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SMART symposium 13-16 Nov.

SMART symposium Simple, Market-based, Affordable, Repairable, Technologies. A practical approach to reach SDG 1, 2, 3, 6 and 8 November 13 to 16, 2018 in Mzuzu, Malawi SMART stands for Simple, Market-based, Affordable and Repairable...

Jacana SMART Centre at WEDC 2018

What can we learn from this picture? Jacana SMART Centre Zambia presented “Boosting rural economies and creating sustainable water supplies for the most difficult to reach.” at 41st WEDC International Conference, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya, paper...

Provincial Agriculture and Commercial Show

Jacana and trained entrepreneurs from the water sector will demonstrate their knowledge on provincial agriculture and commercial show in Chipata stadium next Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7.

Manual drilling training

Jacana has been able to organize a manual drilling training of three weeks thanks to funds from Marie Stella Maris and Stichting Haella,The training took place in the month of June. The trainers were Elias Muzumala from SMART Centre CCAP, Malawi and Laban...

Vacancy: Field officer at Jacana

Position:          Field officer in Water Sector Location:         Starting in Chipata and maybe later during the year other districts in Eastern Province Start Date:       1-8-2018   Background Jacana supports small Zambian entrepreneurs in realizing...

Zambia lost a great driller

With the deepest heartfelt condolences to the family and friends, we wish to announce the passing on of our beloved and hardworking driller Mr. Steven Zulu who passed away on Friday 13th April 2018. Steven was trained by Jacana in manual drilling, as an...

Self-supply is rolling

Jacana SMART Training Center trained a year ago welders and drillers to expand their businesses. The welders have learned how to make a rope pump using local materials and the drillers how to drill boreholes manually up to 40 meters deep. In addition, they...

Jacana lost a great man

We regret to announce the passing on of our treasurer Mr. John Vaessens, who died on Sunday 1-4-2018. John was involved in Jacana Netherlands from the very beginning. He was working as our treasurer with a lot of dedication, passion and selflessness. Our...

Start Water for Khova ward

It rained last night and although we have been in Mkwekwe before, still I am a bit afraid the road might be impassable this morning. But it's not too bad, the car smoothly glides from pothole to pothole. We are not the only one struggling on the road. At...

International training course

International training course “Market-led SMARTechs for water & agriculture” 19th to 23rd of March 2018 in Mzuzu, Malawi The SMART Centre SNV are organising an introductory short course to provide policy makers and practitioners in water and...

Zambia is under attack from Cholera

Entrepreneurs for Water disinfect open wells for free. Now let's work together and see how we can solve the issue. People need water and will have to use the water that is available to them. Reality is that not everybody has pipeline water and many simply...

Donation Marie-Stella-Maris

Several communities have worked hard constructing toilets. They are officially declared Open Defecation Free. Now clean water is coming their way thanks to a donation from the "Marie-Stella-Maris...

I have built three houses with water from this pump (not sponsored)

George had to pay for a water truck to bring water to his building site. After a simple calculation he decided to invest in a rope pump instead of paying for the truck. He not only safes money but now the house also has water once it is completed. George...

SMART Centres @ World Water Week Stockholm

SMART Centres present at World Water Week in Stockholm, 27 August – 1 September, 2017 visit Booth nr 18. Learn about SMARTechs like Manual drilling, handpumps, groundwater recharge…...

Jacana at Agri Pro focus is a network meeting

Agri Pro focus is a network for business minded farmers. On 24 and 25 August 2017 more than 500 local farmers met in Chipata. Jacana SMART Centre was present, drilling in the garden of the hotel, demonstrating a working rope pump. Local trained entrepreneurs pitched...

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 Let's talk at the exhibition site SMART Centre...

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...

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...

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...

29 Nov 2016 SMART Centres at RWSN conference

Several 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: Presentations: “Drilling & Hand-dug wells. Manual SHIPO and Mzuzu drilling)” Tuesday 29 Nov at 11:15-13:000 in the...