NTS017: Community Participation for Ownership of WASH Interventions

NTS016: Community-Led Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Interventions in the Informal Urban Settlements: An Innovative and Practical Youth Empowerment Approach
February 17, 2020

Date: 16th – 27th August 2021 (2 Weeks)

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

About the Course

Community WASH projects developed with the support of development partners and non-governmental organizations at the community level, are normally implemented with minimal community participation. As a result, there is little ownership by the communities, resulting in low rate of sustainability after handing over the projects to the communities.  The main goal of this course is to focus on key success factors and enablers for sustainability of community WASH projects after handing over to the community.

The module providesprocesses of participation that generate ownership of community managed WASH interventions. The participants will be taken through the various levels of participation, and the generally observed levels of ownership, commitment to maintenance and sustainability. Site exposure visits for practical learning is covered to give first hand practical experiences.

Course Objectives

  1. Be able to appreciate and recognize the various levels of participation in community managed WASH interventions.
  2. Be able to relate the level of participation with the level of ownership of community managed WASH interventions.
  3. Be able to recognize the correlation between ownership and sustainability of community managed WASH interventions.
  4. To understand the process of nurturing participation in community managed WASH Projects


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 program managers of funding agencies.



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