Financing and WASH in GAMA – GTG Webinar – May 12th 2016

Firstly, thank you.

The WASH sector model is complete, working and functional. It is a result of the excellent collaboration between you in Ghana and us in the UK and all the organisations who have attended the GTG, webinars, sourced data, worked on use cases and helped to create this global first innovation in systems modelling for city resilience planning and investment.

So, thank you.

Webinar meeting 12th May

The final (extra) webinar of the 7-part series was held on the 12th May with a record number of over 35 in-country attendees with 5 districts plus the private and public sectors represented.  After a brief global update, Catherine Allinson of Future Earth Ltd., explained the concept of a Collaboratory, a collective space for building shared intelligence, and in this context the expert group which will advise a wide range of stakeholders on the in- and outputs from the model.  The cross-sector, independent Collaboratory will be the voice piece between the detailed modelling and data/statistics-driven model, society, and national and local government.  It will share knowledge and disseminate scenario tested results based on ecological, social and economic values, fostering integrated systems thinking to identify pathways to achieving city and national ambitions and of course the Global Goals.

The GTG is a foundation sector specific Collaboratory – comprised of all four sectors as illustrated here.



The modelling team from ICL/IIER then shared the final results from the 3 chosen use cases on potable water supply based on current projects, waste water treatment and toilet infrastructure provision, proving that there is sufficient data availability in Ghana to support decision making using the very latest cutting edge systems modelling techniques.  For instance, on top of current investments in on-going projects demand will rise for potable water:


These case studies show how the model will enable the Ghana government, national planning agencies and companies responsible for water and sanitation and communities they serve, to scenario test current and future supply and demand (by district, gender, income etc.) and to assess the appropriateness of new technologies to meet that future supply and demand from an economic, ecological and social view point.


The full case studies are available for all, just contact Catherine at


Christoph Waldersee from The Ecological Sequestration Trust then presented a better way of strengthening climate resilience with a focus on how to finance it in his Financing Resilient Infrastructure and Risk Management presentation.

He explained that through a sustainable Urban Development and Investment Facility, linked to the evidence base of the model, it is possible to attract international and national capital to fund a raft of infrastructure and service delivery requirements and reduce risk for investors.


Webinar slide download – pdf


Webinar audio download – mp3