Training the local private sector in
Simple, Market based, Affordable, and Repairable Technologies
The SMART Centre Group
Commitment for UN Water Conference
The MetaMeta - SMART Centre Group makes a commitment to the Water Action Agenda as part of the UN Water conference in New York in March 2023. The commitment with the title 'Reaching SDG6.1 in rural Africa at a cost of $25/ person with the SMART approach; through training the local private sector and supporting self-supply' is based on the 3-pager 'Supporting self-supply' which can be found here.
Together with the Groundwater Project and Tiyeni, the MetaMeta - SMART Centre Group advocates for this approach, as a contribution to reaching the SDG6.1 target by 2030.
Groundwater Summit, Paris (6 – 8 December 2022)
On behalf of the SMART Centre Group, Henk Holtslag and Reinier Veldman attended the Groundwater Summit at UNESCO, Paris, which was held from 6 - 8 December 2022.
As part of the first day of the event, we presented on: 'Self-supply: unlocking the potential of household investment', in a side-event session jointly organised with Ask for Water GmbH, University of Technology Sydney, RWSN/SKAT and BaseFlow.
The presentations and recording are available on the resource page.
The event and our contribution was mentioned in an article on the Dutch Water Sector website.
Highlights of the summit can be watched below.read more
Recording of the WASH Debate available
Recently we participated in the WASH Debate on 9 November 2022, organised by IRC WASH. The WASH Debate discussed the theme 'Levering Household investments, Experiences in scaling market-based approached in water and sanitation.
As part of the Debate, Kerstin Danert presented on the outcomes of the recent assessment of the SMART Approach by IRC WASH (click here for the report).
The full recording of the session is available on youtube.
The panel discussion starts from 55:22
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