Green Advocacy Ghana in collaboration with Centre for Environment are preparing an ESMF for the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Disaster-Prone Communities (DPC) Programme. This is aimed at improving health and disaster preparedness in select districts and communities in the three northern regions (Northern, Upper East and Upper West) of Ghana. WASH in DPC focuses on the following aspects to deliver its objectives:
- Increasing access to disaster-resilient sanitation and water facilities;
- Improving hygiene behaviours;
- Strengthening disaster resiliency at the community level; and
- Increasing regional, district and local capacity for sustainable management of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities
The programme, which has a target in 265 communities within 24 districts in northern Ghana was developed within the framework of the UN joint programming and has four (4) UN Agencies (UN-Habitat, UNICEF, UNDP and WHO) involved.