WASHTech Uganda: Recommendations for sector strengthening


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A presentation by Paul Kimera, ATC Uganda, 27-28 June 2013.

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WASHTech Uganda: Recommendations for sector strengthening

  1. 1. Paul Kimera 27th-28th June 2013
  2. 2.      At commencement stage- Held a 2 day GTI workshop at the ATC in June Representation and participation from academia, MOH, MWE, TSUs, ATC, UWASNET, MOF. DLG Agreed to have a ‘Drafting Committee’/secretariat comprising of the ATC, NETWAS, WaterAid Uganda and to draft the GTIP ATC Coordinator will be the team Leader Agreed to have a wider steering committee to be chaired by the Commissioner RWSD.
  3. 3. Organizations- Steering committee           MWE MOH UWASNET UNBS UIRI UNICEF T4T MTI IRC AMREF
  4. 4. Scenarios  Water  Sanitation  Cost models not specifically explored Level of detail  Guidelines will identify ‘who should do what’ regardless of whether they are doing it presently  Guidelines will be applied by host when there is a technology MWE/MOH/producer seek to introduce  Guidelines will spell out roles and allocate costs to specific parties
  5. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Introduction of new technology/ introduction of modified technology (formal communication to MWE/MOH) MWE introduces product owner to ATC Product owner explains key features, purpose & benefits of product to ATC ATC explains GTI process to product owner and documents information Product tests carried out. UNBS certification acquired (where necessary) Formation of GTI core group for product Identification of pilot area in consultation with core group, MWE,ATC Piloting technology, documentation of process by ATC, etc.
  6. 6.     TAF Application Core group meeting on way forward w.r.t pilot and TAF findings Stakeholder workshop to disseminate findings Decision on next phase of introduction process
  7. 7.  Unresolved. Producer pays for tests  Producer pays for pilot hardware (partially)  MWE/ donor pays for pilot study and documentation  Producer handles marketing costs
  8. 8.  Monitoring tool to gauge technology performance and gaps  Team composition will be smaller to make it more affordable
  9. 9. Targeting 5 fora  1 Inter District meeting  WfP learning platform on Sanmat  WASHtech Core group meeting  Functionality working group meeting  UWASNET Technologies working group meeting  Embedding & advocacy should go on into the next year.
  10. 10.      TAF is well received in the 3 countries Global WASH professionals confirm value of processes & tools for evaluating & monitoring Agreed TAF hosts; Burkina Faso- (DEIE), Ghana (CWSA) &, Uganda- (ATC) Training Institutes to consider processes & TAF in their syllabi TAF recommended for adaptation in other countries for sustainable WASH services
  11. 11.       Should start with a preamble on introduction of technologies in the past, shortcomings and therefore need for a formal TIP A process of phasing out failed & obsolete technologies should be part of the GTI process. Should include a road map towards its development Budget provisions and timing of the GTI inadequate. Internal resource mobilization of key organizations involved required to ensure success Challenge to map out, capture, interest and bring aboard stakeholders (steering committee) Dissemination work including policy formulation & advocacy will require more than the 6 months left