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Ethiopian Team Skybird Experience Sharing Visit to Kenya

Written by Temesgen Geremew, AutRC Project Manager

The 5-year Skybird Program (01.12.2018-30.11.2023), which is funded by the Austrian Development Agency and implemented by the Austrian Red Cross together and its partners, is a regional WASH capacity strengthening programme in East Africa .

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Ethiopian Team Visit to Kenya

URCS/AutRC Train of Trainers for WASH volunteers and staff

Written by Georg Ecker, AutRC WASH Advisor

Between October 10 and 14 the AutRC, together with the URCS has held a ToT training in Fort Portal/Uganda. This ToT is part of a series of emergency WASH trainings held in Fort Portal for URCS and Local Authorities staff and volunteers from 5 different districts. The series of WASH trainings are funded …

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Image showing Sylvester Bett, AutRC Regional WASH delegate with URCS volunteers and staff

URCS /AutRC Solarization of the WASH Kit 5

Written by Georg Ecker, AutRC WASH Advisor

Funded under the URCS ECHO HIP 2022, the URCS together with the AutRC have 100% solarized a WASH Kit 5. In a previous attempt the Kit 5 had successfully been re-designed from sand/carbon filters to M40 batch treatment technology. First steps have been conducted together with staff and volunteers from URCS Kabarole branch …

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Image showing a water yield from the solar pannels


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Skybird II planning meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 20-21 October 2022

On October 20 2022, Austrian Red Cross (AutRC) East Africa team held the Skybird II planning meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Eduard Trampusch, Head of International Programmes at AutRC, attended the meeting. In addition to the AutRC team who were physically present, other teams joined the meeting online. Manuel Lackmaier, Regional Programme Manager for East Africa at AutRC, gave presentation …

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Image showing participants discussion on the achievements and lessons learned from Skybird I implementation
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