The WASHTech Consortium is organising a webinar to introduce the WASHTech’s tools and launch the online resource base
Wednesday 11 December, 12.30-13.30 pm CET
This webinar introduces two new tools that will help to select water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) technologies that keep working. The first, the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF), has been extensively tested and is now available on www.washtechnologies.net. A second, complementary tool, the Technology Introduction Process (TIP) provides guidance on the roles and activities needed for successful scaling up of technologies.
The TAF manual, questionnaires, Technology Introduction Process guidelines and other key publications are provided as public domain and can be accessed through www.washtechnologies.net. This resource base also provides a platform for sharing experiences on the application of the TAF after completion of the WASHTech project in December 2013.
- Evolution of key tools- the Technology Applicability Framework and the Technology Introduction Process- feedback and uptake so far (inputs from the WASHTech country coordinators in Ghana, Uganda and Burkina Faso)
- Introduction to WASHTech’s online resource base http://www.washtechnologies.net highlighting tools, publications, the forum, videos and tutorials
- Join the online community and apply the TAF and TIP. What can you do with these tools and publications?
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Technologies (WASHTech) project (2011-2013) is co-funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission’s Africa Research Programme.
The WASHTech Consortium consists of the following organisations: IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, WaterAid UK, WaterAid Uganda, WaterAid Ghana, WaterAid Burkina Faso, TREND, KNUST, WSA, Cranfield University, NETWAS Uganda and Skat Foundation.
This short video illustrates the challenge of technology in WASH and how the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) provides a systematic and participatory way of assessing and adopting technology innovation at scale, for services that last.
Cheap and affordable solutions that can provide sustained access to WASH services are within reach, yet very few of these have been implemented effectively. Despite the technological leaps achieved in the last few decades, progress towards improved access to WASH services, particularly in many rural areas, is at a staggering low.
WASHTech, a 3 year EU funded research project, has developed a systematic and participatory way of assessing and adopting technology innovation that effectively takes the poorest of the world a step closer to expanding their life choices and opportunities for development.
The TAF can be accessed at http://www.washtechnologies.net/en/
Originally posted on WASHTech, THE project (2011-2013):
Investing in the right technologies in a given context is an important step towards improving sustainability of WASH services. The Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) responds to an identified need for a tool to help decision makers assess if a water or sanitation technology is applicable to their situation. The TAF has undergone three rounds of testing in Uganda, Ghana and Burkina Faso and can be used by national governments, local government, donors and NGOs for both water and sanitation technologies.
Besides the choice of technology, the introduction process is also a critical factor determining sustainability of a WASH service. Technologies that are likely to perform well against a range of criteria can be piloted and scaled up using the Technology Introduction Process (TIP) guide.
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