Some participants at the Mole XXXII conference have urged the government of Ghana and its partners in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector to…
The Ghana WASH Journalists Network (GWJN) is a voluntary not-for-profit organization of Ghanaian journalists who are interested in using their professional skills to promote high quality standards in the country’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.
The Network was formed in 2008 by a group of practicing journalists with specialization in environmental reporting. WaterAid in Ghana (WAG) initiated the network formation as part of its multi-country program in West Africa to integrate the media as partners in WASH advocacy efforts.
Similar networks are in operation in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali and Cote d’Ivoire. WaterAid in Ghana has since 2008 been GWJN’s major sponsor.
Since its formal inauguration in March 2009, the Network has witnessed a gradual growth in membership and as of September 2011 stands at 70 drawn from both the private and public media in five of Ghana’s ten administrative regions.
To champion the rights of all to quality water, sanitation and hygiene services through media advocacy, research and education in collaboration with sector stakeholders.
VALUES (Guiding principles)
The Network commits itself to the following guiding principles:
“We inspire confidence in our network by adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards, demonstrating honesty, fairness, objectivity and transparency in every action that we take while not compromising the truth.”
“We are committed to promoting and upholding the highest standards of good stewardship and responsibility within the Network and the WASH sector as a whole.”
“We believe in building and sustaining a positive working relationship with other stakeholders to achieve synergy on WASH issues.”
“We are committed to a teamwork environment where every Network member is valued, treated with respect, encouraged to contribute and recognized and rewarded for his/her efforts.”
“We believe in communicating and advocating for the highest standards of environmental protection and conservation in the WASH sector. “
To become the leading media advocacy, communication and education network that ensures sustained delivery of quality Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for all.
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