MOLE XXIII CONFERENCE AN EVOLVING INTEGRATEDAPPROACH TO WASH DEVELOPMENT Presentation by: Alpha-Benjamin Bonzali GHANA WASH ALLIANCE (GWA) Aug. 24, 2012 , Tamale
GWA PARTNERSA CONSORTIUM OF NGOS & CBOS IN THE SOUTH (GHANA) IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A CONSORTIUM OF NGOS IN THE NORTH (NETHERLANDS): GHANAIAN PARTNERS DUTCH PARTNERS1. AFORD 1. Simavi2. CLIP 2. Waste3. GYAM 3. ICCO4. INTAGRAD 4. Akvo5. NEWENERGY6. PRESBY WATER7. SIMLI AID8. UDS9. WUZDA
STRATEGIESPROGRAMMATIC APPROACH: To ensure service delivery in a harmonious & coherent manner to realize synergy from our unique strengths & qualities.COLLABORATION /COMPLEMENTARITY: Engaging all relevant stakeholders in WASH service delivery e.g.; Alliance Members, MMDAs, CWSA, EHSA, SHEP, CNC, GNFS, Private Sector Actors .‘FIETS’ PRINCIPLE: To consistently mainstream and monitor/assess the sustainability of our WASH interventions in our Plans, Implementation and Monitoring.
ADDRESSING CRITICAL GAPS WASH in schools Waterto enhance school feeding programme WASH access to improving pupil stay in school SHEP WASH for Agri-business Identification water-based agribusinesses by women Training Capital support Water facility Cash
CRITICAL GAPS ... WASH & The Environment Anti-bushfire campaigns with GNFS Education Identification and training of volunteer squads Provision of logistics – fire beaters Tree planting Seedlings support
LESSONS & CHALLENGESLessons:Inclusion of WASH in government Projects/Interventions such asSchool Feeding Programme and educational infrastructure is criticalCollaboration with state actors/agencies provides recognitionand/or legitimacy to NGO interventionsWASH interventions in communities need to beholistic/comprehensive for relevance, acceptance and impactChallenges:Inadequate financing/Delayed disbursementGreater emphasis placed on software than hardwareDifferent donors with different bilateral agreementsRising cost of materials & inputsInaccessibility of some communities at certain times of the year
RECOMMENDATIONS/WAY FORWARDa) WASH should be made an integral part of every human activity from the individual to national levelb) Provision of WASH facilities to serve as award to deserving communities/institutions to induce competitionc) ‘FIETS’ to serve as a guiding principle for sustainabilityd) Establish and/or strengthen functional community structures to continuously follow-up on interventions to ensure behaviour transformation