progress to date and facilitate discussions and experiences to provide insights for the project implementation. Under the theme, of leveraging partnerships for a professionalized public utility in Ghana, the session will open with a brief overview and short updates from core project partners. This will be followed by a lively interactive panel discussion.

See the Invitation and Draft Programme - Join us for the side event on Rural Water 'Utilization' in Ghana at the Mole XXXIII WASH Conference

Additional Info by The Ghanaian Standard Mole to validate Ghana's commitment to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

 

 

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