- – 22/08/19 10:00am - 22/08/19 11:00am
Inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services impact on the health, livelihoods and wellbeing of many families around the world. The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) Report indicates that there are more than 844 million people do not have access to a basic drinking water service. While more than 2.3 billion people lack basic sanitation services, with more than 892 million people worldwide still practicing open defecation (JMP, 2017).
The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG6) – ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all – underscores the importance of improving WASH and the impact that will have on achieving a healthy and sustainable world.
This online course will provide those starting their career or preparing for project work in the WASH sector with the fundamental principles and approaches to better engage and support efforts to work towards achieving SDG6.
Students are introduced to the core principles for planning, designing and implementing activities to improve sustainable and equitable use of safely managed water and sanitation services, and to improve hygiene behaviours.
After successfully completing this online course participants will be able to:
The course caters to those who are working in, or supporting work in, low- and middle-income countries, and is ideal for professionals working in:
The online course includes:
Organisations benefit from having staff participate in this course as it builds their capacity to effectively implement WASH programs.
Participants will also be introduced to a global group of participants, for peer-to-peer sharing of scenarios, challenges and initiatives, as well as future network building.
Online classes will be held during daylight hours, Australian Eastern Standard Time. Approximately four hours per week will be required to study materials and participate in online classes.
You will also need access to a computer with:
Permission to download, install and run software on your computer may be required.