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Published on: 25/10/2021

Ensuring universal access to safe and affordable water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for all by 2030 requires a collective effort, finance, and cooperation to deliver the targets across the entire cycle. With less than 10 years to the 2030 deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda, there is the need to look back at the innovative approaches implemented over the recent past years and share outcomes and actions that can be replicated and scaled up towards the delivery of the SDGs.

IRC in collaboration with the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and partners – WaterAid Ghana and Water4 together with the respective District Assemblies will be convening the fourth National Learning Exchange on District-Wide Approaches (DWAs) focused on the theme: "Local systems strengthening to deliver safe and sustainable WASH services: Reflections on the district-wide approach towards meeting the targets for SDG6." The objectives are to enable reflection on the current national SDG status and lessons from the district-wide WASH interventions, and how local governments and partners are playing their collaborative roles in supporting the provision of WASH services in different contexts;  exchange implementation experiences on what works and what does not, and provide an opportunity for learning and generating clear recommendations for improved planning and replication towards securing universal access to WASH services.

The two-fold session will start with a brief introduction and a report on WASH SDG status in Ghana to set the scene and place the meeting in context. This will be collaborated by MMDAs and partners sharing implementation status, what has been a unique achievement, what works and what does not work; and key lessons for sustainability and replication of the DWAs. Perspectives from government, CSOs, and development partners will provide rich input for an interactive panel discussion. The second session will be led by NDPC, taking participants through the WASH toolkit.  The overall discussions will be guided towards a set of conclusions and take-away messages to support the replication of lessons towards SDG6.

Venue: Fiesta Royal Hotel, Accra| Date: October 27, 2021|Time: 09:00–16:00

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