On July 25-26, 2018 in Accra, Seventeen (17) Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) are scheduled to participate in the final Sanitation Challenge for Ghana (SC4Gh) Learning and Practice Convening (LPC) to explore innovations to inform speedy implementation of agreed liquid waste management strategies.
17 MMDAs are currently in the final stage, Dignified City Award of the SC4Gh contest implementing the liquid waste management (LWM) strategies to enable them bring transformational changes to urban sanitation service delivery in the focused project areas. Following the recent submission of progress reports on the implementation of the agreed liquid waste management (LWM) strategies by the 17 MMDAs involved in the SC4Gh contest, the review process is completed. To ensure proper follow-up in exploring innovations to inform speedy implementation of the LWM value chain results and to stimulate peer learning exchange, this last in the series of the LPC is being organised by the SC4Gh team.
The specific objectives of the LPC include 1. stimulate peer learning exchange and co-generate innovations to inform improved practice and speedy implementation of the LWM value chain results captured in the strategies of the 17 MMDAs; 2.facilitate field visits to state of the art liquid waste management treatment and reuse facilities in Accra and Tema to enable MMDAs jointly reflect on ways to adapt and enhance partnerships with non state actors to intensify implementation activities; 3. Revisit the judging criteria and the judging process as well as agree on the reports to be presented by MMDAs during the remaining period of the prize.
The SC4Gh team, comprising Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR), Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Office of Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS), IMC Worldwide, IRC Ghana and Maple Consult will lead in the facilitation of the 2-day session.
Over 80 participants will be drawn from the 17 MMDAs and relevant stakeholders from the national level involved in the SC4Gh prize.
The Sanitation Challenge for Ghana (SC4Gh) is an inducement prize initiative to stimulate competition among Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and to encourage inclusive partnership for the design and implementation of sustainable liquid waste management strategies, geared towards bringing transformational changes to city-wide sanitation service delivery. The SC4Gh competition, which is part of ‘Ideas to Impact’ programme runs from November, 2015 to June 2019 under the auspices of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources with funding from the UK Department for International Development. IRC Ghana is the national implementing agent acting on behalf of IMC Worldwide with technical support from MAPLE Consult (Ghana).