Centre for CSR partners WaterAid for Power of Partnership SDG Conference

John Kojo Williams, Lead Project Manager, Centre for CSR, West Africa

The Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) West Africa and WaterAid Ghana are jointly organising the Power of Partnership Conference. The Conference is aimed at harnessing partnership opportunities that will help accelerate Ghana’s efforts at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

According to the Country Director of WaterAid Ghana, Abdul-Nashiru Mohammed: “It is becoming increasingly inevitable that to achieve the SDGs, Ghana and all SDGs stakeholders will need to embrace the power of partnership like never before.

“While WaterAid Ghana is committed to the realisation of SDG 6 – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all – we are aware that Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) underpins other SDGs and are working harder to integrate WASH into wider development.”

He continued: “We have reached over 2 million Ghanaians with water, sanitation and hygiene services. and over 800,000 with improved sanitation – which has improved livelihoods in rural communities. It is in this light that the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), West Africa, and WaterAid Ghana are bringing together development organisations, corporate Ghana and key SDGs partners to discuss and explore the power of partnership”.

Ghana is one the fastest-growing economies in Africa, which presents exciting opportunities for business. The private sector plays a key role in the development of Ghana – not just economically, but on a larger social and developmental scale that ensures growth which is sustainable.

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Kojo Williams, Co-Founder and Lead Project Manager of the Centre for CSR, West Africa explained: “Our Centre has been at the forefront of advocating partnerships for development among SDGs stakeholders across West Africa, and has encouraged and influenced some successful development-oriented partnerships and projects”.

Last year, the Centre for CSR, West Africa was acknowledged by the University of Cambridge, UK, for its contribution to the university’s global research on ‘New CSR Models’ which studied more than 400 rms.

The Centre has contributed to creating awareness around the misconceptions associated with CSR and Sustainability in West Africa, while putting companies on their social responsibility and sustainability toes for their greater good and the benet of other stakeholders, the environment and society at large.

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