Pacific Institute hosts Community Choices Workshop in Tamale

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Since 2010, the Pacific Institute has worked to develop a safe water decision support tool for communities seeking to achieve safe water access. In March of 2013, John Akudago and Misha Hutchings of the Pacific Institute invited partners to a workshop in Tamale, Ghana, to present the results of a two-country pilot of the Institute’s new Community Choices Tool. 34 representatives from Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA), New Energy, Prone North, Rural Aid, World Vision, UNICEF, the University of North Carolina (UNC), and the government of Ghana (CWSA), as well as two of the communities where the tool had been piloted, attended the workshop. Participants discussed lessons learned, strengths and weaknesses of the tool, and future steps for its refinement, dissemination, and implementation. A full report is available through the Pacific Institute.