WSA has held a meeting with the Department for Water Resources (DGRE) at the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources on Thursday 26th July. The purpose was to present the WASHTech project and TAF in particular with the Department, describe its added value, explore the opportunity for closer collaboration and identify the best institution to host the TAF.
Participating officials from the Department were: Somda Maxime, Director of M&E, Tiendrebeogo Julienne, officer responsible for Planning and Technical support, De Winter Peter, Technical Assistant for Water and Sanitation, and Bonkoungou Ousmane, Director of Research and Potable Water Technologies.
Mathew Ocholi and Emmanuel Addai from the WSA Head Office also joined Valerie Sorgho and Yacouba Coulibaly from the Burkina Faso office for the meeting.
The officials were generally impressed with the tool and expressed the need to develop and add it to the sector M&E systems since, they admitted, there is currently no tool like TAF in the sector. Mr. Somda, for instance, indicated that though Burkina Faso has already selected its own standard technology for water and sanitation, there is no tool to monitor their performance or acceptance yet.
The Officials from DGRE asked for a more comprehensive presentation of TAF at a bigger sector forum such as the Annual Sector Review or a special seminar organized purposely for that.
4 audios and videos stories were collected during this meeting.