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Hostile Environment Training 2018
Course bookings now being taken (maximum 12)
Monday 02 - Wednesday 04 July 2018 (3-days)
This 3-day intensive residential course at our excellent facility at the Easthampstead Park Conference Centre near Bracknell in the south of England is designed to prepare those travelling to and working in difficult, remote or challenging locations, low intensity conflict and high crime areas as well as areas where there is a high threat of terrorism.
Water is a natural resource that is multifunctional and multidimensional, threatened, source of competition and conflicts, looming and calling for integrated management.
About the course Promotion of hygiene and sanitation has traditionally been based on directives, training and guidelines targeting individuals and households .However these messages rarely led to significant improvement in hygiene behavior. The poor state of top down didactic approaches has had little impact in transforming communities to change their behaviors’ to counter this problem there is need to use participatory methods
Water Safety Plans (WSPs) provide water utilities with a riskbased, preventative approach to managing water supplies with the cooperation of other key stakeholders. Successful implementation of WSPs can improve drinking water quality, accrue operational efficiencies and provide a robust framework to better target more sustainable capital investments. Water safety plans also addresses factors that contribute to management of non-revenue water (NRW) through physical water losses in distribution systems.
Who the Training is for?
Knowing the right way forward is one thing, but achieving the rate of progress needed to meet the MDG targets is another, these calls for ways of addressing the need to provide on-going support to the many existing water and sanitation systems. There is great need to replicate success and concentrate on “scaling up” the community-management model to bring concurrent successes to many community managed programs.
More people are affected by the negative impact of poor water supply and sanitation than by war, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction combined. Investment in knowledge on water and sanitation is an efficient and effective way to combat waterborne and vector-borne diseases which are a menace in most developing countries.
CLTS is an innovative way of mobilising communities to completely eliminate open defecation (OD) where they are facilitated to conduct their own appraisal and analysis and take action to become Open Defecation Free (ODF).
The period during and after disasters signifies a time of great risk in the transmission of infectious diseases. Conditions are often unsanitary and conducive to disease outbreak. The associated risks to health are due to lack of safe drinking water, poor sanitation and hygiene practices. Early identification of appropriate, technically sound and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions is therefore critical, for a fast and effective response to disasters.
Nutrition is a key aspect in our day to day life. Sanitation related diseases affect the nutrition status of both children and adults which may consequently lead to many deaths and yet these conditions can be managed nutritionally.
Both nutrition and sanitation are both key areas that should be addressed in emergencies. One can't be managed leaving the other as they both affect each other largely.
The shared world vision for hygiene, sanitation and water supply for the new millennium recognizes hygiene conditions and adequate access to safe water and sanitation services as a fundamental right. This continues to be challenging as community WASH programmes do not adequately address hygiene promotion alongside hardware. Universal primary education in many developing countries has resulted in significant increase in schools enrolment but with inadequate facilities and little hygiene, thus affecting learning environment.
Many programmes have not adequately incorporated participatory monitoring in their activities. Consequently, monitoring has continued to be viewed as an activity that is carried out by outsiders, or an activity to satisfy funding conditionality. Where monitoring has existed, it has mainly focused on efficiency (i.e. numbers of completed activities), overlooking the effectiveness (i.e. functionality, utilization), for the realization of the intended benefits. Even then, the information collected is not fed back to the users.
It’s becoming increasingly important today to incorporate issues of gender in all aspects of water and sanitation to enhance sustainability of the projects. History has proved that over 70 % of the water and sanitation interventions in developing world that have ignore gender issues proved to be unsustainable. The course on mainstreaming gender in water and sanitation seeks to address this anomaly by using participatory approach through out the training.
Who can benefit from this course?
Religion/Faith, Conflict and Peacebuilding
16 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Professor Toh Swee-Hin (S. H. Toh)
ChildHub webinar on March 27th at 3pm CET.
The purpose of this program is to explore some of the development possibilities of the links between youth work and contemporary economic change. We will describe the skills needed to promote self employment among young women and young men, including the principles of setting up micro enterprises. We will explore how aspects of informal education can help young people to develop enterprise skills and undertake enterprise projects.
Working with youth at risk means working with young people in situations that hinders their positive development. Such as: homelessness, drugs abuse, Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Juvenile delinquency. Besides working with youth in natural disasters and conflict areas.
The aim of this program is to help youth workers to understand the nature and the circumstances of youth at risk. The program presents approaches of managing young people at at risk, at risk policy development, and at risk program development.
Aspiring women who need to gain a better understanding of what drives and sustains successful female leaders, their personal motivations, and strengths, and how best to work within a demanding organisational environment while maintaining a reasonable balance between work and home life will find this Workshop most useful.
Note:We offer special discounted registrations for participants from relief and humanitarian background. Please check with our registration team for availability of discounts.
All humanitarian organizations strive to improve the quality and effectiveness of responding to all kinds of emergencies and the complexities that arise with each. Not only do all emergencies come with complexities of different types but also require timely interventions to deliver a maximum impact. Hence, careful monitoring of all the processes from strategizing to decision making and implementation of changes on the ground is very important.
The goal of information management is to ensure that the right information reaches the right stakeholders at the right time. Project stakeholders, donors, partners, and beneficiaries depend on good and timely information to make decision about the project.
You will gain a strong working knowledge of the concepts of project information management systems and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage the information in your project. Participants will receive a free copy of the textbook PIMS.