Health & Environment

Health & Environment

Energy Justice Programme came about as a result of energy availability, accessibility and reliability challenges faced by the urban poor and especially those living in slums and informal settlements. The programme creates accessibility to sustainable energy sources in the form of solar home systems, solar lamps and clean cooking stoves and fuels.

These are community led waste management initiatives that are operated and managed by community boards set up under the project. Their functions do not just include operations and management but also behavioural change communication, hygiene promotion and enforcement of community byelaws on sanitation.

This is a partnership project between PD and UNICEF to use social norm campaigns to help create the enabling environment for the construction and installation of more than 5,000 improved household toilets and 8 institutional sanitation facilities in Ashaiman.

The community is a very poor community in Tamale and financing household toilets is a challenge. The MSLA in that community came together and mobilise some funds to start this block in partnership with the assembly. The assembly contributed land and access road while the community managed the funding of the facility. Labour was provided by the community to help reduce the cost of the facility. The top of the facility is to serve as a community centre where the community would use for social and other important gatherings. The service lock would serve more than 150 people a day.


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