Category Archives: Water-lifting devices

Using the TAF to evaluate handpumps in different contexts

One of the exciting outputs from the WASHTech project has been the piloting the use of the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) to assess the India Mark II in Burkina Faso, Uganda (U2) and Ghana (Ghana Modified) and the Rope Pump … Continue reading

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1st WASHTech webinar attracts 25 participants and lots of questions

How were community members engaged in the piloting of the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) for the rope pump in Ghana? This was one of the questions asked during the Webinar “Investing in effective technologies with the Technology Applicability Framework”, which … Continue reading

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Assessing the potential of solar powered pumping for domestic water supply in Uganda

In Kanungu district of south western Uganda, the Technology Applicability Framework  (TAF) work was used to assess the potential of solar powered water pumping in the country.The exercise involved representatives from the Ministry of Water and Environment, Technical Support Units … Continue reading

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TAF Experiences from Ghana

Kassim Yakububu Al-Hassan of Water Aid in Ghana presented the experiences from Ghana after applying TAF to rope pump in Ghana. The presentation covered the detailed roles of the partners. Prior to testing two trainings were carried out firstly for … Continue reading

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Experiences with TAF testing in Burkina Faso

Coulibaly Yacouba Noel of Water and Sanitation for West Africa shared the experiences from Burkina Faso. In his presentation Noel eluded that during TAF testing, the focus group discussions generated rich discussions. Many people approached during the testing were enthusaiatic … Continue reading

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Experiences of Testing TAF in Uganda.

Geofrey Kidega of WaterAid Uganda shared the Ugandan experiences with using TAF in Iganga and Mayuge districts on the rope pump technology. Kidega deliberated on methods, composition of study teams and challenges.   The insights from applying TAF will feed into … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Technology Applicability Framework.

5/29/2012. Vinny Casey of Water Aid officially opened the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) review workshop at lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe Uganda that has brought together all the WASHTech consortium members to reflect on outcomes of testing of TAF in the … Continue reading

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