Building of a quality biodigester not only requires good knowledge and skills on the part of the constructor and the mason, but also effective supervision of installation and post-installation activities on behalf of a supervisor. To safeguard the quality, it is important that effective quality control mechanisms are formulated and properly enforced.
In the process of building the capacity of local artisans (especially the masons and supervisors) by teaching them detail technical knowledge and skills on the construction methods and supervisions of the household Biogas Plant, a Training of Trainers (TOT) emerged as a needed component. The participants of this TOT are expected to organise and conduct technical training programs to masons and supervisors in the future.
The overall objective of the Demonstration phase is to introduce biogas technology and SINDHU biogas plants, as well as to build capacity of stakeholders, especially that of EREDPC and MEA to disseminate the technology including conducting quality training courses on Construction and Supervision of SINIDU (SINIDU) Biogas Plants and within selected private construction cooperatives to construct and supervise SINIDU biogas plants in Ethiopia, according to the quality standards formulated by NDBP.
This manual envisages helping the participants in imparting effective technical training programmes and preparing the participants as multi-skilled persons to construct/supervise the construction of biodigester as well as to promote the technology at the grass-roots level.