Despite some challenges projects had met their goals, were scaling up and sustainable and had succeeded in influencing sector policies and reviews.
|Title||Ghana Netherlands WASH Programme Workshop : Sustainable Services and Exit Strategies, 29 June 2022|
|Publication Type||Conference Report|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Publisher||Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN Accra)|
|Place Published||Accra, Ghana|
This is the report of the final workshop of the Ghana-Netherlands WASH Programme (GNWP), which ran from 2012 to 2022. The workshop was held on 29th June 2022 in Accra, Ghana and focused on Sustainable Services and Exit Strategies. It brought together 39 participants from the partners of the 22 projects in a stakeholders' dialogue. The opening session involved a welcome address from the Netherlands Embassy, key messages from the Government of Ghana partners and a presentation on the progress and insights of the programme by the Netherlands Embassy and the implementing agency, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). In the second session there were partner project presentations and discussions on: sanitation, waste management and circular projects; drinking water; and nature conservation and agriculture. The final session discussed donor exit strategies and potential synergies and lessons learned. The general conclusions were that the water access projects had met their goals and were scaling up, the aquaculture projects were performing well, and the compost projects achieved progress beyond the support of the programme, though some challenges still needed to be addressed. In addition, the GNWP had succeeded in influencing sector policies and reviews. [Note: to comply with EU privacy law the list of participants with their email addresses in the original report has been omitted].