It is a 3-year EU funded project (FP7) Focuses on technologies for sustainable WASH delivery in Peri-urban, Small Towns and Rural areas Multi-Stakeholder Action Research Project involving European (IRC, SKAT, WaterAid) and African partners Three countries: Ghana, Burkina Faso and Uganda Implementing institutions in Ghana are TREND/RCN, KNUST- DCE and WaterAid in Ghana It adopts the LA approach to ensure learning and sector uptake
Work ActivityPackage WP1 Consortium Management WP2 Situation analysis on WASH technology introduction + uptake WP3 Framework/ process design +development and finalisation WP4 Pilot Technology assessments (3 countries) WP5 Recommendations for sector strengthening WP6 Capacity building for Learning Alliance members WP7 M+E / Analysis of impact WP8 Communications and information dissemination WP9 Coordination
To provide the sector with 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.
Overall goal is to facilitate effective investments in new technologies for sustained access to WASH services Strengthen sector capacity for informed decision in the choice of sustainable WASH technologies Identify barriers and opportunities for scaling up technology beyond pilot stage To provide a set of methodological tools and participatory approaches for informed decision-making and strategic planning Support the embedding of the practice of multi- stakeholder learning, sharing and collaboration
Global Country SpecificTechnology Assessment Framework Establishment of WASHTech core(TAF) group (WD, EHSD, CWSA, CONIWAS, SHEP, Private consultants, implementing partnersInformative guidelines for the Technology (selected) review reportapplication and adaptation of TAF atdifferent scalesA global TAF review report KAP study on technology assessment and approval process reportCountry situational assessment Project communication strategyreportsA WASHTech website Country project flyer, PoC, MSC planA series of training courses to roll out Establishment of localand embed the use of TAF (Regional/District) LA in pilot areas (UER, VR and AR)
(1) (2) (3) + 0 - The draft TAF has so far (4) (5) (6) been piloted on the ff technologies: - - 0 ◦ Rope Pump (7) (8) (9) ◦ Gh Modified Indian Mark 0 + ? II ◦ Enviroloo (10) (11) (12) ◦ Pour Flush ? 0 0 Next phase will pilot the: (13) (14) (15) ◦ Slow Sand Filtration + 0 0 System (16) (17) (18) ◦ Biofil Digester System 0 0 -
Roles User and /or Buyer Producer and / or Provider Regulator, Investor in Process, Facilitator and Dimensions /or Supervisor Economics and Price of product and level of Supportive financial Affordability revenue generated Financial mechanism Social Demand for the technology Need for behavioural change Need for Promotion or social marketing Dependency upon other technical DeDD Environmental Potential for negative impact on Potential for negative impact for Dependency on other environment and public health local production of technology technical and spare parts components of system Legal or custody structures for management of Organisational, Legislative regulation for Level of alignment with Legal or custody national long termInstitutional & Legal producer and products & structures for Requirements for strategies. Availability of management of validation process and registration Technical Standards technology in place Skills & Technical Capacity of User to manage Level of technical and Capacity for information and Knowhow complexity of the technology business skills needed documentation, market research and follow up for including operation and this technology maintenanceTechnology - Product Viable supply chain for products Support mechanism for test Reliability of Technology and spares and product development and introduction
Who will host the TAF – CWSA, EHSD, WD, KNUST, Research institutions No well documented approach to technology approval currently exists – CWSA and EHSD ha No national programmes exist for supporting the development of technologies Difficulty in getting full stakeholder participation during scoring workshops Getting perspective of producers who are not in the country Ownership of the learning element has sustainability implications Getting people to commit to learning has a time factor. It comes with constant effort. Sustainable funding