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WASHTech commended in evaluation of European Research programme

posted 3 Mar 2015, 03:59 by RCN Uganda   [ updated 3 Mar 2015, 04:00 ]

The WASHTech project (2011-13) was a collaboration between a number of Organisations which developed the ‘Technology Applicability Framework’ (TAF) and Technology Introduction Process (TIP) guidelines to make it easier for good technologies in the WASH sector to fit the contexts where they are to be used and to help the successfully scale-up.

WASHTech was funded through the European Commission and the evaluation of the whole FP-7 Programme identified WASHTech as one of thirteen (out of 90) projects as ‘remarkable’ and praised its open, public domain products (the TAF and TIP).

“From the impact assessment part of the final project report and efforts made to ensure the availability of the tools to stakeholders through own websites and to a wider international community through the RWSN website, the impact of the innovations in the project can be considered significant. The innovations are being used as validation, monitoring and project/programme appraisal tools and are expected to help in more effective investment in new technologies, informed decision making, participatory action research to identify obstacles and opportunities for uptake and scaling up technology beyond pilot testing and in participatory development, implementation and evaluation of sustainable WASH technologies.”

Congratulations to all the teams at IRC, WaterAid, Cranfield University, KNUST, TREND, NETWAS Uganda and Skat.

To find out how the TAF could help with scaling-up or evaluating technologies in your projects or services: washtechnologies.net