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Northern Region WASH Programme Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for Community Empowerment


Titre : Northern Region WASH Programme Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for Community Empowerment

Pays : Ghana

Date/Durée : 12-Avr-2012

The Northern Region Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme is 5-year rolling project using a programmatic approach. It aims to empower communities in the Northern region of Ghana to assert their rights to WASH in order to increase access to WASH facilities and services. It is being implemented by a consortium of 5 NGOs (Simli AiD, Presby Water Project, AFORD Fdn, GYAM and NewEnergy) and mainly supported by SIMAVI under the Dutch WASH Alliance (DWA) framework. It is in its 2nd year of implementation.

The Northern region of Ghana occupies nearly a third of the land mass of the country (i.e. 70,390 sq. km). It is one of 10 regions in the country and the only region that stretches across East to West. It has a total population of 2,468,557 (1,210,702 males and 1,257,855 females). It is the fastest growing region in the country currently as it registered 36% population growth over the last 10 years, which is above the national average of 28% [Source : 2010 PHC]. It has a predominantly subsistent agricultural labour force constituting about 72% of the total. Poverty in the region can be said to be endemic. Only 4% of the population is in the highest wealth quintile against a national average of 22% [Source : 2008 GDHS]. Northern region has one of the lowest WASH coverage in the country – 62% for water against a national average of 83% and 10% for sanitation against a national average of 14% [Source : CWSA records]. NR is the 3rd highest in open defecation - 73% (MLGRD Record]. Thus the region is bedeviled with WASH-related diseases with children and women as the worse affected.

The overall goal of the project is to reduce poverty and improve health, environmental and economic conditions. This is done by empowering people and creating an enabling environment for achieving increased sustainable access to and use of safe water and sanitation services, improved hygiene and sanitation practices for women and marginalised groups. In specific terms, the project would deliver WASH facilities such as Rainwater Harvesting Tanks in schools and households, extension of pipe borne water in deprived communities and Institutional Latrines. The project facilitates access to hygiene information for behavior change through training, Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), School Health Education Programme (SHEP). The project further explores innovative financing mechanisms such as credit for sanitation and public-private partnerships.

Mise en oeuvre : AFORD Foundation ; GYAM ; NewEnergy ; Presby ; Simli AiD
Suivi : Simavi
Financement : ICCO Cooperation ; Simavi

Budget : 604 332 EUR

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