A few facts about Ghana

By Ray Johnson

Good day! My first official Blog posting as we await a departure from London Heathrow to Accra, Ghana – part of a contingent of HSBC Corporate Sustainability and WaterAid staff who are making the trip from London to Accra.

A bit about Ghana:

On the way to Ghana

By Sue Alexander

HSBC and WaterAid head to Ghana

HSBC Water Programme Regional Co-ordinators will be swapping their daily commutes to the office for a taste of life in rural Ghana, West Africa. The team of seven, which includes Sue Alexander, HSBC’s Head of Environmental Programmes, are travelling from their bases in the UK, North America, Brazil, Hong Kong and Dubai on November 10, to spend a week with WaterAid employees in Ghana, gaining first hand experience of how WaterAid will be using HSBC funding to improve the lives of people living in communities who have little or no access to safe water and sanitation.

A million schools to celebrate Global Handwashing Day

More than one million schools across the globe are set to celebrate the 5th annual Global Handwashing Day on October 15. It is hoped that more than 200 million people in more than 100 countries will take part in the event, which has been organised by the Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW). In Latin America an attempt is being made to get one million people to wash their hands simultaneously to set a new record.

World Water Week – a view from the ground – day 5

An early start today at 8 am, when Barbara Frost, Water Aid’s CEO and myself headed to Stockholm Water Prize Laureates Seminar in the presence of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, who has been a constant supporter of the World Water Week conference.

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