Watershed Empowering Citizens Programme Closes out

A strong civil society is essential for improving water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) /and Water Resource Management (WRM) governance, which remains a challenge in achieving universal access to sustainable services. In the last 5 years, Watershed empowering citizens strategic partnership has been working in Ghana to increase local CSO/citizen empowerment and engagement with government for WASH and WRM prioritisation, integration, and equitable financing.

The role of Hope for Future Generations (HFFG) as a local implementing partner for SIMAVI on the intervention was to implement the programme at the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal area to improve WASH and IWRM services through citizen’s empowerment and generation of data for evidence-based WASH advocacy.

HFFG worked closely in collaboration with other Watershed partners, the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs) operating in WASH sector in the Tarkwa Municipality. The programme was implemented in 15 selected communities out of the 438 communities that forms the Tarkwa Nsueam Municipality.

Through the work of HFFG and partners, the Tarkwa Municipal Assembly identified and repaired 63 broken WASH facilities in addition to construction of new Water points. Again, the Tarkwa Assembly trained and revamped community Water and Sanitation Management Teams (WSMTs) in 40 communities .

Indeed the Watershed Ghana partnership has delivered many improvements in the governance and management of water resources and WASH services through evidence-based advocacy and strengthened the capacity of local civil society organizations. With the project closed-up in September 2020, the Watershed Ghana partners hosted the end of project event in October 2020 to highlight the contributions of the project towards WASH and WRM improvements in Ghana and to identify and leverage partnerships beyond the project.

Watch the close out event below: