Originally posted on Learning for Change:
Make data and information flow
The last two weeks of April 2013 I went working closely with IRC colleagues on the ground. Also I worked with ‘les rapporteur groupes thématique’ from the water ministries. The overarching theme was ‘flux d’info AEPHA’. I went to Burkina Faso, Francophone West Africa. AEPHA = ‘Approvisionnement en Eau Potable, Hygiène et Assainissement’ = Water supply, Hygiene behavior and Sanitation.
Deliberately the visit encompassed two weeks, anticipating on ‘reality happening’. Indeed the planned workshop Monday – Tuesday was rescheduled Tuesday – Wednesday and some participants came back on Thursday for extra’s. The un-seasonal ‘orage’ (storm) over the weekend made Internet until Monday evening ‘snail-slow’ and more halting than connecting. On top, the town district had its weekly Wednesday morning power cut.