In addition to providing metal, wood, textile, and plastic fabrication services, our workshop is geared for assembly and maintenance of mechanical equipment like outboard motors, pumps, mills, presses, and tractors. We also have facilities for testing pumps as well as cultivation, irrigation, and agri-processing devices and techniques. Our group of 10 craftspeople works closely with clients on product design, prototyping, field testing, and market research projects.
Over the years, Aywa has coordinated dozens of trips for visitors to Senegal. Our Malika compound can comfortably accommodate 20 guests, and–with our network of local partners–we are able to craft and manage logistics for tourism, research, language, and cultural immersions for individuals and organizations who want to work in, or just experience, the culture of Senegal.
Through our facilities and partner network, we are able to foster research around socio-economic and environmental development in the sectors of agriculture, water, energy, housing, transportation, waste management, hospitality, and tourism. We have facilitated Fulbright research, senior design and thesis projects, spring-break immersions, and voluntourism activities.
When a product or service has demonstrated market demand, Aywa brings together relevant stakeholders to implement a commercialization strategy. We are currently working through this process with pumping, aquatic transport, cultivation, and agricultural processing technologies. When our new facility is complete, Aywa will also have shops along Malika’s main road, providing an ideal environment for launching commercialization and technology transfer efforts.