Training the local private sector in
Simple, Market based, Affordable, and Repairable Technologies
The SMART Centre Group
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
All Systems go Africa
The "All Systems go Africa" conference took place in Accra from 19 to 21 October, 2022 (https://www.ircwash.org/all-systems-go-africa).
Over 260 people almost all from African countries discussed challenges and promising initiatives to reach SDG6.
For the MetaMeta SMART Centre Group Henk Holtslag presented on the topic "Service delivery models" with a presentation; Subsidized Self-supply/ farm wells, A promising service model to reach SDG6.1 in rural Africa. The example of Zambia.
His proposition: "To reach SDG6.1 in rural Sub Saharan Africa it is more cost-effective to subsidize farm wells that serve 50 people than subsidize communal wells that serve of 250 people" created much discussion and even the observation that we should not go back to family wells but go forward to piped systems.
WASH Debate on November 9th
IRC regularly organises 'WASH Debates' as an event to provide an informal platform for Dutch organisations and professionals working in the international water sector to connect and to discuss the latest developments and trends in the sector.
The next WASH Debate will take place on November 9th and will focus on 'Leveraging household investments: Experiences in scaling market-based approaches in water and sanitation'.
The upcoming WASH Debate will look at the role of Market-Based solutions in increasing the coverage with Sanitation and why this is less accepted in relation to water-supply.
As part of the event, the recent assessment of the SMART Approach will be discussed.
More info is available on the website of IRC.
The details of the event are:
Date: Wednesday 9 November
Time: 17:00-18:30 CET, followed by drinks
Location: Dudok, The Hague
Format: In-person event with possibility to follow online*
Interested to support or join?