Author
Mudgal, A. K.

Year of Publishing
2001

Publisher
Skat Foundation

Institution
HTN

Study on Standardization, Maintenance, Local Production and Procurement of Community Handpumps in Angola Mission Report

Description:

In Angola, many types of handpumps are used in the Rural Water Supply Programme. Large percentage of handpumps remains unfunctional due to various factors including poor maintenance. With a view to improve sustainability, the National Directorate of Water (DNA) and OXFAM requested technical assistance on handpump related issues including standardization, O&M, procurement, quality control and local production of handpumps.

Responding to the request from DNA and OXFAM, the Swiss Centre for Development Cooperation in Technology and Management (SKAT) agreed to provide the support under the HTN Africa Initiative. The HTN Mission comprising Arun Kumar Mudgal, Consultant, SKAT visited Angola from 06-20 September 2001.

The HTN Mission visited handpumps in three provinces and held discussion with DNA, DPAs in three provinces, UNICEF, OXFAM and other sector partners including the private sector. The following describes the main findings and recommendations.


Bibliographical Information:

Mudgal, A. K. (2001) Study on Standardization, Maintenance, Local Production and Procurement of Community Handpumps in Angola. Mission Report , HTN , Skat Foundation , St. Gallen, Switzerland


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