Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Disaster-prone Communities in Northern Ghana

Reporting Organization:UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 19,915,000
Timeframe: March 24, 2014 - July 19, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ghana - $ 19,915,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (90 %)

Disaster Risk Reduction & Early Recovery (10 %)

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The project is designed to increase access to disaster-resilient water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, and to strengthen preparedness for natural disasters, in at-risk communities in Northern Ghana. Through provision of sanitation facilities, hygiene promotion, safe water, and disaster risk reduction activities, the project aims to improve health and strengthen disaster preparedness among 200,000 people (including 50,000 schoolchildren) in 265 disaster-prone communities. In addition, project activities include capacity-building to support sustainable delivery and management of disaster-resilient WASH facilities by stakeholders at the national, regional, district and community levels.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (i) increased equitable use of disaster-resilient improved sanitation and water facilities by people in disaster-prone communities in Northern Ghana; (ii) improved hygiene practices among women, men, girls and boys before, during and after disasters in disaster-prone communities in Northern Ghana; and (iii) improved planning and implementation of WASH programs by local institutions.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2016 include:

(1) To improve access to potable drinking water, 56 new boreholes were drilled, 72 existing boreholes rehabilitated and 6 hand dug wells were rehabilitated ; (2) Disaster resilient platforms were constructed on 18 of the boreholes making them flood-resilient; (3) Water quality testing was carried out on all new and rehabilitated water points; (4) Water and Sanitation Management Teams were formed and trained in 102 communities for effective and sustainable management of water facilities; (5) 6 disaster-resilient and gender-friendly latrines were constructed for basic schools (which is equivalent to primary and junior high school) and 116 others have been started; (6) Community-Led Total Sanitation activities were rolled out in 104 communities to promote the construction of household WASH facilities; (7) Staff in the three Regional Coordinating Councils and District Assemblies were trained on Disaster Risk Assessment and the preparation of Emergency Response Action Plans.

These results have contributed to increased regional, district and local capacity for sustainable management of WASH facilities.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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