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Bringing WASHaLOT 3.0 to scale // Production, Installation and Operations in Uganda

Salian, P., Bucovineanu, A. (2022)

Published in: 2022
Pages: 48

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Salian, P., Bucovineanu, A.

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The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for regular hand hygiene at a global level. Although the urgency of this context cannot be denied, the benefits from streamlining hand hygiene at a global scale are immense and go beyond the current pandemic response.

WASHaLOT is an innovative group handwashing facility that has been adapted for the Ugandan context. It is a durable, cost effective, water-saving alternative to conventional handwashing devices and can be manufactured and installed using local manufacturers and installers. WASHaLOTs were first developed for schools in the Philippines by the GIZ Fit For School programme in collaboration with University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Since then, they have been tested and applied in other countries in Asia and Africa, including schools in Kampala and Apac District in Northern Uganda implemented by the GIZ Global Programme Sanitation for Millions. Consequently, the GIZ Water Supply and Sanitation for Refugee Settlements and Host Communities in Northern Uganda Programme (WatSSUP) piloted the installation of 50 WASHaLOTs in 19 locations in the districts of Arua and Yumbe in West Nile.

This report synthesises the lessons learned during the manufacturing, installation and operation of the WASHaLOT 3.0 handwashing technology in West Nile (3.0 stands for the third iteration of the design based on local needs). The report presents the critical issues, the dos and don’ts and provides generic guidance on an up-scaling approach for WASHaLOTs in Uganda. The learnings are based on the practical experience gained by GIZ WatSSUP Programme, GIZ Fit for School Programme and GIZ Sanitation for Millions Programme and valuable insights from the Technology Applicability Framework Assessment (TAF) that was conducted prior to installations of WASHaLOTs in West Nile by GIZ WatSSUP Programme.

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Salian, P., Bucovineanu, A. (2022). Bringing WASHaLOT 3.0 to scale // Production, Installation and Operations in Uganda. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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