Research Calls BRAC WASH II
As part of the BRAC WASH II programme, EUR 1.5 million will be used for innovative research, tendered to consortia of leading European and Bangladeshi research organisations. The action research will focus on six long outstanding issues:
- Low-cost sanitation technologies for areas with high groundwater tables
- Secondary treatment options for faecal sludge
- Low-cost water supply technologies
- Geo-referenced database for monitoring
- Menstrual hygiene management
- Saline intrusion
The action research will be executed in close collaboration with the BRAC WASH II programme to ensure that the results of successful action research will be quickly fed back into the BRAC WASH programme for application at scale. In addition, the action research will be undertaken in consultation with IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre.
Under the BRAC WASH II programme, BRAC WASH intends to develop a user-friendly and flexible platform to facilitate the management and analysis of geo-referenced and other data for BRAC WASH monitoring. This “WASH data-ecosystem” will allow simultaneous analysis of multiple sources and types of data. It will be run and maintained by BRAC-ICT as an open source project and will be offered internally to BRAC projects as software as a service (SaaS).
This is a closed call for which only three organisations with proven expertise on the subject have been asked to apply. The project budget is EUR 120,000, of which half will be allocated to BRAC-ICT and the other half to one of the bidding partners. The project will run for a maximum of 12 months; the anticipated starting date is 18 November 2013.
Information concerning the IRC/BRAC research call for Commercially viable processing of pit latrine contents in Bangladesh. This folder contains the guidelines and the application form for this call with a deadline of 30 August 2013