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Title: Multi-faceted participatory approaches in rural water and sanitation projects
Authors: Dotse, F. Mawuena
Laryea, Nii Odai
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: DOTSE, F.M. and LARYEA, N.O., 2004. Multi-faceted participatory approaches in rural water and sanitation projects. IN: Godfrey, S. (ed). People-centred approaches to water and environmental sanitation: Proceedings of the 30th WEDC International Conference, Vientiane, Laos, 25-29 October 2004, pp. 264-266.
Abstract: The Rural Water and Sanitation Project implemented in two districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana between 1991 and 1996 by the UNDP and Ghana governments was people-centred in many ways. These included active participation of women, use of video films and microscopes in community mobilization and health/hygiene education, respect for local customs in borehole siting and the use of local folks in strategic construction of VIP latrines and pump repairs. Others include the impact of a mix in training venues, improved social status for voluntary workers, capacity-building and skills up-grading for local artisans leading to improved incomes among the poor etc. The success of the project hinged on the deployment of participatory strategies tailored to the socio-cultural milieu of the beneficiaries.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/30078
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