Forages manuels équipés de pompes manuelles en République Démocratique du Congo

by RWSN (UNICEF, Skat)

  • The objectives of this assignment are:
    • UNICEF DRC support to the professionalization of manual drilling strengthened
    • Key issues raised for strengthening the professionalization of manual drilling integrated into UNICEF DRC work plans (and country strategy)

The screening template and systematic participative assessment process will be developed by UNICEF Headquarters/Skat in consultation with UNICEF DRC. It will be a consolidated process that primarily draws on two existing tools:

  • the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) – including screening and user perspectives
  • the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Bottleneck Analysis Tool (WASHBAT)

The field study/workshop method and visualisation methods of the TAF will form the basis of the process, drawing in appropriate indicators from the WASHBAT so that:

  • Feasibility of manual drilling and pumps in DRC are analysed through a screening process (short desk study by UNICEF DRC based on template)
  • Relevant indicators, and underlying questions are selected, and adapted to manual drilling and pumps in the local context (currently three districts where manual drilling well are implemented  in DRC, Nsele, Maluku 1, Maluku 2)
  • Key stakeholders from all relevant groups have the opportunity for face to face dialogue, to visualise differences of opinion, set out nuances and build consensus on the most critical actions required