GARID Project Trains Women in Disaster Risk Reduction

The Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) project has held a training workshop on disaster risk reduction for women groups within the project intervention areas. The event, a collaborative effort between the GARID Project and National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), aimed at empowering women as key stakeholders in disaster preparedness and response strategies. Through […]

Sanitation Ministry Completes First Phase of Clean Accra Campaign in GARID Assemblies

  The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, in collaboration with the seventeen (17) Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies under the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project, has successfully concluded the first phase of “Clean Accra Campaign” in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area. The combined clean up and heavioural change campaign aimed at promoting […]

Sanitation Teams in GARID Project Beneficiary Assemblies Trained in Responsible Solid Waste Management Practices 

In a bid to tackle the menace of indiscriminate waste disposal and promote cleaner communities, the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, through the GARID Project, has held orientation workshops for nine (9) newly formed sanitation committees in five GARID Project beneficiary Assemblies. These committees, comprising individuals from various communities within Okaikwei North, Korle Klottey, […]

World Bank Inspects Progress of Community Upgrading and Drainage Works Under the GARID Project

The World Bank’s Senior Social Development Specialist, Ms. Nneka Okereke, has led a team of experts on an inspection tour of the ongoing community upgrading and drainage improvement works under the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development Project. The inspection, conducted in collaboration with lecturers from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Ghana […]

Accra takes bold step towards flood resilience with cutting-edge warning system

In a groundbreaking move to safeguard lives and property from the perennial flooding, the Minister for Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye, has unveiled a state-of-the-art Accra Flood Early Warning System (FEWS). This initiative, part of the Greater Accra Resilience and Integrated Development (GARID) project, represents a significant stride in the battle against the devastating impact […]

Community Upgrading Works Starts in Alogboshie

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Francis Asenso-Boakye has cut sod for the commencement of community upgrading works in Alogboshie, a low-income settlement under the GARID Project. Speaking at the event, Mr. Asenso-Boakye, said under the current phase of the GARID Project, the Ministry, will undertake the construction of primary and secondary drains, access […]

Enforce Bye-laws to Help Reduce Flooding in Accra, Deputy Local Government Minister Directs MMDAs

The Deputy Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Martin Kwaku Adjei-Mensah Korsah, has directed Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies in Accra to strictly enforce sanitation regulations and building codes to help curb the incidences of flooding in the capital city.   He made the call during an inspection tour of ongoing desilting works […]

Local Government Minister Calls for Collaboration Among Assemblies to Manage Flood Risk in Accra

The Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Mr. Daniel Botwe, has made a fervent call for collaboration among Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies (MMAs) along the Odaw River channel to effectively manage flood risk in Accra. Mr. Botwe made the plea during an inspection tour of the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) […]

Stakeholders in Two Flood-Prone Communities Engaged Ahead of Commencement of Upgrading Works under the GARID Project

The Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project has held separate stakeholders’ engagement programmes in Alogboshie and Akweteyman as part of efforts to ensure community involvement and collaboration in the rollout of upgrading works in the two flood-prone settlements. In his opening remarks, the GARID Project Coordinator, Dr. Kwadwo Ohene Sarfoh, emphasized the significance […]

Sanitation Ministry Distributed Waste Collection Equipment to GARID Project Assemblies

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources has distributed seventeen (17) refuse compactor trucks and other solid waste management equipment to the Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies under the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project. The move according to the ministry forms part of efforts by the government to improve solid waste management capacity […]

ISSER Holds Lecture Series on the GARID Project

The Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, Legon, has held a lecture series on the land value capture potentials under the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project and how transcalar politics influence the design and implementation of the Project. Opening the workshop, a Professor of Urban […]

Sanitation Ministry commences implementation of Accra Solid Waste Management Strategy

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources marked commencement of the implementation of Accra Solid Waste Management Strategy developed under the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project with a behavior change campaign and cleanup exercise in Alogboshie, one of the three beneficiary low-income communities under the Project The learning-by-doing event which was carried […]

GARID PROJECT TRAINS FEMALE INFORMAL WASTE WORKERS IN ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT

The Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project has organized capacity building workshop in small business management and entrepreneurship for female waste pickers and waste collectors. The workshop is part of the interventions the Project is implementing to improve solid waste management capacity in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area. Addressing participants, the Coordinator of […]

Government Launches Social Behaviour Change Campaign on Solid Waste and Flood Risk Management in Accra

The Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project has launched a Social Behavior Change Communication campaign to improve solid waste and flood risk management within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA).   The campaign activities which will be carried out in communities within the Odaw Basin, and in basic schools, market centres, religious gatherings, […]

NADMO Conducts Simulation Exercises in Five Flood Prone Municipalities in the Greater Accra Region

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in collaboration with the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project has conducted desktop flood simulation exercises in five Municipalities within the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area to assess the readiness of the selected Assemblies to respond to incidence of flooding and reduce the impacts of flood disaster along […]

Three Flood-Prone Communities in Accra Prioritize Needs for inclusion in GARID Project’s Community Upgrading Plan

Residents of Nima, Akweteyman and Alogboshie, the three beneficiary flood prone communities under the Participatory Community Upgrading Component of the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project, have been urged to actively participate in the ongoing stakeholders’ engagement process to prioritise their communities’ needs for inclusion in the preparation of Community Upgrading Plans under […]

Informal Waste Sector Workers Collect More than Half of the Waste Generated in Accra -A Research Study

Findings from a study commissioned by the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project into Solid Waste Management in low-income communities in Accra have revealed that the Informal Waste Sector workers collect 51% of waste in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). This was made known during a high-level workshop organized by the GARID […]

GARID Project Presents Solid Waste Management Strategy to Key Stakeholders

The Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project in collaboration with the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) has presented a Solid Waste Management Strategy developed for the seventeen (17) participating MMDAs to key stakeholders in the Greater Accra Region.                                                                                                                                         The strategy which was presented at a high-level workshop for top officials […]

GARID Project Donates PPEs To Informal Waste Workers

The Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project has distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to some Informal Waste Sector (IWS) workers in Accra. The presentation was made during an Occupational Health and Safety training workshop organized by the Project for the informal waste workers. In his opening remarks, the Project Coordinator, Dr Ohene Sarfoh, […]

GARID Organizes Capacity Building Workshop For The Informal Waste Sector Workers

The Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project has organized a 2-day capacity building workshop on sustainable livelihoods and collective organization for the Informal Waste Sector (IWS) workers in Accra. Speaking at the opening session of the workshop, the Coordinator of the GARID Project, Dr. Kwadwo Ohene Sarfoh, underscored the importance of the Informal […]

GARID Project Commences Detailed Design for Upgrading Works in Three Communities in Accra

The Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) Project has commenced detailed engineering designs for upgrading basic infrastructure in three highly flood prone communities in Accra -Nima, Alogboshie and Akweteyman. The proposed upgrading works, which will include construction of drains, access roads, alley ways, streetlights, and solid waste management infrastructure, is aimed at reducing the […]