Work package 2 (Country situation analysis):
Now, The country team is ready to conduct the research activities thanks to the training on the TAF held in Ouagadougou by André Olschewski. All research and documentation activities have been jointly planned between WSA and WaterAid to collect MSC data and stories.
Work package 4 (Pilot technology assessments):
After Ghana, the country team of Burkina agreed to hold a workshop on the TAF from February 27 to 28, 2012. Some Implementation partners as well as some members of the LA took part in it in order to fully understand the pilot plan of the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF). This training on the TAF was a good opportunity for the stakeholders to agree on the technologies selected for the pilot. The implementation of the pilt will be done jointly withe these stakeholders, starting from March.
Work package 6 (Learning alliances):
The WASHTech team attended the RCN meeting held end of January. They took the opportunity to introduce the project and the forthcoming pilot activities, which was appreciated by the participants. The RCN members expressed their willingness to promote the technologies assessed by the TAF. In fact this was consecutive to the country team’s support request addressed to them. It should be noted that RCN members attended the TAF training workshop, as an evidence of their interest in the pilot process.
Plan for 2012: 2 meeting with the Learning alliances, one on January.
Work package 7 (Process monitoring/impact assessment):
As part of the implementation of the MSC documentation plan, the country communicator (Valérie from WSA) is preparing an interview guideline, together with the research team to collect and analyse stories. In fact, the leaders of workpage4 and Workpackage7 will work together in the coming days for testing the TAF for WP4 and for collecting stories for WP7. During the training on TAF, attempts were made to collect the first stories. More will be said about that in the next herald issue.
Work package 8 (Communication and knowledge management):
The communication plan for 2012 was darfted since January and a copy is available in dropbox. The team has taken the opportunity during the Resource Centres network (RCN) meeting on January 26 to talk about the project. The RCN members agreed to be WashTech learning alliance and to help in sharing and promote the TAF. The RCN is led by WSA and involves stakeholders of WASHTech.
The Burkina Faso participants to the Ghana meeting took the opportunity to brief the consortium on the various progress at country level.
Work package 9 (Coordination):
Valerie is taking over the communication activities from now and Coulibaly Yacouba of (WSA/BF country office) is taking the research activities together with Mathew Ocholi ( WSA headquarters).