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Snapshots from our focus countries: Ghana

Published on: 25/07/2019

We take you on a journey through highlights of our focus countries, collected for the IRC Annual Report 2018.

Ghana

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Collective voices and action for SDG6

"As a government, our mandate is to help provide good water facilities. Not only good water facilities but also sustainable ones." - Anthony Mensah, District Chief Executive, Asutifi North District Assembly

In March 2018, we launched the first WASH master plan of its kind in Asutifi North District during a colourful launch ceremony.

Our vision is to provide safe and sustainable WASH services to the entire population of the district by 2030. We're basing the whole process – from planning to implementation – on multi-stakeholder consultations. With government taking the lead, and with funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, we're bringing together traditional leaders, market women, the private sector and NGOs like World Vision International, Safe Water Network, Netcentric Campaigns, Centers for Disease Control, and Aquaya Institute. Most of us are based in the district, in a hub office in Kenyasi and we're all working towards the same goal.

We're now implementing the plan, and tracking its impact on the lives of people in the district using a jointly-developed monitoring, evaluation and learning framework. 

Asutifi North District for SDG6 (Ahonidie Mpontuo) demonstrates how collaborative efforts, shared measurements, mutually reinforcing activities and continuous communication can advance a shared vision at the local level to achieve SDG6.

 IRC Ghana at a glance

1 Purchasing power parity (PPP) is a popular metric used by macroeconomic analysts to compare economic productivity and standards of living between countries.
2 Water coverage percentages refer to services that are at least basic = improved source within 30 minutes round trip collection time.
3 Sanitation coverage percentages refer to services that are at least basic = use of improved facilities which are not shared with other households. These definitions applies to all country infographics.

Each of our focus countries have stories to tell. From supporting the development of master plans in our partner districts to running in the heat to raise awareness and motivate action for improved sanitation. Look out for next week's country highlight.

 

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