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Re: WASHTech video and TAF (Technology Applicability Framework) now online

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.

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Re: WASHTech video and TAF (Technology Applicability Framework) now online

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/

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Re: December 11, 2013 Webinar - Introducing and scaling up sustainable water and sanitation technologies

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

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

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: Information on Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) by WASHTech - a neutral approach for investigation of WASH technological innovation

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.
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Re: Webinar: Investing in effective technologies with the Technology Applicability Framework

Monday, June 3, 2013 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CEST

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. 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 International Water and Sanitation Centre will be hosting a 1-hour webinar on Monday 3rd June about both tools, currently under development by the WASHTech project. Register for the webinar here: www4.gotomeeting.com/register/994155407

Agenda:
  • 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
  • Closing

Find out more about WASHtech at washtechafrica.wordpress.com/
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The oldest and biggest ecosan project in East Africa is still expanding, but slowly!!!

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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