Between 2018 and 2019, stakeholders from national and county government agencies, development partners, NGOs, civil society, and academia convened in a series of workshops organised by the Water Resources Commission and the Ghana Country Water Partnership, under the lead of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, to design a SDG6 IWRM Action Plan implementable within three years.
The objective of the SDG 6 IWRM Action Plan was to enhance sectoral capacity, coordination, and monitoring and to raise awareness of opportunities in IWRM to attract the private sector. After a two-day consultation workshop, a five-member IWRM Action Plan Task Force was formed to further engage in consultations with other stakeholders that were not present in the consultation workshops and build upon these consultations to draft a prioritised Action Plan to be reviewed and validated by relevant stakeholders. The draft was presented at a Stakeholder Validation Workshop in June 2019, where the plan was reviewed and validated by working groups divided according to thematic areas representing the dimensions of IWRM. The results were then presented, discussed, and adopted in plenary.
The result is an Action Plan consisting of nine action points adopted for implementation and covering all four of the IWRM dimensions.