VIA WATER Sharing Skills Seminar in ACCRA


VIA WATER Sharing Skills Seminar in ACCRA

From the 20th to the 24th of November 2017, VIA WATER project owners who have benefited from the fund converged in Accra for a one week Sharing Skills Seminar. The group which comprised of project owners from Mozambique, Rwanda, Kenya, Mali and Benin joined their Ghanaian colleagues for a one week workshop on leadership, team building, project management, communication and others. The VIA Water team from IHE Delft and Aqua for All were also present. Local organization was handled by GNBCC.

Participants started arriving on Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th, and all the workshops took place at the International students Guest Center (ISGC), Tieman-Accra. The main goal of the seminar was to train the participants on project leadership and to forge lasting relationships between the project owners and to encourage them to keep sharing about their experiences in their projects

The programme started on Sunday evening with a welcome dinner, followed by workshops and field visits to four peer projects sites. On Thursday evening the 23rd, there was a closing Cocktail at the Dutch Ambassador’s residence; water sector players and partners were invited to the cocktail. This event provided a networking platform for most of the participants to network.

VIA Water is a Dutch funded programme that identifies innovative solutions for water problems facing cities in Ghana and six other African countries. The goal of the program is to create an inspiring and active learning community and to offer financial assistance to help realise innovative ideas. The VIA Water programmes is currently funding 60 innovative projects in selected African countries. For more information, visit, or contact Barnabas Apom at

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