WASHCost Ghana End-of-Project Meeting in Accra
Updated - Thursday 29 November 2012
The WASHCost Project Ghana is holding its End-of-Project meeting in Accra, Ghana. The meeting is under the theme: Costing Sustainable Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services, and scheduled for the 29th and 30th November, 2012.This event is the penultimate prior to the end of the four-year project.
The two-day event will be used to showcase the main activities and achievements of WASHCost Project in Ghana over the four-year period (2008 – 2012). It will also help in the facilitation of the embedding and up-take of the WASHCost legacy costing concept - the life-cycle costs approach (LCCA)- by way of mainstreaming the process and its uptake at all levels will be deliberated.
The second day of the event will be used to organise an Life Cycle Cost Approach (LCCA) training for participants.
Objective of End-of project Meeting
The event will reflect on the past, present and future of the WASH sector in Ghana and legacy of the WASHCost Project to the sub- sector.
It will be a meeting point for representatives of governments, non-governmental organizations, development partners and civil organizations who make use of cost information in planning and budgeting to focus on issues of mainstreaming / embedding the life-cycle costs approach (LCCA) or WASHCost legacy, and its uptake at all levels.
Life-Cycle Costs Approach (LCCA) Training
A days' training for key sector stakeholders on the life-cycle costs approach (LCCA) will be oragnised as part of the End-of-Project meeting. This will be onFriday 30 November, 2012-the second day of the event. Ms. Catarina Fonseca, the Director of WASHCost Global will be the lead facilitator of the LCCA training.
The main objectives of the training is to equip participants with the requisite knowledge and build their capacity apply the LCCA in planning and implementation of their organization’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities and enable participants to support stakeholders in the use of LCCA.
Background of WASHCost
The WASHCost Ghana Project, is a project of IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, The Hague, The Netherlands and and its partners. It researches the life-cycle costs of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services in rural and peri-urban areas in four countries (Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mozambique and India (Andhra Pradesh)). This is done through an action research process.
The rationale for the project is that WASH governance will improve at all levels, as decision makers and stakeholders analyze the costs of sustainable, equitable and efficient services and put their knowledge to use.
In Ghana, WASHCost Project has been in partnership with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as the host.
Expected participants in the end-of-Project meeting will include all sector stakeholders made up of:
- All participants of National Level Learning Alliance Platform (NLLAP)
- All WASHCost/Triple-S Advisory committee members
- Director of Water, MWRWH
- Director PPMED, MWRWH
- Chief Director, MWRWH
- Director, EHSD/MLGRD
- KNUST Department of Civil Enginnering
- Former Director of Water, MWRWH
- Director of Institute of Local Government Studies,
- MD, GWCL
- Chief Executive Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA),
- CWSA Regional Director for Volta Region
- CWSA Director of Planning and Investments
- CWSA Director of Technical Services (Mr. Emmanuel Gaze)
- CWSA-Water & Sanitation Systems Coordinator
- Vice Chancellor, University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR)
- Regions and Districts of WASHCost / Triple-S Projects
- Akatsi District Water Engineer
- Ketu South District Planner
- MLGRD, Chief Director
- MoFEP, rep (working on decentralization
- Director General of NDPC
- NDPC rep. responsible for district planning guidelines
- Director of LGSS
- Development Partners
Victor Narteh Otum
IRC Ghana DCO
November 27, 2012