Technology Applicability Framework - TAF

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A presentation on the Technology Applicability Framework - TAF by Paul Kimera, J. Smet, A. Olschewski, A.Parker during the 36th WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 2013.

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Technology Applicability Framework - TAF

  1. 1. Paul Kimera, J. Smet, A. Olschewski, A.Parker 36th WEDC International Conference ‘
  2. 2.    Water & sanitation services fail due to choice of technology e.g. 46% of rural water supply schemes in Tanzania are not functioning Promising technologies frequently do not go beyond the pilot stage. WASHTech Project has 2 main outputs; TAF, Technology Introduction Process (TIP) guide
  3. 3. TAF- A decision making tool on the applicability and sustainable use of a specific WASH technology and on its readiness for introduction within a specific context Use  To stimulate discussion about a WASH technology  To assess the potential of a particular WASH technology in a specific geographic and socio-economic context  Assess readiness of a sector to scale up a technology  Support M& E systems for technology introduction Design  Participatory tool that brings together user, regulator, and producer/provider perspective  Field data is collected by a diverse stakeholder group and verified in workshops  Designed to assess a single WASH technology
  4. 4.  Collection of relevant information for specific technology.  Orientation workshop/ Training of field staff  Field survey using guiding questionsUser, producer, regulator perspectives  Preliminary analysis and validation & scoring in a workshop  National level scoring workshop
  5. 5. Country Burkina Faso Ghana Uganda Technology Rope Pump VIP Latrine India Mark II UDDT Sand Dam Water Harvesting Tank Rope Pump Pour Flush Enviroloo Ghana Modified India Mark II Biofil Toilet Slow Sand Filter Rope Pump UDDT Solar Water Pump U2 Pump Ferro Cement Tank Tippy Tap Original rating Promising Successful Successful Successful New New Promising Promising Failed Successful New Successful Failed Successful New Successful Promising No conclusion New rating Successful Successful Successful Successful Promising Promising Promising Promising Failed Successful Promising Successful Failed Failed Promising Successful Successful No conclusion
  6. 6.       TAF is well received in Burkina Faso, Ghana & Uganda Global WASH professionals contacted confirm value of processes & tools for evaluating & monitoring Embedding process resulted in agreed TAF hosts; Burkina FasoDirection des Etudes et de l'Informationsurl'Eau (DEIE), Ghana Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) and Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate (EHSD), Uganda- the Appropriate Technology Centre (ATC) under the Ministry of Water &Environment Tools have the potential to be used for urban water & sanitation technologies Training Institutes to consider processes & TAF in their syllabi TAF recommended for adaptation in other countries for sustainable WASH services

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