Looking for Practical Answers in West Africa?

Practical Answers is a collection of hundreds of free resources (technical briefs, manuals, video and audio files…) which has been built up over the years based on the knowledge and real life experiences of Practical Action project staff and others. It is also a free technical enquiry service. If you don’t find the answer you need you can send us your question.

Now that we have opened an office in Dakar we hope to capture and share more technical knowledge generated within West Africa. Here for example are some excellent technical manuals which draw on decades of practical experiences from across West Africa. Written by practitioners as part of the Global Water Initiative West Africa, they are essential reading for engineers, project managers or anyone looking for practical answers to that thorny question: How do you ensure rural water and sanitation infrastructure operates reliably throughout its design life?

We will also be launching a website in French to make Practical Answers accessible throughout West Africa. If you would be interested to contribute to writing or translating technical briefs or by joining our network of technical specialists, please write to us here:

Construction of a Gravity-fed Solar Powered Water Supply: A Training Guide

Community Monitoring During the Construction of a Gravity-fed Solar Powered Water Supply: A Training Guide

GWI-A-Simple-Pit-Latrine

A Practical Guide for Building a Simple Pit Latrine.

Community Monitoring of Borehole Construction: A Training Guide

Community Monitoring of Borehole Construction: A Training Guide

Contracting for Water Point Construction: Provisional and Final Acceptance Forms

Contracting for Water Point Construction: Provisional and Final Acceptance Forms

Making the Right Choices:  Comparing Your Rural Water Options

Making the Right Choices: Comparing Your Rural Water Options

The Essential Steps Before Handing-over a Borehole (With Hand Pump) to the community

The Essential Steps Before Handing-over a Borehole (With Hand Pump) to the community

GWI-Assuring Quality-An Approach-to Building-Long -Lasting Infrastructure-in West-Africa

GWI-Assuring Quality-An Approach-to Building-Long -Lasting Infrastructure-in West-Africa

Contact our West Africa office via infoserv@practicalaction.org.uk

www.practicalaction.org/fr

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