The first phase of GNWP (2012-2015) resulted in the development of:

  • 100 WASH in Schools programs
  • 5 Master Plans
  • Preliminary designs for WASH infrastructure in the Greater Accra area
  • Quick Impact activities and Policy Support projects with MLGRD
  • Capacity building for MA’s
  • Sanitation Bye laws review

The second Phase= 5 projects + Ghana WASH Window projects (11) 

Phase 2 Projects

The Operational support project makes a provision for a block allocation to create a flexible “Policy Support Facility” for the Ghana Netherlands WASH Progamme (GNWP). This Policy Support Facility will allow the embassy to support MLGRD and other key government stakeholders to fulfil their role in GNWP and to efficiently outsource a range of necessary tasks and assignments.  This project ends in December 2017 and its worth is 100,000 Euro's.

The 20 million euros Cape Coast Water Supply Project is the expansion of the water transmission capacity from Sekyere Heman Water Treatment Plant. Its purpose is to improve the distribution of water throughout the CCMA and KEEA supply area. Cape Coast and Elmina will on project completion benefit from drinking water coming from Sekyere WTP via the Old and New Brimsu Water Treatment Plants (WTP). It supplies water to 400,000 people in Elmina and Cape Coast. This project ended in December 2016, and it is yet to be commissioned by the Minister of Sanitation and Water for approval.

The 'Living water from the mountain – Protecting Atewa water resources’ project aims at safeguarding the important water supply provided by Atewa forest and contribute to the long term sustainability of the Ghana Netherlands WASH Program (GNWP). Protecting Atewa forest aligns with the GNWP vision that long term water quality and quantity depends to a large extent on responsible river basin management, in this case focusing on the vulnerable Densu and Birim/Pra river systems of which Atewa forest forms a highly crucial water source. This project ends in March 2017 worth 3million euros

The Improving Urban Sanitation Project is implemented by UNICEF in 3 municipalities Ashiaman, Ho and Tamale. This project seeks to support the Government of Ghana in accelerating urban sanitation access, addressing the need for a national model for urban sanitation, whilst supporting targeted urban MMDAs to deliver on-ground sanitation solutions. It ends in December 2019 worth USD 7.8million

The Catalysing WASH from Possible to Profitable (P2P) project is a meso/ micro finance facility structured to improve WASH service delivery by improving access to credit facilities for individual house owners and MSMEs in the WASH sector in both rural and urban settlements. The project is a 6million euro revolving fund which will be in implementation for 5years then a trust fund will be established and maintained for the Ghanaian WASH sector. (Ends in December 2019)

The Ghana WASH WINDOW is a component of the Ghana Netherlands Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (GNWP) which started in 2014. It is a subsidy instrument to promote PPPs to help solve WASH challenges through synergies between NGOs, knowledge institutes, private & public sector for both Ghanaian and Dutch companies. This component gives subsidies of up to 70% on projects, and the remaining budget is contributed by the project partners. In these 11 projects the Dutch subsidy of a total of € 37 million leveraged a total of € 60 million from private parties.

All the selected projects use a business-like approach. Some projects deal with supply of safe drinking water to urban communities whilst other projects address waste issues by turning faecal sludge or organic waste into electricity, biogas, compost or charcoal, products that can be marketed to provide income and jobs for young people and women.