Thanks to everyone that joined us in March for our 13th Beyond the Pipe Forum in Ghana. Here’s a glimpse of what happened at this year’s event:
Session 1: SWE GROWTH & ONGOING SECTOR REFORMS
Presentation: SWE Growth & Ongoing Sector Reforms in Ghana
With an operating footprint in nearly all 16 regions in Ghana and reaching an estimated 1.6m people, Small Water Enterprises (SWEs) are increasingly filling a safe water access gap in small towns and peri-urban communities. Parallel to this rapid field expansion and in response to the changing water services landscape, the Ghana Government is implementing reforms in rural water services including the proposed conversion of CWSA into a rural water services utility. Panelists will highlight possible governance, financing and regulatory issues with the proposed reforms, and their implications on the growth of SWEs, and prospects for attracting non-state actors to invest in Ghana’s rural water services sector.
Session 2: ACHIEVING SWE FINANCIAL VIABILITY
Presentation: Optimizations & Impact on SWE Financial Viability
A successful scale-up of SWEs requires a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities for achieving optimal financial and operating performance. This session will reflect on various optimization initiatives for SWEs implemented across SWN’s portfolio of 95+H2OME! water stations, and how these are impacting on their financial and operational performance. Panelists will discuss lessons that can be applicable for delivering sustainable “last mile solutions” and how the financial proposition for SWEs can be strengthened in order to attract diversified funding mix which is critical for growing the SWE market.
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For more information, contact:
Charles Nimako, Country Director
+233 30 2506497