Investing in the right technologies in a given context is an important step towards improving sustainability of WASH services. The Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) responds to an identified need for a tool to help decision makers assess if a water or sanitation technology is applicable to their situation. The TAF has undergone three rounds of testing in Uganda, Ghana and Burkina Faso and can be used by national governments, local government, donors and NGOs for both water and sanitation technologies.
Besides the choice of technology, the introduction process is also a critical factor determining sustainability of a WASH service. Technologies that are likely to perform well against a range of criteria can be piloted and scaled up using the Technology Introduction Process (TIP) guide.
IRC will be hosting a webinar about both tools, currently under development by the WASHTech project.
The webinar will take place on Monday 3 June, at 1430h- 15.30hrs UTC+01:00 (EST 0830-09.30hrs, East Africa 1530-16.30hrs; India 1900-20.00hrs).
Register for the webinar here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/994155407
* Welcome/ setup/ introductions
* Introduction to the Technology Applicability Framework and Technology Introduction Process (presentation by André Olschewski, SKAT) and clarifying questions
* Country case Ghana, assessing the rope pump (presentation by Benedict Tuffuor TREND) and clarifying questions
* Discussion, broader lessons from the project, looking ahead, embedding and potential application beyond WASHTech project