RWSN Collaborations

WASHTech Bringing innovative WASH technologies to Africa

© 2010 • RWSN / SKAT

© 2010 • RWSN / SKAT

Project starts: 2011
Project finished: 2013
Collaborators & Partners: WaterAid, IRC, Skat, Netwas, Knust, WSFA
Funder: European Union Framework Protocol 7


This EU-funded project is developing and testing a Technology Assessment Framework (TAF) to allow governments, donors and NGOs to evaluate the usefulness of new technologies for a specific national, regional or local context, and support promising technologies from piloting to mainstream use.

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» - home of the TAF and TIP

This website, hosted by RWSN, provides the everything you need to learn about and use the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) and the Technology Introduction Process (TIP)

» WASHTech project website

The WASHTech project (2011-2013) is involving local partners in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Uganda to introduce a robust Technology Assessment Framework (TAF) that will assess the potential of new innovative technologies which may be used at decentralised level. The TAF will examine key criteria such as: how the technology performs, whether buyers and users are interested in the technology (i.e. the market), whether the technology can be applied widely, what support is required from government and private sector institutions how sustainable the technology is over time.