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SMART WaSH Solutions in times of Corona
The Coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed countries across the world. Key to containing this and other viruses in the future is improving HYGIENE, which requires improving access to water and sanitation for all (SDG6). This will not only improve the ability of rural/urban communities to combat future outbreaks, but also build their long-term resilience to such pandemics by reducing poverty and malnutrition.
The supply chains of these technologies can be developed by SMART Centres, which train the local private sector in both technical and business skills. Currently, there are SMART Centres in 4 African countries, and starting in 4 more.
SMARTechs: An overview with a focus on hygiene options that can be produced with local materials, like liquid soap, wash buckets and the zerocost wash bottles.
SMART Centre Group: Information on SMART Centres and activities of MetaMeta, whichcoordinates the SMART Centre Group.
Family Based Management: As many as 95% of family-owned pumps stay functional. Besides, such systems make water supply possible in small communities. This is demonstrated particularly by experiences of the Jacana SMART centre in Zambia.
How SMART Entrepreneurs can play a role in Corona-mitigation projects
Well Clubs,Faith & Water: These activities involve families themselves drilling wells, and faith leaders being trained to promote hygiene and affordable WaSH solutions
6 practical ideas for reaching SDG6: including rural WaSH business models that have proven to be profitable and sustainable