Highlights

New SMART Centre in Niger, engaged in COVID response

Under the umbrella of the EERN (Evangelical Church in the Republic of Niger (EERN)) a new SMART Centre recently started. Jim McGill, who was also involved in the setting up of the SMART Centre in Malawi is now working in both Niger and South Sudan.

As one of the responses for the COVID-pandemic and the SMART Centre in Niamey recently held a training for female community leaders in the construction of dip taps and other handwashing stations. These simple, but effective technologies can be made at no cost, using locally available materials.

For more info on Smart Hygiene Solutions, check the recently published brochure.

Using demonstrations of different options of dip / tippy taps
Reinier VeldmanNew SMART Centre in Niger, engaged in COVID response
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Brighton Kaniki, pump producer in Malawi, featured in National newspaper

Brighton Kaniki is the owner of Zaluso Plumbing and Engineering Works in Kasungu, Malawi and one of the welders trained through the CCAP SMART Centre in Malawi in the production of Rope Pumps. Brighton was recently interviewed for The Times, one of the main newspapers in Malawi.

The article can be accessed through times.mw or downloaded here.

Brighton with a demo Rope pump at his workshop in Kasungu
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Reinier VeldmanBrighton Kaniki, pump producer in Malawi, featured in National newspaper
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Recordings of Webinar available

The WaterChannel hosted a successful webinar on ‘SMART WaSH Solutions in times of Corona’.

The recording and the presentations are available through the resources page of the SMART Centre Group.

We thank all those participated for the questions and discussions and look forward to hear more from you. Any feedback or ideas can be shared through info@smartcentregroup.com.

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Reinier VeldmanRecordings of Webinar available
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Webinar on May 06, 2020: SMART WaSH Solutions in times of Corona

TheWaterChannel and the SMART Centre Group are hosting a Webinar on Wednesday the 6th of May with the title: SMART WaSH Solutions in times of Corona.

Henk Holtslag and Reinier Veldman will present on the SMART Approach and how the SMART Centres and SMARTechs can contribute to current situation around Corona.

More information on the website of TheWaterChannel: http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/webinars.

Reinier VeldmanWebinar on May 06, 2020: SMART WaSH Solutions in times of Corona
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SMART Centre Group publishes ‘Smart Hygiene Solutions’ brochure to assist against COVID-19

The SMART Centre Group is publishing a brochure labelled ‘Smart Hygiene Solutions’. The brochure contains a number of Solutions that are affordable and can be made with local materials with a focus on use in the household setting.

The solutions can be provided through the entrepreneurs trained at the various SMART Centres. The brochure can be downloaded through the resources page.

The brochure will be updated regularly and your contributions are welcome through info@smartcentregroup.com.

Reinier VeldmanSMART Centre Group publishes ‘Smart Hygiene Solutions’ brochure to assist against COVID-19
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Jacana SMART Centre Zambia and EMD contribute against COVID-19

As WASH training centres, the SMART Centres have the ability to offer technologies that can help individuals, businesses and governments to implement the measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Jacana SMART Centre in Zambia and the Drillers Cooperation ‘Eastern Manual Drilling’ have taken the initiative to provide hand washing stations and soap to strategic locations in Chipata. Read all about the initiative on the website of the Jacana SMART Centre.

One of the handwashing stations at the market in Chipata
Reinier VeldmanJacana SMART Centre Zambia and EMD contribute against COVID-19
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SHIPO drilling included in the Siemens Foundation ’empowering people. Network’-website.

SHIPO manual tube well drilling has recently been added as one of the ‘technologies for basic needs’ on the Siemens Foundation website. This step is a recognition of the potential of this, and other SMARTechs to contribute to increased access to Water and Sanitation.

See https://www.empowering-people-network.siemens-stiftung.org/ for the information as well as other technologies that empower people.

Reinier VeldmanSHIPO drilling included in the Siemens Foundation ’empowering people. Network’-website.
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Short course on Self-supply Technologies @ SMART Centre Malawi

The CCAP SMART Centre Malawi, in collaboration with the SMART Centre Group, is organizing a short course on low-cost Water and Sanitation Technologies with a focus on Self-supply. The Short Course will take place from Monday 8 June – Friday 12 June 2020.

For more info and registration visit the website of the CCAP SMART Centre in Mzuzu, Malawi: http://www.smartcentremalawi.com/index.php/2020/03/11/short-course-on-self-supply-technologies/

Reinier VeldmanShort course on Self-supply Technologies @ SMART Centre Malawi
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CCAP SMART Centre Malawi featured in Rotary Magazine

Rotary Club Apeldoorn-‘t Loo has been a long time supporter of the SMART Centre in Malawi through the ‘Walking for Water’ fundraising activities. Recently the Rotary Magazine published a short article on this long term partnership, underlining the need for local production through local businesses.

The full article can be accessed through the website of Rotary Netherlands

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Reinier VeldmanCCAP SMART Centre Malawi featured in Rotary Magazine
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Jacana Business Centre

The Jacana SMART Centre in Chipata is developing and expanding. Jacana has now developed plans to build its own ‘Jacana Business Centre’ with the aim of creating opportunities for small scale entrepreneurs, so that they can grow economically and create better living conditions for themselves and their communities.

Jacana is currently fundraising and you are invited to participate in this exiting development. The raised funds will be doubled by Wilde Ganzen.

More information can be found on the website of Jacana, https://jacana.help/donate/

Reinier VeldmanJacana Business Centre
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