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/
Sustainable WASH services can only be achieved if the technology used to provide services is sound enough for the specific context. Too often, however, water and sanitation services stop because the WASH technology no longer functions or is too complicated for the context which it’s in. New WASH technologies are promising successful solutions but are often not considered.
WASHTech, an action-research project, is developing and testing processes and tools to perform context-specific validations of potential WASH technologies. WASHTech also aims to successfully introduce the validated technologies into certain contexts such as countries, districts, or sub-districts.
Come and be part of this pre-launch on Friday 12 April 2013 from 09:30 – 11:00 hrs and learn how the “Technology Applicability Framework” and the “Technology Introduction Process” can help you achieve sustainable WASH services.
Register for this session here