Training the local private sector in Simple, Market based, Affordable, and Repairable Technologies
The CCAP SMART Centre Malawi
UNICEF and DfID support Self-supply in MalawiUNICEF and PumpAid have recently published a great video showing the effect of the SMART Centre work The CCAP SMART Centre has been involved in a self-supply program of PumpAid funded through UNICEF and DfID. As one of the activities the SMART Centre trained area mechanics in the installation and maintenance of Rope pumps. Our welder in Kasungu, Mr. Brighton Kaniki was also involved in the self-supply program as supplier of pumps. Recently, PumpAid published a short video portraying some of the businesses trained by the SMART Centre, showing promising results. This video shows the effect and potential of the SMART Centre work and the self-supply program of PumpAid. read more
Mzuzu Drill is catching upThe CCAP SMART Centre has recently held a training on the use of 'Mzuzu Drill'. Mzuzu Drill is a low-cost method of drilling a borehole which has recently been developed through the SMART Centres. With the method you are able to drill a shallow well of up to 12 meters within 2 days and it can also be used to deepen existing (hand dug) wells which have dried During the training the 12 participants constructed two wells to evaluate two different bailers used to drill the well. So far, six other wells have been succesfully drilled for private clients and we managed to also deepen one well Two staff members from the Jacana SMART Centre in Chipata, Zambia also participated in the training and it has helped to exchange experiences and tips & tricks. read more
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