Call for Young Innovators Innovation Challenge 2021: Appropriate Technology Centre (ATC) in partnership with Makerere University is organizing a national Appropriate Technology Stakeholders’ awareness exhibition due to take place at Kololo Ceremonial ground between 26th -27th November 2021.


  • Sustainable water supply and sanitation management (SWSSM)
  • Sustainable and Clean Energy (SCE)
  • Food Security and Nutrition (FSN)
  • Healthy Lives and Wellness (HLW)
  • Climate Smart Technologiesand Natural Resources Management (CSTNRM)

SIDE EVENTS: Live stream panel discussions about the role of appropriate technologies in post COVID 19 economic recovery drive.

CHIEF GUEST(S): The Rt Honorable Prime Minister of Uganda and Rt. Honorable Speaker of Parliament.

OTHER GUESTS: Minister of Water and Environment, Minister of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries and Members of the Parliamentary WASH Forum.


To book space contact the organizers on 0706860346 or click here to book space online

Apply and compete to receive financial support of up to UGX 30m as start-up capital towards technology development. The deadline for application is 24th November 2021 at 5pm EAT. Click on the button below to apply

Who we are

The Appropriate Technology  Centre for Water and Sanitation (ATC) was established in 2010 as the research arm for Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) to undertake applied/action research in water and sanitation technologies, promotion of appropriate Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) technologies as well as carry out capacity building of sector actors. ATC today undertakes applied research, capacity building and promotion of appropriate water and sanatition technologies. ATC vision is to become a self sustaining entity; able to attract and generate funding. 

ATC carries out research on low cost technologies that can be adopted to enhance rural water supply. For example, rainwater harvesting has a potential in the country and thus, we are studying a number of options that can be used to upscale the practice. An EMAS tank with pump which is one of the most low cost rainwater harvesting technology has been installed in the model village and its use is being studied. Other technologies under study include using the rope pump as a self supply technology -i.e., to lift water from an underground tank.

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