ANAM WASH: ISSUE REPORT
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Advancing a collective stakeholder vision that approximately 84,423 people in 2030 in Asutifi North District of Ghana will have access to WASH services in a conducive environment where water resources are sustainably managed.
The ANAM Initiative
The Asutifi North Ahonidie Mpontuo (ANAM) is an initiative seeking to achieve a district-wide access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for all - approximately 84, 423 people - by 2030. This initiative was conceived in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6. The Asutifi North District Assembly is leading the implementation of the initiative with support from selected grantees of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation – IRC, Safe Water Network, Netcentric Campaigns, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Aquaya Institute and World Vision international in Ghana. The initiative is being implemented through a 12-year WASH master plan which contains the broad vision, programmes and strategies of the District Assembly and partners to meet targets of the initiative. Framed within the guidelines of the National Development Planning Commission of Ghana, the master plan also provides a framework for coordinating and aligning efforts of all actors towards achieving the stated goal and vision for WASH in the District.
Background and what we want do
The Government of Ghana has an ambition to make water, sanitation and hygiene services universally accessible for all people resident in Ghana, and to manage water resources for multiple purposes thereby contributing the Sustainable Development Goal 6. However, the Joint Monitoring Programme 2017 report shows that the country has made slow progress towards the realization of this goal. The national population with access to safely managed water is 27%, whilst access to basic sanitation is 14%. There is no estimate available for access to safely managed sanitation. The situation in the Asutifi North District is not different. An estimated 3% of the district population has access to safely managed drinking water whilst only 23% have access to basic sanitation. To accelerate the rate of progress, new thinking, approaches, and methods as well as strong local and national governmental institutions and leadership are key to advancing toward the goal. The Asutifi North District therefore presents a good case to advance the realization of the aspirations of a WASH Master Plan that has been prepared collectively with the District and other Hilton grantee partners to achieve SDG 6 in the District. Additionally, the plan will enable the District to better coordinate and ensure development partners align their efforts to maximise efforts and avoid duplication. The plan will provide the basis for tracking progress towards the realization of the WASH vision of the District.
We want to demonstrate what it takes to reach full WASH coverage in a district through the collective efforts, driven by the District Assembly, we will progressively advance in:
What we want to achieve
Collectively the partners will advance progress towards: