NTS018: Community-Led Integrated WASH and Livelihood Programs for Sustainability

NTS012: Community-Led WASH and Nutrition Programming
March 10, 2019
NTS002: Participatory Hygiene & Sanitation Transformation (PHAST)
March 10, 2019

Date: 13th – 24th September 2021 (2 Weeks)

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

About the Course

The main thrust of the course is to enable participants appreciate the broader view of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions, and the benefits of incorporating a livelihood component in WASH projects for sustainability.

The module provides programing skills on WASH and livelihood through the concept of multiple uses of water. The design of the module is not only to focus on increased access to water and sanitation services, but also productive uses of water to supplement the disposal incomes at the household level. Part of the income generated from the livelihood activities can then be used for payment of user fees to sustain the WASH project.

The course also recognizes that WASH and livelihood takes cognizance of the complimentary role of the two in developing sustainable programs. Site exposure visits for practical learning is covered to give first hand practical experiences.

Course Objectives

  1. Be able to appreciate the complimentary role of WASH and livelihood.
  2. Be able to develop WASH interventions with a livelihood component that takes advantage of the water supply and human waste re-cycling for income generation.
  3. Be able to demonstrate that the benefits of WASH and livelihood programming far outweighs the extra resources deployed, and increases the ability of the households in paying the user fees for water, and therefore contributes to sustainability.


Who can benefit from this course?

Development workers who plan and manage community-based WASH and nutrition programs, development workers,programs leaders, managers and trainers of community based organizations, development partners, UN Agencies, NGOs and Government agencies. Tutors and lecturers from sector training institutions and ProgramManagers of funding agencies.

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