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.