REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS
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CONSULTATIVE SEKONDI-TAKORADI CITIZENS' REPORT CARD
The Consultative Sekondi-Takoradi Citizens' Report Card is available for download here
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WASH-UP BASELINE SUMMARY REPORT
To serve as a basis for formulating targeted and a meaningful intervention, the WASH-UP Baseline studies were conducted in the 5 project communities (Nima, Ayidiki, Avenor in the Accra Metropolis and Kojokrom and New Takoradi in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis). Results from the baseline study clearly indicate the dearth of urban services especially in terms of water and sanitation and its effect on living conditions in the slums in the two metropolises.
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NATIONAL STRATEGY LAUNCHED
The National Strategy for Community Participation in Management of Urban WASH Services was launched in Accra by Hon. Nortey Dua, Deputy Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing on behalf of the Minister. The Strategy is expected to mainstream participation of community members into the governance of water and sanitation service provision. It is a document which is in consonance with the national water and sanitation policies and the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda.
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As part of contributing towards knowledge sharing in the WASH sector, CHF mounted an exhibition at the Mole XXII Conference at Busua, Western Region. Various subject-specific posters were displayed and are available for download here: WASH-UP Business Development Service Approach Biofil Latrine CBO Capacity Building WASH-UP Intervention Framework School Sanitation Improvement Latrine Technology Options Community-managed Schemes Food Safety in the Slums The Informart: Promoting water and sanitation related businesses
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YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN SERVICE DELIVERY (YES) PROJECT
CALL FOR PROPOSALS TO ESTABLISH 700 WASTE MANAGEMENT RELATED BUSINESSES WITHIN ACCRA
CHF International has been awarded a three year grant to implement the Youth Engagement in Service Delivery (YES) program. The program will build the capacity of local youth development organisations and empower youth in urban settings by employing young people in Accra, Ghana, in the solid waste sector.
The YES program has three principal objectives: (1) conduct youth - inclusive market analysis of the solid waste management sector and facilitate participatory program design process; (2) build the capacity of the value chain actors and public and private sector providers to improve the performance, and service delivery of the SWM sector through a youth focused lens; and 3) build the capacity of local providers to offer or link youth to services supporting their role within the SWM sector.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL TOR!
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MUNICIPAL CAPACITY BUILDING RESOURCES
With the current development system in Ghana anchored at the district level, it has become increasingly important to develop capacities at the district and sub-district levels. This is to ensure that transferred powers and resources are optimally utilized to trigger accelerated development. A compilation of essential tools and methodologies has been developed in collaboration with major stakeholders in local governance to address the relatively low skill development in the public sector at the district level. The municipal capacity building resources are available for download here:
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2009 SCALE-UP PROGRESS REPORT CHF International has since 2007 been implementing the Slum Communities Achieving Livable Environments with Urban Partners in Ghana and India. This report provides updates on implementation, including lesson learnt. Download Entire Report Here!
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WASH BCC STRATEGY FOR THE URBAN SUB-SECTOR
The National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Behaviour Change Communication Strategy for the Urban Sub-Sector was launched in Accra on 28th September, 2011. The document prepared by stakeholders under the auspices of the Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the Water Directorate of the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, with funding from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene for Urban Poor (WASH-UP) Project. The Strategy document is expected to serve as a blueprint for coordinating efforts at the National, Regional and District levels to dramatically improve hygiene behavioural practices in homes, workplaces, schools and public places. Copies were handed over to the sector Ministry for onward distribution to all MMDAs across the country and is also available here for download(pdf)
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ACCRA METROPOLITAN AREA POVERTY ATLAS
CHF International in partnership with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, using a participatory approach mapped out the poverty pockets in the Metropolis expressing the multi-dimensions of Urban Poverty to compile the Poverty Atlas. The AMA Poverty Atlas (PDF) is a working tool to guide the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and other stakeholders to better target and reduce the incidence of poverty of all forms in the Metropolis.
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded Slum Communities Achieving Livable Environments with Urban Partners (SCALE-UP) Project was successfully completed in 2010, having made significant improvements in the life of over a hundred thousand poor urban dwellers in 13 settlements within the Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolises. An evaluation was conducted on the implementation and output of the project to ascertain efficacy and sustainability of the project as well as efficiency in the utilization of resources. The abridged evaluation report is available for download here (pdf).
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SEKONDI-TAKORADI POVERTY ATLAS
For better targeting the poor and promoting pro-poor interventions, CHF International in partnership with Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly using a participatory approach defined and identified the various dimensions of urban poverty, resulting in the compilation of the STMA Poverty Atlas (PDF). The Atlas is being seen as a living document to guide the Metropolitan Assembly and all stakeholders adequately respond to urban poverty and its manifestations in the Metropolis
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SEKONDI-TAKORADI CITY SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Ghana's oil find in the Western Region has suddenly opened up many issues that call for urgent action. Expected rapid economic growth and expansion spurred by the Oil Industry is likely to draw huge populations into the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, with current estimates under 500,000. With the drift will come many changes especially increased demand for land for many uses - residential, commercial, and industrial. To prevent being caught unawares; a situation which might result in sporadic uncontrolled and illegal physical development, the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly with support from CHF International prepared a City Spatial Development Plan, which is expected to direct development in the Metropolis and efficiently allocate land and optimize spaces. The CSDP is available for Download here.