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The WASHable project, a collaboration between Lancaster University (UK) and the University of Buea (Cameroon) and the Catholic University of Angola, is developing a research network that provides knowledge exchange and capacity building, addressing the need for African academic organisations to open their doors and work with, in and for their communities.

This forms the first community-based research network on water, sanitation and hygiene in sub-Saharan, and especially Francophone and Lusophone Africa, and is a steppingstone for longer and deeper research collaborations that will be strengthened and sustained.

We welcome African as well as other International organisations and individuals with interest in WASH and/or design, community engagement to join and contribute to our network.


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Practical guides for treating water within communities in Angola, Cameroon and sub-Saharan Africa

STANDARD OPERATION PROCEDURES (SOPs) in WASH Development with focus on Angola and Cameroon Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) compliance still remains a problem for 1.2 billion people the world over despite increased awareness, high expenditure invested already, level and high volume of published literature. In deriving these Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); a number of considerations have been made; synthesis of…

Tackling WASH challenges in Angola

The Catholic University of Angola (CUA)  held on 22nd April 2021 a scientific seminar led by Prof Tommaso De Pippo who introduced the WASHable project context and objectives. He highlighted the importance of the initiative “to find solutions to WASH problems and to create conditions to find these solutions”. The event was included several panellists,…


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