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ANAM initiative, Asutifi North district, Ghana

Ghana

In Ghana we build WASH systems at district level and national level. By establishing change hubs and working in partnership with local government and NGOs we are working towards WASH services for everyone.

Our team of 12 is led by Director Vida Duti. Our country priority is advocating for greater financial and political support for WASH, while also supporting national government strengthen policies, standards and guidelines. Our priority in our partner district, Asutifi North, is to support roll out the WASH master plan we developed with them in 2018.

Access to WASH services: JMP data: (basic or safely managed) water 78% | basic sanitation 14% (open defecation 19%) | basic hygiene 19% (source, JMP)

A lower middle income country with one of the words fastest growing economies, and commitment from the highest political level to WASH, Ghana nevertheless continues to face real WASH challenges, particularly the sustainability of rural water supply and the expansion of sustainable sanitation services outside of the main cities.  

IRC Ghana works with government, development partners, private sector organisations, NGOs and research institutions to diagnose underlying causes of failure of water systems, and together generate alternative solutions and ideas. These are tested in pilot districts to establish their effectiveness. Proven results and tools are shared to inform local government planning and decisions on WASH investment, operational management of water facilities and adaptations to national policies, standards and guidelines.

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