Sustainable WASH in Communities (WinC) Training
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) plays a key role in not only promoting health among communities but also in improving the quality of life of individuals in the target communities. WASH programmes continue to face the challenge of sustainability especially in developing countries. Sustainability mechanisms focus on ensuring that the established WASH systems continue to function optimally over an extended period of time. Sustainability is multi-dimensional consisting of enabling factors, technical factors, community factors and environmental factors among others.
IDEAL Public Health and Development Consultancy (IPHDC) has organized a training focusing on promoting sustainability of WASH interventions in target communities. The course will serve to contribute towards the realization of SDG 6 (Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all) and the concomitant targets.
Who should attend this training?
WASH programme staff of humanitarian and development agencies including project managers, officers, engineers, hygiene promoters and public health officers.
What are the key aspects of the training?
- Introduction to WASH in Communities (WinC);
- Sustainable community water supply systems;
- Sustainable community sanitation facilities;
- Sustainable community hygiene promotion;
- Community participation in WASH interventions;
- Institutional set-up for WASH programmes;
- Cost recovery for WASH services.
What is the main training objective?
To equip participants with knowledge and skills on sustainable management of WASH interventions in communities.
What learning approach and language will be used in the training?
A combination of various adult-learning facilitation paradigms will be used including exploratory learning, group discussions, plenary brainstorming, facilitator’s input, case studies and video documentaries among others.
The entire training will be facilitated in English.
When is the training period?
19th to 23rd February 2018