Category Archives: rope pumps

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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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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WASHTech Burkina: La pompe à Corde, bien appréciée des communautés peine pourtant à être vulgarisée

Dans le cadre du test du Technology  Applicability Framework (TAF) du projet WASHTech, l’équipe de recherche de Burkina a effectué une visite terrain dans les provinces du Boulgou et du Boulkièmedé au cours du mois d’Avril. La visite terrain  a … Continue reading

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Pre-testing TAF: The Journey starts with the rope pump

The Rope pump is a simple and affordable technology manufactured locally by WATCOM Technical services in Uganda. The rope pump was introduced in Uganda by WaterAid in 2005. Since then the technology has been piloted and adopted in many parts … Continue reading

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Africa wide WASH technology review published

WASHTech has published a literature review focusing on 14 technologies used in Africa in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. For each technology there is a description of the range of literature available on it, a concise description of the … Continue reading

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