NTS 008 Sustainable Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in Schools & Communities

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NTS009: Managing Conflicts through Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Multiple Uses of Water (MUW): Water Catchment Sustainability
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First Session – 26th April – 7th May 2021 (2 Weeks)
Second Session: 8th – 19th November 2021
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

About the Course

The shared world vision for hygiene, sanitation and water supply for this millennium recognizes hygienic conditions and adequate access to safe water and sanitation services as fundamental rights. Inadequate software in many water supply, sanitation and hygiene projects, which tended to focus on hardware components in schools and communities implied that the intended health benefits and sustainability of the projects were largely unrealized. Universal Primary Education in many developing countries resulted in significant increase in school enrolment without commensurate increase inphysical facilities and little attention to hygiene, greatly affecting the learning environment. On the other hand, the issue of sustainability of WASH projects continue to be a major challenge. Many school and community WASH projects, such as latrines, borehole projects, community water points etc, developed with the support of development partners, grant makers, UN Agencies, national and regional governments collapse after handing over to the schools and communities to manage.

This course aims at building the capacity of the participants to design, implement and manage sustainable water supply, sanitation and hygiene projects, with sustainable health benefits.


  1. Enhance knowledge and skills on how to design and implement effective, efficient and sustainable WASH projects in schools and communities.
  2. Empower the participants on participatory approaches involving the community, the teachers and the pupils in improving the WASH facilities.
  3. Enhance the understanding of the participants on the complex interaction between behavioral and technological elements in schools and communities.
  4. Enhance the knowledge and skills of the participants on the designing community participation for ownership and sustainability of community and school WASH projects

Who can benefit from this course?
This course is designed for managers and development workers, officers from education agencies, public health and school heads responsible for hygiene, environmental, sanitation promotion in their institutions, leaders and managers of community based organizations, NGOs, government and donor agencies

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