Promoting low cost water pumping technologies
Promoting low cost pit latrines
Promoting Community Led Total Sanitation and Sanitation Marketing
Promoting low-cost irrigation systems
Teaching through workshops
Mzuzu University, located in northern Malawi, was established by an Act of Parliament in May 1997 and admitted its first students in January 1999. In 2009, the Mzuzu University Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation was established within the Faculty of Environmental Sciences. The Centre oversees African water and sanitation research, which is networking regional water and sanitation work and also training of professionals through Mzuzu University. The primary objective of the Centre is to improve the effectiveness of sanitation, hygiene practices, and water supply interventions serving Malawi and the surrounding countries. The Centre participates in applied research, water quality analysis, training, consultancies, outreach programs, and the practical application of research findings.
As an extension of the Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation, there now exists a SMART Centre with demonstration of a range of low cost technologies and capacity to train local entrepreneurs in water and sanitation technologies with a focus on â€˜self supplyâ€™. Training also includes business skills, linking them and their customers to micro-financing institutions.
We would like to invite you to visit us at Mzuzu University to discuss further collaboration soon.