GAMA WASH sector prototype demonstration

The Ecological Sequestration Trust has been working in Ghana in partnership with The Cities Alliance as part of the Future Cities Africa Programme launched in early 2015, supported by the UK Government’s Department for International Development. The Programme supports African cities to anticipate and minimise future challenges in terms of climate, environment and natural resources, giving them the tools they need to undertake better planned, more participatory urban development.


In the summer of 2016 the team debuted the prototype in Ghana.  Focussed on Water and Sanitation initially and demonstrated through 3 specific use cases, the prototype models the resource flows through the Greater Accra area with innovative process models and simulates the population using an Agent Based Model.  15 people from Government, business and academia have had training in the prototype and now have installed on their machines.


This is a real breakthrough and allows users to investigate the best strategies to achieve 100% access to clean water and sanitation throughout Greater Accra.  The work received some fantastic plaudits from the deputy minister for local government and the deputy mayor “ is an investment that will yield for generation over generation”, “it is a great thing for Accra, for Ghana and I believe that it will be a great thing for Africa”. 


We are now looking to consolidate this work and to establish an investment fund that uses evidence from to support new water and sanitation projects in Greater Accra.  For more information see this short video – the story so far..