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Re: The oldest and biggest ecosan project in East Africa is still expanding, but slowly!!! 02 Apr 2013 12:53 #4034

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The WASHTech project is developing a tool to help assess technologies to help decision makers. One of the technologies that was assessed was the UDDT in Uganda, see our blog post here:

washtechafrica.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/...ry-diversion-toilet/

We'll also be publishing a summary of the assessment soon.

[And please look round our website if you're interested in the WASHTech project more generally, or get in touch with any questions!]
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Information on Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) by WASHTech - a neutral approach for investigation of WASH technological innovation 12 Nov 2013 12:38 #6343

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The Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) provides a neutral approach for investigation of WASH technological innovation through an objective examination of criteria in the key dimensions:

Sustainability Dimensions

Technology performance
Market potential and scalability
Institutional support
Innovation and planning
Sustainability of service provision
Potential and process uptake of new technologies



The TAF comprises a screening assessment that does an initial assessment of the need for that technology in the context in which it is going to be applied and identify any show-stoppers. Those that pass this then undergo a more thorough assessment that uses 18 scoring sheets based on the six sustainability indicators above for three distinct perspectives: the user, the producer/implementer, and the regulator/investor.

The TAF is now available online at:

www.washtechnologies.net/en

There is a wonderful video on the frotn page of that website providing more of an introduction.

December 11, 2013 Webinar - Introducing and scaling up sustainable water and sanitation technologies 03 Dec 2013 17:13 #6610

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Join us for an introduction to WASHTech’s tools and a launch of the online resource base

Wednesday 11 December, 12.30-13.30 pm CET

Register at: www4.gotomeeting.com/register/871758759

Background

This webinar introduces two new tools that will help to select water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) technologies that keep working. The first, the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF), has been extensively tested and is now available on www.washtechnologies.net. A second, complementary tool, the Technology Introduction Process (TIP) provides guidance on the roles and activities needed for successful scaling up of technologies.

The TAF manual, questionnaires, Technology Introduction Process guidelines and other key publications are provided as public domain and can be accessed through www.washtechnologies.net. This resource base also provides a platform for sharing experiences on the application of the TAF after completion of the WASHTech project in December 2013.

Programme

  • Evolution of key tools- the Technology Applicability Framework and the Technology Introduction Process- feedback and uptake so far (inputs from the WASHTech country coordinators in Ghana, Uganda and Burkina Faso)
  • Q&A
  • Introduction to WASHTech’s online resource base www.washtechnologies.net highlighting tools, publications, the forum, videos and tutorials
  • Join the online community and apply the TAF and TIP. What can you do with these tools and publications?


The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Technologies (WASHTech) project (2011-2013) is co-funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission’s Africa Research Programme.

The WASHTech Consortium consists of the following organisations: IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, WaterAid UK, WaterAid Uganda, WaterAid Ghana, WaterAid Burkina Faso, TREND, KNUST, WSA, Cranfield University, NETWAS Uganda and Skat Foundation.

New WASHTech video

The new WASHTech video explains failure of many technology introduction processes and how the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) can help. Check it out at:
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Re: WASHTech video and TAF (Technology Applicability Framework) now online 05 Dec 2013 22:43 #6623

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Hi, this is great! I will share the information with my team. Has this been applied in Latin American contexts?
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Re: WASHTech video and TAF (Technology Applicability Framework) now online 06 Dec 2013 12:48 #6628

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Yes, it has been applied by WaterAid in Nicaragua. We're hoping to be able to post their write-up on the website soon, but I can see if there's a copy available that we could share with you!

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Si, gracias! We would like to learn more about the TAF and the Nicaragua experiece, if available.
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Re: December 11, 2013 Webinar - Introducing and scaling up sustainable water and sanitation technologies 20 Jan 2014 10:44 #7057

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The webinar recording, presentations and questions and answers are available on IRC's website www.irc.nl/page/82386:

You can read a short blogpost about the webinar on WASHTech's project weblog: washtechafrica.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/...tation-technologies/

Also, all the publications and tools from WASHTech are available on the resource base www.washtechnologies.net. This site has a discussion forum and allows people to upload and share cases of application of the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF)
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Re: WASHTech video and TAF (Technology Applicability Framework) now online 20 Jan 2014 10:48 #7058

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Webinar: From Technologies to Lasting Services
Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Sustainability

Presented by: André Olschewski, Water, Environmental Management and Spatial Planning Specialist, Skat Foundation; Benedict Tuffuor, Programme Officer, TREND Ghana; and Jo Smet, Senior Programme Officer, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

Date: 21 January 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m. New York, EST (convert to your time)

for more info: www.engineeringforchange-webinars.org/

Re: WASHTech video and TAF (Technology Applicability Framework) now online 03 Feb 2014 15:42 #7225

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The recording of the webinar organised by Engineering for Change (21st January) is available here: www.engineeringforchange.org/news/2014/0...ne_technologies.html

The webinar presents two tools developed by the WASHTech consortium. The Technology Assessment Framework helps assess the potential of a certain technology to provide sustainable service and work at large scales in a given context. The Technology Introduction Process (TIP) defines the roles of key actors needed for the successful introduction and scaling up of technologies in a country.

Both tools have been tested in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Uganda with input from government representatives, academics, civil society, local technology producers and technology users.

12 March -16h00 : SuSanA​​–WASHtech webinar on Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) 07 Mar 2014 18:34 #7682

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SuSanA secretariat and WASHtech invites you to participate in a webinar that will present and discuss the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) developed during the WASHtech project: www.washtechnologies.net

When: 16h00 CET on 12th March 2014 (Time converter: www.worldtimebuddy.com/)

Webinar outline:
15h30- Webinar room open
16h00- Welcome by Trevor Surridge (SuSanA secretariat)
16h05- Introduction to TAF by André Olschewski (Skat Foundation)
16h15- Questions on André's presentation
16h20- Experiences using TAF in Ghana by Benedict Tuffuor (TREND)
16h30- Questions on Benedict's presentation
16h35- WaterAid’s experience adapting and applying the TAF to a pour-flush toilet option in the Nicaraguan Caribbean by Joshua Briemberg (WaterAid)
16h45- Questions on Joshua presentation leading into an open Q&A session
16h59- Closing and wrap-up from Trevor
17h00- End of Webinar

Webinar Chair: Trevor Surridge (SuSanA secretariat)
Moderation Support: Sean Furey (Skat Foundation)

To participate you need to register:
To register send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and clearly state “TAF webinar” in the subject and you will be sent an invitation link to the Webinar.

Technical requirements:
For the technical requirements for WebEx:

If you have any questions about the webinar post them in reply to this post or email them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Look forward to your participation.

Regards
Trevor



About TAF:

The Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) provides a neutral approach for investigation of WASH technological innovation through an objective examination of criteria in the key dimensions:
  • Technology performance
  • Market potential and scalability
  • Institutional support
  • Innovation and planning
  • Sustainability of service provision
  • Potential and process uptake of new technologies

The TAF comprises a screening assessment that does an initial assessment of the need for that technology in the context in which it is going to be applied and identify any show-stoppers. Those that pass this then undergo a more thorough assessment that uses 18 scoring sheets based on the six sustainability indicators above for three distinct perspectives: the user, the producer/implementer, and the regulator/investor.



Watch the introduction video:



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Re: 12 March -16h00 : SuSanA​​–WASHtech webinar on Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) 08 Mar 2014 09:25 #7686

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Dear Trevor,

Thanks for inviting us all to this webinar on the TAF that was developed by the project WASHtech which has now come to an end.

I have a few small questions:
  • How come SuSanA is hosting this event, did it have any involvement in the WASHtech project, or is it mainly because Skat is a SuSanA partner?
  • Will there be a recording of the webinar made available afterwards on the SuSanA Youtube channel?
  • Will webcams of presenters and of participants be allowed in this webinar (I like the use of webcams in the Adobe Connect meetings; I think Webex also supports this; however most webinars don't encourage use of webcams for participants, only for presenters, due to bandwidth restrictions).
  • Who is the target audience for this webinar and how is it different to previous webinars about the TAF? E.g. I attended the webinar which was mentioned here in this thread: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/39-any...framework-now-online - would I benefit from participating again or would it mainly be a repeat?

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Re: 12 March -16h00 : SuSanA​​–WASHtech webinar on Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) 09 Mar 2014 20:18 #7702

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Thank you Elisabeth for the questions. I can answer a couple of questions.

How come SuSanA is hosting this event, did it have any involvement in the WASHtech project, or is it mainly because Skat is a SuSanA partner?


Well the WASHtech project had a number of SuSanA partners involved and this is great to see SuSanA partners cooperating and collaborating with each other, while coordinating their efforts and then communicating it to the community. So this is really an example of the SuSanA spirit in action.
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Will there be a recording of the webinar made available afterwards on the SuSanA Youtube channel?

There will be a recording of the webinar made available afterwards. Skat Foundation who is hosting the technical side of things has in the past used Vimeo to put up recordings of their webinar series for the RWSN. I will look into getting a copy up on the SuSanA youtube as well.

Will webcams of presenters and of participants be allowed in this webinar (I like the use of webcams in the Adobe Connect meetings; I think Webex also supports this; however most webinars don't encourage use of webcams for participants, only for presenters, due to bandwidth restrictions).
Who is the target audience for this webinar and how is it different to previous webinars about the TAF? E.g. I attended the webinar which was mentioned here in this thread: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/39-any...framework-now-online - would I benefit from participating again or would it mainly be a repeat?


I will get back to you on the last two questions, as I will need to double check with André and Sean at the Skat Foundation.

Rgds
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