Training the local private sector in Simple, Market based, Affordable, and Repairable Technologies


The CCAP SMART Centre Malawi

The CCAP SMART Centre Malawi is member of the SMART Centre group www.smartcentregroup.com. This group is coordinated by MetaMeta.

Our vision is:

Safe water for drinking, water for productive use and sanitation with a focus on people in rural areas in Malawi.

Our Centre is unique because:

  • We have a range of innovative low cost technologies, the SMARTechs.
  • We train the local private sector in the production and maintenance of SMARTechs but also in new innovations and business skills.
  • We have the skills and facilities to test innovations before introducing them to the market.
  • We take the responsibility for long term follow up to assure the quality of our technologies.
  • We create a ‘Profit based sustainability’ because water points with SMARTechs are low cost, spares are available and it is based on the local private sector that will continue to thrive, in case the project ends, because they make profit.
  • SMARTechs reduce the cost of communal water supply and promotes and increases options for Self-supply (Private wells). Self-supply then results in increased family incomes and food security.
  • We are rooted in the (rural) communities through the cooperation with CCAP Development Department and the interaction with the local companies.
  • We ensure safety during the drilling and digging of wells through training and the development of safety tools.
  • The SMART Centre has a fully equipped workshop, which is used for trainings and demonstrations.
  • We represent the SMART Centre approach in (inter)national fora.

 

 

 

Highlights

SMART Symposium in Malawi November 13 – 16

In November 2018, MetaMeta, Aqua for All, SNV and the SMART Centres will organise the SMART Symposium to share lessons learnt in WASH and rural development from the past 25 years. In this period over 10 million people have benefited from SMARTechs.
 
The symposium will take place in Mzuzu, Malawi from Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th of November, 2018. There is an optional fourth day on the 16th of November with additional field trips, allowing participants to engage in in-depth discussions with trained and mentored businesses. For more info download the Flyer  
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Afridev hand pump maintenance training @ CCAP SMART Centre

As part of the training program, the SMART Centre offers trainings in the maintenance of hand pumps commonly found in Malawi. Daniel Lweya, one of the interns at the SMART Centre reports on the recent Afridev Maintenance Training: "The installation and maintenance of Afridev pump training took 3 days. The mode of training was good. We received both theory and practical lessons through experienced trainers; Aaron Msiska and Kayipa Banda. Both were well prepared for the training. We managed to visit three sites where maintenance was carried out, namely SMART Centre demonstration ground, Lusangazi village and Geisha primary school. Within three days of training, nearly every trainee was familiar with components and functionality of Afridev parts, dismantling and reassembling a pump as well as identifying a problem at a water point before dismantling. Participants were enthusiastic to start maintaining Afridev pumps and promised to work hard in their localities. For instances, 4 participants who attended the training have been picked to work in rehabilitation of 5 Afridev Borehole in Karonga district. The project will help them to expand their knowledge on the same. I personally want to thank the SMART Centre for all trainings they are offering. I'm now exposed to practical and technical work, the concept which is usually missing in our university in Malawi." read more

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