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Course Name: Effective Design and Implementation of Community Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Programmes

Special offer for group registration:
Number of participants Fees
2-5 $ 700
6 -10 $ 650
11-50 $ 500
> 50 $ 450
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Course Date Duration Location Fee: Registrations
Date: 22/04/2024 - 26/04/2024 5 Days Nairobi, Kenya $ 950 Click to register
Date: 27/05/2024 - 31/05/2024 5 Days Pretoria, S/Africa $ 950 Click to register
Date: 24/06/2024 - 28/06/2024 5 Days Nairobi, Kenya $ 950 Click to register


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Course Description

Communities need access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and hygiene. Effective intervention can reduce the spread of disease, alleviate suffering and ultimately save lives. When local emergency response workers understand how to apply basic Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) strategies, more lives can be saved. This short course is designed to empower participants with an understanding of the fundamentals of the WASH sector. The course will introduce participants to the core principles for planning, designing and implementing activities to improve sustainable and equitable access to domestic water supply and sanitation facilities and improve hygiene behaviors in both emergency and non-emergency environments.


Learning outcomes

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the social and economic differences in accessing improved WASH facilities and services
  • Explain the range of health impacts from inadequate WASH and how they can be prevented.
  • Describe the different environmental, social and technical issues of urban and rural sanitation and current approaches.
  • Understand the practicalities around community water supply, waste management (including drainage), and related environmental health issues for effective community hygiene promotion
  • Explain current thinking and practices meant to achieve sustainable WASH services through good technical, institutional and economic principles.
  • Discuss the issue of integrating behavior change in WASH and understand the importance and current thinking to hygiene promotion.
  • Plan and coordinate WASH responses.
  • Understand the complexity of delivering safe water and sanitation.
  • Understand how to design a WASH programme
  • Understand how to implement a WASH programme



Who should enroll?

This training course is recommended for present or future development practitioners working in WASH programming. Persons working in civil society or non-government organizations, government institutions, donor organizations and consulting firms dealing with WASH in the developing world stand to benefit a lot.


Why train with us

Vital Extra Learning guarantees our clients:

•    State-of-the-art facilities and training infrastructure

•    Extended tradition of hand-holding during post engagement

•    Service delivery through highly seasoned industry experts.

•    Value for money



Module 1:

Introduction of project management

  • Key components of Project Management
  • Functions of a Project Management
  • The Art and Science of Project Management
  • Triple Constraints in Project Management


Project Management

  • Developing Project Management Plan
  • Project Plan vs Project Proposal
  • Principles of Project Planning
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Resources Management
  • Project Risk Management


Module 2

Contextualizing WASH services

  • The different water processes from rainfall through to the provision of a water and sanitation services
  • The institutions responsible for different water processes through the water cycle
  • The costs associated with water management and water and sanitation services provision
  • Sustainability issues in the provision of WASH services


WASH Programme Design – In Four Phases


Module 3:

Use of Microsoft Project in Project Management

  • Basics of MS Project
  • Creating tasks
  • Allocating durations to tasks
  • Advanced task scheduling
  • Creating a resource pool and allocating resources to tasks
  • Tracking Project Progress
  • Customizing views
  • Tracking costs
  • Reports views


WASH Governance

  • The concepts and elements of governance, good governance and WASH governance
  • Principles for good WASH governance
  • Components of a WASH service
  • How to apply concepts of good governance to strengthening WASH services provision


WASH Policy

  • Role of WASH policy for the WASH sector and for the provision of water and sanitation services
  • Important components of WASH policy
  • Critical issues that a national WASH policy needs to address
  • WASH policy analysis (against a set of criteria)
  • Framework for analyzing WASSH policy effectiveness
  • Issues that need to be addressed in local wash policy


Module 4:

WASH Development planning

  • Purpose of WASH development planning
  • Stakeholder participation in WASH development planning
  • Using a strategic planning approach
  • Components in WASH development planning
  • Phases in the WASH planning process
  • WASH development plan format


Community engagement in WASH

  • Guiding principles for community engagement in WASH
  • Models for Community engagement for programme design and implementation
  • Community engagement as a continuous process of handing over control
  • Measuring community engagement


Infrastructure Development

  • The WASH project cycle
  • Good governance through the project cycle
  • Phases of the WASH project cycle and stakeholder activities
  • Review of sustainability issues through the WASH project cycle


Institutional Arrangements for Service Provision

  • Role and functions of a water service provider
  • The relationship between a local authority, a water service provider and consumers
  • Water service provider institutional options
  • Criteria for selecting the most appropriate water service provider


Module 5:

Advocacy and Communication

  • Unpacking the concepts “advocacy” and “communication”
  • The content and process to develop advocacy and communication plans for your locality
  • The value and range of advocacy and communication materials for WASH governance
  • Applying advocacy and communication to good governance


Mainstreaming Gender and Equity

  • Unpacking the concepts “gender” and “equity”
  • Applying gender and equity to WASH good governance
  • Advocating for mainstreaming gender and equity


Monitoring and Evaluation of WASH Services

  • Monitoring and evaluation: what and why?
  • M&E for learning and action
  • Monitoring service delivery: Governance elements of a WASH service
  • Types of monitoring
  • Global trends and gaps
  • Challenges and opportunities




This training can be customized for your institution or delivered at your preferred location upon request. For training customization, contact us through
Email: info@
+234 (0) 8038 066705,
+234 (0) 9039055940
+254 707 053 111


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