New Website Promotes Urban Sanitation Innovation In Ghana

ACCRA, 23 February 2017 – The Sanitation Challenge for Ghana (SC4Gh) team has announced a new website to promote the urban sanitation innovation Prize.

Conventional interventions have failed to solve the sanitation crisis facing over 85% households in Ghana. To address this, the SC4Gh was launched in 2015, with a particular focus on urban liquid waste management. The challenge offers prize money worth GBP 1.426 million to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), who develop and implement the most innovative solutions to increase access to sustainable sanitation services for all urban households.

The new website, sanitationchallenge4ghana.org – offers better access to information and updates about the contest, information on the 17 MMDAs that have reached the 2nd phase of the challenge, frequently asked questions, and a compilation of approaches and tools for implementing liquid waste management strategies.

Speaking on the launch of the website, Vida Duti, the IRC Ghana Country Director said:

“We are excited to be part of this inducement prize for MMDAs, working with government as the local implementing agent of the SC4Gh. Stage 1 (Duapa Awards) of the contest was hugely successful with 48 entries and 21 MMDAs winning awards. Stage 2 (Dignified City Award) of the SC4Gh, which focuses on implementation of liquid waste management strategies, is in progress as planned with 17 out of the 21 MMDAs vying for the ultimate prize. IRC will continue to support Ghana towards the achievement of its national WASH vision; ‘To provide sustained and appropriate water and sanitation services to all citizens by 2025.’ My hope is the redesigned website and its resources will contribute to this.”

Be part of the innovative solution and join the campaign that rewards excellence in urban liquid waste management strategies. Welcome to the new SC4Gh website!

 

Source: modernghana.com

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