2: Ghana

WASHTech is present in Ghana and is coordinated by TREND Group. The three institutions leading the project in Ghana are Training, Research and Networking for Development (TREND)/RCN; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and WaterAid Ghana. Contact the WASHTech Ghana:

C/o TREND Group, H/No C218/14, Wama Close, Dzorwulu, P. O. Box CT 6135, Cantonments, Accra. Tel. (233-302) 769552; Fax: (233-302) 769583; E-mail: rcn@washghana.net


21 June 2013

TAF stands out at Regional HWTS workshop exhibition

From 6-8 May, the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) stood out as the Water Sanitation and Hygiene Technologies (WASHTech) Ghana project team participated in a market place exhibition at the West Africa Regional Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) Workshop held in Accra, under the theme, Scaling-up household water treatment and safe storage through national policy environments and integration strategies.

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10 April 2013

Stakeholders review stories to monitor the process of change

WASH sector stakeholders on the WASH Technologies (WASHTech) Ghana project learning alliance (LA) recently met to review and select 5 of 15 shortlisted most significant change (MSC) stories. At the end of the meeting, one MSC story per each of the project’s five domains of change was selected on the basis of suitability to the defined domains.

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10 April 2013

Understanding the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF)

“Let’s invite WASHTECH to apply the TAF tool on this Household Water Treatment and Storage (HWTS) technology, the communities choices system, to determine whether it needs to be scaled up”. This came up at the 26th edition of the National Learning Alliance Platform meeting, which recently took place in Accra on theme, Household Water Treatment and Storage Strategy in Ghana.

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1 March 2013

Six WASH technologies under appraisal


30 May 2012

TAF Experiences from Ghana

Kassim Yakububu Al-Hassan of Water Aid in Ghana presented the experiences from Ghana after applying TAF to rope pump in Ghana. The presentation covered the detailed roles of the partners. Prior to testing two trainings were carried out firstly for the WASHTech consortium members and secondly for the regional and district participants to introduce the WASHTech project and status of the rope pump.

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April 2012

Director of Water launches the WASHTech Ghana Project in Accra

Dr. Al-Hassan Sumani, the Director of Water at the Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing (WD-MWRWH) formally launched the WASH Technologies (WASHTech) Ghana project on the National Level Learning Alliance platform in Accra.

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March 2012

WASHTech Ghana selects WASH technologies for assessment

The Water Sanitation and Hygiene Technologies (WASHTech) project Learning Alliance selected seven water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) technologies for initial investigation. The technologies selected, among others included, the STWS systems – SS filtration and Rope pump for water; the Enviroloo, Aqua privy, Ecosan –biological and Latrine using local materials for sanitation; and the Tippy taps for hygiene.

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March 2012

WASHTech Ghana project starts work

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Technologies (WASHTech) project was introduced to a team of sector experts forming the project technical working committee. The process was led TREND, a national NGO operating in the water and sanitation sector. The project is a three-year EU funded project (FP7), which focuses on technologies for sustainable WASH delivery in peri-urban, small towns and rural areas.

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