Training of local masons for Self-supply

Skat supports of SHIPO in the development of its training courses for local artisans and drillers. This holistic programme including training, financial mechanisms using the SACCO schemes and for establishing a certification mechanism to assure quality of products and services are provided by trained artisans.



Project Period:


Services Provided:

Knowledge Management, Networking, Training & Capacity Development

  • Financial broker and fund raising, Technical Advice, Coaching and networking

Name of Staff involved and functions performed:

Project Manager: André Olschewski

Name of Partner Organisation(s):

SHIPO, Njombe Tanzania

Description of the Project:

Self-supply is one option to achieve access to water for all. The components of capacity development of local artisans and affordable financing mechanisms are two key elements in the concept of accelerating Self-supply. The Tanzanian NGO SHIPO has great experiences in introduction of technologies which are suitable for Self-supply and in providing capacity development for local masons. Additionally SHIPO has experiences and capacities to further develop the financing scheme using local cooperative banks (SACCO) and to introduce a certification system of trained artisans.

Skat bring in its know-how on accelerating Self-supply, technical support and follow up of the trainings provided, in the progress of the financing mechanisms and provides networking and linkages between SHIPO and other similar activities at international level.

Finally through the 10 trained artisans who attend the training annually approximately 3’000 people get access to safe water.