HAPI Hour Seminar: Jessica Kritz & Jessica Bissett, Building Women’s Empowerment through Cross-Sector Collaboration in Urban Slums of Accra

Every urban slum creates challenges too complex for governments to resolve when working alone. The largest slum in Accra, Ghana, is no exception. In 2015, Old Fadama—known locally as Sodom and Gomorrah—was a government “no-go zone” due to the generally lawless environment. Public health issues—with frequent cholera outbreaks at the forefront—created a driving force for stakeholders to take action. It was in this context that cross-sector collaboration began. The Old Fadama collaboration began with three stakeholders. In four years, the collaboration has grown to 1,500 people. An African solution to African problems, this locally-designed process has become a network of collaborations, united by a shared vision and strategy to resolve Old Fadama’s complex challenges. 

Wednesday, January 16 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

3520 Prospect St, Car Barn, Room 201 1545 18th St NW, 313

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Special Events, Community, Student Events, Social Justice, Graduate Student


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Master of Science in Health and the Public Interest Program






Jessica Kritz & Jessica Bissett

Open to the public and the press?


Event Contact Name

Vi Nguyen

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