Watershed Annual Report 2019
As Watershed closed its fourth year of implementation, it has seen an impressive number of results. All the Work Packages saw at least one concrete change in the practices of their governments in the form of laws, policies and/or norms being implemented towards...
Published on June 29, 2020
How civil society is adapting WASH advocacy to COVID-19
Report of a Watershed empowering citizens webinar on adjusting your advocacy to COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing development organisations and programmes to rapidly readjust their advocacy strategies. How do you not only support local or national...
Published on May 25, 2020
Giving rural communities voice at the table with local government: A case study in Ghana using community score card
Hope for Future Generations (HFFG) is working with rural communities in Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Area in Western Region of Ghana; to empower citizens to do lobby and advocacy on water and sanitation. HFFG developed Community Score Card indicators with the citizens...
Published on November 6, 2019
“They are drinking our shit”
During a Watershed field trip, a community leader experiences a lightbulb moment. “They are drinking our shit”, remarked a community member from Domeabra (Ghana) and started laughing as he realised the ridiculousness of open defecation. This occurred during a...
Published on October 3, 2019
Water Bodies in Western Region Highly Contaminated by Faecal Matter – Report
Water bodies within the Ankobra Basin of the Western Region of Ghana are highly contaminated by faecal matter due to open defecation and other human activities. This was revealed when a team of study personnel from Conservation Foundation (CF), a Non-governmental...
Published on June 23, 2019
Local relations built during Watershed will continue beyond the programme
On 7-10 August 2018, the Watershed partners came together in Accra to discuss progress and success, and to look at the future. How do they reflect on this year’s progress? The Watershed programme meeting in Accra on 7-10 August brought together local partners from...
Published on January 21, 2019
Strengthening citizen’s oversight of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Integrated Water Resources Management in rural communities of Ghana
This briefing note strongly advocates that citizens’ monitoring through social accountability mechanisms is the way forward to improve sustainability of WASH facilities and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) for rural communities in Ghana.
Published on September 11, 2018
Strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations to influence policy and achieve SDG 6
Watershed empowering citizens is a strategic partnership of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IRC, Simavi, Wetlands International and Akvo. This brief document shares the work and direction of the partnership.
Published on March 15, 2018
Strong Civil Society Needed To Improve Governance In The WASH Sector In Ghana
The issue of governance has become fundamental in every human endeavor. Governance permeates every societal fabric including corporate institutions, nation building and the provision of essential social services such as WASH services. It was therefore no wonder that...
Published on February 23, 2017
Civil Society Organisations urged to partner government – WASH
Accra, Feb 17, GNA – Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been urged to partner government for collective action towards achieving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A statement issued by IRC, an international...
Published on February 20, 2017
Pathways to change : empowering citizens
In seven countries, Watershed partners have met to develop “theories of change” (ToCs) for capacity building in lobbying and advocacy. Teams in Kenya, Uganda, Mali, Ghana, Bangladesh and India developed national ToCs, while teams in Amsterdam/The Hague developed...
Published on July 15, 2016