Transforming livelihoods of Ghana’s urban centres

The Sanitation Challenge for Ghana challenges Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies in Ghana to team up with their citizens, innovators and solvers to design and implement liquid waste management strategies to transform the livelihoods of Ghana’s urban centres.

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Facing the challenge

Ghana’s sanitation coverage stands at 15%. Sanitation has been structurally underfunded and less prioritised. To put sanitation on the agenda and encourage local politicians to prioritise and invest in sanitation, the Sanitation Challenge for Ghana was launched.

GBP 1.43 million for the best sanitation strategies



In 2016 Duapa Award recognised 21 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies for their urban liquid waste management strategies. Three District Assemblies received an award of up to 75,000 GBP.  The Dignified City Award will be awarded in December 2018.

Key Challenge moments



Find out more about our recent activities

17 MMDAs vie for GBP 1.285 million at the Sanitation Challenge Stage 2 Contest

Out of the 21 Duapa Award winning Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), 17 have met the minimum condition for the second stage (Dignified City Award) of the Sanitation Challenge for Ghana (SC4Gh). The 17 MMDAs have therefore qualified and

Stage one finalists eye the ultimate award in next stage

The announcement of winners for the Duapa Awards was just the beginning of a keener competition, the Dignified City Award for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in Ghana. The stage one finalists, 17 of the 21 Metropolitan, Municipal and District

Urban sanitation prize triggers action in 15 MMDAs

What are the most significant changes in the MMDAs triggered by the SC4Gh implementation process? An media monitoring exercise that took place earlier this year.