Jacana SMART Centre presents @WEDC 2017

Jacana SMART Centre presents @WEDC: “How can Self-supply help reaching #SDG6?”
Tuesday 25 July – afternoon 15.30 – 17.00 Loughborough University UK, Session C5: Room WPT003 Espresso session 1

Jacana at WEDC 2017

Let’s talk at the exhibition site SMART Centre Group.

Rik HaanenJacana SMART Centre presents @WEDC 2017
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Follow our drillers live

SMART Centre Jacana is monitoring all new boreholes and pumps. Most pumps are partly sponsored but already now, 3½ months after training, Self-supply started. Two boreholes with pumps are privately bought.


Have a look at https://jacana.help/mwater and witness the progress. Each week you will find new pumps.

Rik HaanenFollow our drillers live
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Creating a Show case area

Jacana selected some villages around Chipata where 50 partly sponsored pumps will be installed. Families will be the owners of the pumps and are responsible for the maintenance. These families have a plan to earn some money with the pump, because they get access to water throughout the year. As early adopters, they pay only 10% of the costs of the pump. These families will be role models and will motivate others families to buy pumps in the future.

Selection of the families

Jacana organises meetings in several villages and explains the procedure to all community members how they can become one of the lucky ones who receive a partly sponsored pump. The procedure is:

  • In an interview all participants are asked what they will do with the water when they have access to water throughout the year. They present their small business idea.
  • The most promising are invited for the business, financial and marketing training. Motivated people with a good business plan are selected.
  • Jacana visits the selected families and check if the plans are realistic. If yes, 10% of the costs of the pump is collected and the drillers can start.
  • The families are guided during one year in expanding their business.
Rik HaanenCreating a Show case area
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Welders started making pumps

The welders produced the first rope pump in their own workshop. Jacana monitors the quality and if the pump is of good quality, the welders get money for production of four more pumps. The first pump will be installed in front of their workshop as an example. The other four pumps are promotion material and stock to attract customers. When the welders sell a pump they immediately produce a new one, so there are always four on display.

Gideon Pump Production

Rik HaanenWelders started making pumps
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29 Nov 2016 SMART Centres at RWSN conference

rwsn 7 forumSeveral SMART Centres have been allocated time to share their experience at Rural Water Supply Network forum (RWSN) to be held on 29th Nov – 2nd Dec:


“Drilling & Hand-dug wells. Manual SHIPO and Mzuzu drilling)”
Tuesday 29 Nov at 11:15-13:000 in the “Denguéleé” room session 2B.
by Henk Holtslag [SMART Centre group]

“Self-Supply. Entrepreneurs for Water & Water for Entrepreneurs”
Tuesday 29 Nov at 16:15-17:30 in the “Bamako” room session 4B.
by Rik Haanen [Jacana SMART Centre Zambia]

“The SMART Centre Approach: training the private sector and scaling-up Self-supply through a sustainable business model.”
Tuesday 29 Nov at 16:15-17:30 in the “Bamako” room session 4B.
by Morten van Donk [SMART Centre Group]

“Accelerating Self-supply with the SMART Centre approach (ACCESS)”
Wednesday 30 Nov at 11:15-13:00 in the “Abidjan” room session 6A.
by Annemarieke Maltha [SHIPO SMART Centre Tanzania]


“Six ideas to reach SDG6 for rural water supply”
by Henk Holtslag [SMART Centre group]

“12 SMARTechs”
by Henk Holtslag [SMART Centre group]

“130,000 Rope pumps world wide”
by Rik Haanen [Jacana SMART Centre Zambia]

“Household Water Filters for Emergencies”
by Reinier Veldman [CCAP SMART Centre Malawi]

“Accelerating Self-supply by the SMART Centre Approach”
by Annemarieke Maltha [SHIPO SMART Centre Tanzania]


The “SMART Centre Group” has a stand at the exhibition area where you can always talk to one of us. It would be great to meet them there.exhibition_smart_banner

Rik Haanen29 Nov 2016 SMART Centres at RWSN conference
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