130 WASHaLOTs placed in public schools, health care facilities, district offices and other public institutions in Kampala and West Nile (Uganda).
This TAF report assesses the scalability of WASHaLOT 3.0 handwashing stations installed in Kampala and Northern Region of Uganda commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implemented by the Water Supply and Sanitation for Refugee Settlements and Host Communities in Northern Uganda (WatSSUP) Programme which started in 2018.
WASHaLOT 3.0 has been recently installed in public institutions in Northern Uganda as a part of pandemic response (COVID-19) to provide facilities for handwashing with soap.
The WASHaLOT 3.0 has received positive responses along all sustainability indicators in the assessment. However, careful attention should be paid along the social, legal and institutional and economical dimensions of sustainability.
The current WASHaLOT 3.0 design should be adapted for adults as users in terms of spacing of nozzles and number of users per WASHaLOT. Capacities and institutional
arrangements should be defined by the implementers prior to scale up. Costs of production and installation could be reduced with increasing demand, government validation of the technology in the North, decentralised production in Uganda and tax exemptions: e.g. Value Added Tax (VAT).