Online Certificate Course in Water and Sanitation

Training from: Capacity Africa 

Registration deadline: 31 May 2014 

Training date: 01 Jun 2014 to 01 Aug 2014

Capacity Africa Institute is pleased to announce a certificate online and distance learning Course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Management Start date: 1st June 2014 Course End: 1st August 2014

Overall Course Overview:

This basic course outlines the evidence base for WASH as a major contributor to health and wider community development. It outlines the key interventions to be implemented, the relative effectiveness of each component on the disease burden, the practicalities of delivery (i.e. achieving good hygiene behaviors’) indicators of performance and methods for measuring impact. The course provides an understanding of WASH in the context of wider public health challenges and illustrates the practical interventions necessary to deliver on health and wider development/emergency needs. Course Objectives: By the end of this course, a student assessed as competent against this qualification will be able to: Understand public health and appreciate the current and future disease burden in developing countries Correlate WASH and Environmental Health with Public Health (including nutrition) in the context of community development Understand the practicalities around community water supply, waste management (including drainage), and related environmental health issues for effective community hygiene promotion Examine indicators of performance in WASH and wider environmental health.

Course Organizers: Capacity Africa Institute ( is an organization founded in 1999 with the objective of building capacity for development professionals to enhance effective delivery of development services in Africa. The organization runs training programmes in Kenya, Somalia, Chad, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and South Sudan training over 4000 development workers in the last ten years. We have presented hands – on training to over 200 international organizations among them Action Aid, UNICEF, UNDP, UN Women, OSIEA, Population Services International, World Health Organization, Ministry of Health, Federation of Women Lawyers-FIDA, Amref, Danish Deming Group, Pact World, Oxfam, War Child, World Relief, Tear Fund, Shell International, Path, Techno serve, Norwegian People’s Aid, One Love One World, Freedom to Create, Center for British Teachers, JRS Sudan, Christian Mission Aid, Sudanese Red Cross, Mercy Corps International, ADRA South Sudan Sector Programme among others.

Who Should Participate: This course is suitable for Desk Officers, Project / Programme Officers, Regional /Country Programme Managers, Students of Health and Development plus other relevant actors as well as those who wish to learn the basics of WASH, have an oversight function on WASH projects and those implementing connected activities in areas such as Health and Nutrition. Course Outline: 1.Introduction to Public Health Definitions and Concepts 2.Global Disease Burden: A Review of Key Health Determinants – The Case of Developing Countries. 3.Assessing Public Health Priorities in Emergency and Development Settings 4.Effectiveness of WASH Interventions: The Evidence Base 5.Direct Water Supply Interventions Types of Water Sources Water Source Protection Determining Water Quantity, Quality and Accessibility

6.Rural and Urban Communities Sanitation Management Types of Wastes Waste Management 7.Effective Community Hygiene Understanding Social Behaviour Change Key Community Hygiene Behaviors Sustainable Community Health/Hygiene: Mechanisms for Delivery and Measurement 8.Typical WASH Aspects: Vector Control (Mosquitoes and other Flies) Housing and Settlement Planning Controlling Indoor Air Pollution. 9.WASH Performance and Impact Measurement. Training Format: All materials are made available through Online or Distance Learning approaches Approximately 5-6 hours time commitment of your time per week At your own time schedule, no live participation needed Weekly feedback from committed instructors Participants are expected to submit weekly assignments electronically to earn certificate of completion Computing Requirements: Participants will need to use email, upload and download word docs, PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board or send assignments by email. If you do not have internet speed sufficient to download materials, an offline DVD or hard copies course may be the right alternative for you. Materials Provided: Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates. Exercises: After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks. Assignments: In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 4 Weeks - 8 to 10 hours per week: REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 31ST MAY 2014: PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals REGIONS TARGETED: Global COURSE FEE: $500 ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute LANGUAGE: English only FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated GENERAL COURSE CONTACT:

Prior to the course start date, selected participants will receive, via email, an official invitation letter along with instructions on how to pay for the course. Course log on instructions will be emailed to you on the day the course is scheduled to begin. Participants must submit three assignments before certification.

Training Package offers Value for the Money. Training will be moderated by professional with hands on skills and great wealth in WASH.

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator Capacity Africa Institute

31-05-2014 | Posted by Admin