Project profile — Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Disaster-prone Communities in Northern Ghana


UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (41114)
2014-03-24 - 2017-05-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Ghana (100.00%)


• Basic drinking water supply:
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (30.00%)
Basic sanitation (14032) (55.00%)
Education and training in water supply and sanitation (14081) (5.00%)
• Disaster Prevention And Preparedness: Disaster prevention and preparedness (74010) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project is designed to increase access to disaster-resilient water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, and to strengthen preparedness for natural disasters, in at-risk communities in Northern Ghana. Through provision of sanitation facilities, hygiene promotion, safe water, and disaster risk reduction activities, the project aims to improve health and strengthen disaster preparedness among 200,000 people (including 50,000 schoolchildren) in 265 disaster-prone communities. In addition, project activities include capacity-building to support sustainable delivery and management of disaster-resilient WASH facilities by stakeholders at the national, regional, district and community levels.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (i) increased equitable use of disaster-resilient improved sanitation and water facilities by people in disaster-prone communities in Northern Ghana; (ii) improved hygiene practices among women, men, girls and boys before, during and after disasters in disaster-prone communities in Northern Ghana; and (iii) improved planning and implementation of WASH programs by local institutions.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project ( May 2017) include: (1) more than 170,000 people gained access to safe, potable water; (2) 265 communities gained access to disaster resilient sanitation facilities and 133 communities were declared Open Defecation Free; (3) 555 artisans were trained in construction of improved latrines ; (4) separate latrines for girls and boys, which are accessible to children with disabilities and disaster-resilient, were constructed in 224 schools, benefiting 66,000 pupils and their teachers; and (5) 318 school health clubs were established to promote health and good hygiene practices in schools. These results have contributed to increased access to disaster-resilient water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, and strengthened preparedness for natural disasters, in at-risk communities in Northern Ghana.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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