qSEL Project Updates
Our lab has been busy over the last year. If you're new to some of our projects or just want an overview, here are a few introductions:
Acacia Irrigation is an off grid battery-less solar pumping system. Our lab currently has three working systems in Gabar, Senegal. The systems serve 21 farmers providing clean accessible energy for a fraction of the cost of comparable systems.
Dokomo Forms is an offline-capable mobile data collection tool. Dokomo Forms allows anyone to deploy a survey effort that leverages the flexibility and capability of mobile phones while remaining fully functional offline. If you used Formhub, this is the newest iteration from our lab.
qSEL has more than ten years of field work and project implementation experience in the areas of development planning and geo-spatial data gathering in many countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, the South Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean (LAC). The qSEL team provides training in many technical aspects of geo-spatial data gathering and management, including grid and social infrastructure mapping, and algorithmic modeling.
Nigeria's MDG Information System helped to map 34,000 health facilities, 98,000 education facilities, and 132,000 water facilities in Nigeria! It is a massive tool for development.
Quench offers an improved water management solution that can increase access and provide more reliable service at public or private tap stands. Our lab has new prototypes and is preparing to field test them in the coming months.
Shared Solar is a Pay-As-You-Go minigrid for rural electrification. It helps connect the last mile customer enabling growth for the smallest consumer. Our installed minigrids support businesses and schools beyond the reliable grid.