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THE SUSTAINABLE SERVICES AT SCALE INITIATIVE (TRIPLE-S)STRUCTURES AND MECHANISMS FOR IMPROVING LEARNING IN             GHA...
LEARNING AND ADAPTIVE                   M ANAGEM ENT What is it? A learning ‘sector’ is one that engages in continuous lea...
LEARNING AND ADAPTIVE                                    MANAGEM ENT   Key points:   •Resource centres and learning allian...
MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES -                           GHANA   Learning at various levels of the system:         •Individ...
MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES -                           GHANA    At the sector level:         •Helped partners gain new in...
MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES -                            GHANA    National level work through the Resource Centre Network ...
LEARNING OUTCOMES                           NATIONAL LEVEL 10 National Level Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP) meetings ...
LEARNING OUTCOMES                           NATIONAL LEVEL Support Learning Events for main sector events:       •Ghana W...
MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES -                            GHANA   At the Regional Level        Use existing platforms      ...
MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES -                                    GHANAAt District Level – Use existing platforms for sharin...
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT REGIONAL                      AND DISTRICT LEVEL   Northern Region:      •Uptake of functionality and...
MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES –                           WAY FORWARD Consolidate the gains at the national level       •Dev...
MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES –                           WAY FORWARD     Support establishment of learning and coordination...
For more information on Triple-S Ghana ,visit our website         http://www.waterservicesthatlast.org/WATER SERVICES THAT...
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Structures and mechanisms for improving learning in Ghana

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Structures and mechanisms for improving learning in Ghana

  1. 1. THE SUSTAINABLE SERVICES AT SCALE INITIATIVE (TRIPLE-S)STRUCTURES AND MECHANISMS FOR IMPROVING LEARNING IN GHANA By: Veronica Ayi-Bonte 26/09/2012
  2. 2. LEARNING AND ADAPTIVE M ANAGEM ENT What is it? A learning ‘sector’ is one that engages in continuous learning and reflection and is thus able to adapt to changing circumstances and demands. Mechanisms to support learning: •Resource centres •Learning alliancesWATER SERVICES THAT LAST …2
  3. 3. LEARNING AND ADAPTIVE MANAGEM ENT Key points: •Resource centres and learning alliances should address real problems that people want to solve •Good facilitation is a good investment •Stakeholder mapping, participatory processes and channels for effective many-to-many communication are important ingredientsWATER SERVICES THAT LAST …3
  4. 4. MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES - GHANA Learning at various levels of the system: •Individual – Champions •Organisational – Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Pilot Districts •Sector – Water and Sanitation Sector Group, RCNWATER SERVICES THAT LAST …4
  5. 5. MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES - GHANA  At the sector level: •Helped partners gain new insights •Ability to take informed decisions which is reflected in policy and Practice Functionality, service delivery models and revised project cycles have been adapted and is reflected in: •Revised Project Implementation Manual (PIM) •Proposal by the European Investment Bank (EIB)WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …5
  6. 6. MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES - GHANA  National level work through the Resource Centre Network Products and services: •NLLAP Series & WASH Reflections, •Ghana WASH News, •Website (www.washghana.net) •E-library (www.washghana.net/library), •Factsheets •Sector learning support & Advisory/info pointWATER SERVICES THAT LAST …6
  7. 7. LEARNING OUTCOMES NATIONAL LEVEL 10 National Level Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP) meetings –e.g. •NLLAP 27: -theme,”Assessing Human Resources Gaps in the Wash Sector in Ghana”; hosted KNUST with CWSA, WRC, WD-MWRWH, EHSD-MLGRD, ILGS and LGS. •NLLAP 25: theme, “Assessment Framework for sustainable WASH Technologies in Ghana.” hosted the WASHTech Ghana Project (TREND, KNUST & WaterAid Ghana) •NLLAP 23: theme, “Beyond the statistics about water service delivery in Ghana: The SenseMaker Approach” hosted CWSA/Triple-S Project •NLLAP21 on the theme, “The application of water and sanitation project implementation cycle & impact on long-term sustainability in Ghana” hosted CWSA/Triple-SWATER SERVICES THAT LAST …7
  8. 8. LEARNING OUTCOMES NATIONAL LEVEL Support Learning Events for main sector events: •Ghana Water Forum 4 led by Water Directorate-Ministry for Water Resources Works and Housing - October • National Environmental and Sanitation Conference by Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate-Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development – November • Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) - Media interaction sessionsWATER SERVICES THAT LAST …8
  9. 9. MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES - GHANA At the Regional Level  Use existing platforms • Meetings (shared findings of baseline data) • CWSA technical groups & • Workshops, etc  Facilitating regional level learning alliance meetings • Have identified partners to kick start the process of forming a learning alliance platform • Issues of funding and coordination of the Learning Alliance sessions are being clarified.WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …9
  10. 10. MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES - GHANAAt District Level – Use existing platforms for sharing and learningType of meeting Frequency RemarkGeneral Assembly meeting thrice a year Mostly for information sharing. Good platform for disseminationExecutive Committee meeting at least thrice a year Useful for decision makingPlanning and Economic meet thrice a year for technical discussionsdevelopment sub-committeeAnnual review of MTDP Annual useful for technical discussion, bringing in paperReview of Annual Action Plans twice a year useful for technical discussion, bringing in paperDPCU meetings to update the every 3 years When preparing new plans. Was a good platformDWSP and opportunity for taking the recommendations from the baseline study forwardWATER SERVICES THAT LAST …10
  11. 11. LEARNING OUTCOMES AT REGIONAL AND DISTRICT LEVEL Northern Region: •Uptake of functionality and service monitoring using FLOW in 10 additional districts •Development of 1 year water service delivery action plans by pilot districts to address issues emanating from baseline study Volta region •Technical assessment has been conducted on 66 broken down boreholes - Akatsi District •Procurement process for conducting water quality testing on 100 hand pumps have been completed by the Akatsi district •8 boreholes have been repaired in 2 focus districtsWATER SERVICES THAT LAST …11
  12. 12. MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES – WAY FORWARD Consolidate the gains at the national level •Develop ‘products’ from existing evidence to share on the platform •Plan for sustainable funding for the platform activities and • Growth/expansion RCN?? •Tracking impact more visiblyWATER SERVICES THAT LAST …12
  13. 13. MECHANISM S AND STRUCTURES – WAY FORWARD Support establishment of learning and coordination platforms at regional and district level •Liaise RCN, SNV, WaterAid, WASH Alliance Ghana and partners on taking this forward •Develop ‘products’ from existing evidence to share on the platform •Funding for these activities in the initial stages •Plan for sustainability (funding, content etc)WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …13
  14. 14. For more information on Triple-S Ghana ,visit our website http://www.waterservicesthatlast.org/WATER SERVICES THAT LAST …14

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