"WASH Sector Challenges, Successes and the way forward with Academia"






 1 – 2 August, 2017



The 1st UDS WASH Conference under the auspices of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Consultancy Services (IIRaCS) of UDS will be held in collaboration with stakeholders on1 -2 August 2017. The theme for the Conference is WASH Sector Challenges, Successes and the way forward with Academia”



University for Development Studies has an interest in collaborating to sustainably address challenges in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in Ghana.

In the light of this shared interest, we intend to organize a two-day WASH Conference to take place on the Navrongo campus of UDS on August 1-2, 2017. Expected to attend will be WASH experts across the spectrum, WASH practitioners, WASH policy makers and framers, WASH beneficiaries, WASH consultants, WASH contractors, NGOs in WASH, and even WASH sector sympathizers. In addition, we expect to attract technical experts in WASH, academia interested in WASH activities, public health experts connected to WASH, and also persons with expertise in various aspects of WASH, including engineering, industrial hygiene, public health, business and enterprise management in subsistence marketplaces, and behavior modification. The conference will highlight research in WASH, lessons, challenges, best practices and successes chalked in WASH over the years in Ghana. The conference will also provide a forum for better collaboration between academia and practice, in order to deliver sustainable WASH in all our communities in which we work. Finally, the conference will seek to explore and identify areas for future collaboration and research.



  • Community Water and Sanitation Agency
  • Metropolitan/Municipal/District Assemblies
  • Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Consultancy Services, UDS
  • Universities
  • Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing

Expected Participants

  • Scientists and Technologists
  • Research Institutes
  • Policy Makers
  • Water and Sanitation Sector Players – Implementers and Financiers
  • Water and Sanitation Consultants and Contractors
  • Government Institutions
  • NGO’s and Donor Agencies
  • Traditional Rulers
  • Tertiary Institutions
  • Students
  • Press
  • Faith Based Organisations
  • The General Public


Sub-themes :

1. WASH and Academia – The Way to go

2. Menstrual Health Hygiene and Management

3. WASH and Gender

4. WASH and Emergencies

5. Current Perspectives on Sanitation

6. Water Quality and Management

7. Financing WASH

8. Operations and Maintenance Issues

9. Rural and Urban Water Supply

10. Hygiene promotion and education


For further enquiries and registration, contact

Sam on 0500129893/ 0209311396 or Alex on 020825451/ 0382095756


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