Online WASH courses give participants confidence for more successful and sustainable outcomes
"I feel that the course has prepared me to think through issues more completely prior to the commencement of a project, and also to address more of the complexity and soft-side aspects of the field, which I hope will result in a significantly more successful and sustainable outcome," said one participant.
In spite of progress made in the WASH sector, approximately 700,000 children still die every year from diarrhoea. Levels of morbidity and mortality from other sanitation and hygiene-related diseases are unacceptably high, and the indignity of living without a toilet, especially for women and girls, is immeasurable.
Much work still needs to be done to achieve outcomes that are sustainable in functional, environmental, institutional, financial and social terms.
An Introduction to WASH for Development is a 10-week online course designed to empower development practitioners with an understanding of the fundamentals of the WASH sector.
Students are introduced to the core principles involved in planning, designing and implementing WASH activities to improve sustainable and equitable access to domestic water supply and sanitation facilities, and to improve hygiene behaviours.
"I have been working in this sector, but now I am more confident from this training," said a participant.
"It has given me a lot of resources to use and refer to as we navigate our new project, to ensure that it is hopefully successful," said another.
"The course teachers were great, and the course notes/guides had really good content. I so enjoyed the course and I would most definitely recommend it to anyone in the WASH sector," another participant said. "It has been a joy to learn under the IWC team."
Please contact IWC if you would like to sign up for the next WASH and Behaviour Change online course to be held in mid/late 2015.