One of the biggest challenges in the water and sanitation sector in developing countries is the significant gap between policymaking and implementation. This course is about improving WASH governance with a focus on water and sanitation sector policy, institutions and systems that are better able to respond to sector challenges and ensure good governance and sustainable services
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Practitioners, policy makers, decision makers, scientists, the private sector and water associations, capacity builders, facilitators and trainers to meaningfully support the WASH sector in African countries
At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to;
Gain knowledge of a number of water reform and governance models and lessons that are relevant for different country contexts.
Increase knowledge of successful and failed approaches to water reform and governance.
Create awareness and understanding of water reform and governance principles.
Understanding how reform can deliver multiple benefits to urban and rural areas, the environment, and communities.
Improve skills in analysis of governance frameworks and stakeholder engagement.
Increase capacity to use water governance principles to drive innovative solutions to complex water management issues.
To develop training programs on water and sanitation governance and how to advocate good governance and best practices.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED.
Contextualising WASH services including institutional roles and responsibilities
Contextualising WASH challenges within a locality (district / municipal area)
Understanding what is meant by WASH governance
The policy framework for WASH services
Planning WASH services at the local government level (district/ municipal)
Financing WASH services
Developing WASH infrastructure through the WASH project cycle
Selecting the most appropriate water services provider institutional arrangements
Regulation and monitoring
Factors to ensure sustainability, including transparency and accountability, appropriate technology, dealing with HIV/AIDS, equity and gender mainstreaming, advocacy and communication, capacity building and sector knowledge sharing.
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.
The training will be held at the IRES Training Center in Nairobi. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
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