Maintenance versus reparation: a document to explain during meetings the difference between maintenance and reparation by using illustrative examples of thedaily life .
A practical guide has been developed by the team in SIerra Leone for the Field Facilitators working with villages’ members for the organisation of the management and maintenance of their water system. This guideline provides some illustrated resources to help them preparing and conveying training and animations.
Refers to the following link for all related documents : www.interaide.org/pratiques/content/manual-water-committees-training-sierra-leone-tool-eng-0?language=en
The first general document is a general presentation of the tool with reminds of mains steps: www.interaide.org/pratiques/sites/default/file/presentation_outil_formation_comites_eau_sept_14.pdf
- A first session is dedicated to the explanation of what is practically meant by pump maintenance and pump repair.
- Then, a second session focuses on the Water Committee, with a presentation of the role and responsibility expected for each member. Role plays are proposed to help them better addressing common practical situations.
- Finally, a last part concerns regular maintenance operations that are usually done by a pump caretaker – see also how women are integrated into this position.
The full guide is available here: www.interaide.org/pratiques/sites/default/files/final_guide_v2_0.pdf
The short note in link gives some key elements on the following questions: What is the cost of maintaining a pump in rural areas? How much does it represent per family user? Is it affordable? How can these contributions be organised and managed at village level?
The main conclusion is that, once a pump is restored to a certain standard, its yearly maintenance is relatively cheap and can, in most of the situations, easily be afforded and managed by the users, providing that some conditions are fulfilled.
There are many essential reasons why women should be more involved in a community water resources project. In order to have more women participation, we need to better understand the role women play and how access to water can improve not only their own development but expand to many other opportunities.
This small paper aims at giving some clues to increase women’s participation for decisions related to the management and maintenance of a collective good, the water supply infrastructure. See pdf: involving women
See also in the following document how concretely Inter Aide is integrating gender considerations into its approach, meetings and trainings with the communities. This tool is general recommandations and guidelines for animators. www.interaide.org/pratiques/sites/default/files/women_empowerment_sept_2014.pdf
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|1. Community training reporting: template to record general observation during each water committee training and framework to fill the template
Keep a factsheet on strengths and weaknesses of the community targeted
|Community training reporting template Community training reporting template guidelines
|2. Water Committee training form: template to formalise the water committee upon training completion
Have a record of the training for the Organisation but also for the community (2 copies)
|Animation teamWater committees
|WC Training Form_1 WC Training Form
|3. Water Committee follow up: framework to get updates in a community trained by the Organisation
Make effective a spot visit within a community
|Water Committee Follow up
|4. Communities follow up: general checking of the community before and after the first shot
Get a quick overview of the community’s organisation following Inter Aide’s intervention
|Communities follow up guidelines
|5. Community members assessment: list of questions to interview community members out of the water committee
Make sure the water committee trained is having interactions with the community people and the purpose of this type of organisation is understood by everybody
|Animation team and management team
|Community members assessment_2
|6. Water Committee assessment: check list to evaluate the knowledge of the water committee’s members once the first shot has been done
Determine knowledge retention and plan a refreshing training if necessary
|Water Committee assessment