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Quick stakeholder : context analysis of public toilets in Kumasi, Ghana : initial recommendations for WSUP

This document provides an initial situational and stakeholder analysis of public toilets in Kumasi, Ghana, and some reflections on channels that the WSUP‐supported project might like to pursue or build on. The analysis is not intended to be comprehensive at this time, but to further the thinking on how best to support a programme that ensures that public toilets more effectively meet the needs of poor households in Kumasi. Although the situation may be somewhat different in other Ghanaian cities, this programme of work may very well lead to a wider influencing agenda in the country. The analysis is based on a series of interviews, site visits and a brief review of available literature over a 10‐day period in June 2010. It is understood that there is likely to be further follow‐up on this programme of work as the project continues to develop its strategy on public toilets for Kumasi. The starting point and key assumption for this review has been that the current provision of public toilets in Kumasi does not meet an acceptable standard of quality and accountability. The team had the opportunity to visit several public toilet facilities in the city. A few of these were recently renovated or new builds and the standard of their service was impressive. The majority, however, represented a clear public health risk. [authors abstract]

TitleQuick stakeholder : context analysis of public toilets in Kumasi, Ghana : initial recommendations for WSUP
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCaplan, K.
Pagination23 p.; 1 tab.; 1 fig.; 5 boxes; 5 photographs
Date Published2010-06-01
PublisherBuilding Partnerships for Development (BPDWS)
Place PublishedLondon, UK
Keywordsghana, ghana ashanti region kumasi, hygiene, public toilets, toilet hygiene
Abstract

This document provides an initial situational and stakeholder analysis of public toilets in Kumasi, Ghana, and some reflections on channels that the WSUP‐supported project might like to pursue or build on. The analysis is not intended to be comprehensive at this time, but to further the thinking on how best to support a programme that ensures that public toilets more effectively meet the needs of poor households in Kumasi. Although the situation may be somewhat different in other Ghanaian cities, this programme of work may very well lead to a wider influencing agenda in the country. The analysis is based on a series of interviews, site visits and a brief review of available literature over a 10‐day period in June 2010. It is understood that there is likely to be further follow‐up on this programme of work as the project continues to develop its strategy on public toilets for Kumasi. The starting point and key assumption for this review has been that the current provision of public toilets in Kumasi does not meet an acceptable standard of quality and accountability. The team had the opportunity to visit several public toilet facilities in the city. A few of these were recently renovated or new builds and the standard of their service was impressive. The majority, however, represented a clear public health risk. [authors abstract]

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