ABOUT THE COURSE
Typical emergency WASH responses are often inappropriate in urban areas: emergency water distribution often marginalises small scale water sellers; pit latrines are not always the most culturally appropriate solution or physically possible as space is limited and land ownership disputed.
The WASH in Urban Emergencies course will equip experienced WASH humanitarians with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively work in the early stages of an urban emergency.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER:
WASH standards & guidelines in urban emergencies
Water & sanitation technologies in urban context
hygiene promotion in urban context
solid waste and disaster waste management
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The target audience for this course are WASH humanitarians, with some knowledge of both technical (engineering) and soft (hygiene promotion) WASH interventions. Participants should have an interest in working in an urban emergency response and have some experience in the humanitarian and/or development sector. This course presupposes a working knowledge of basic humanitarian principles.
The duration of the facilitated on-line course is 6 consecutive weeks. All activities take place on-line, but it is expected that you spend around 1 hr per working day or five hours per week on participating in team activities and completing individual tasks.
All the activities are asynchronous, so there aren’t fixed times when you need to be online to meet with all the others in the group. Yet, with plenty of discussions it often feels like real time, with the added advantage that you can take a little longer to formulate your contributions. The asynchronous model means that you can log in when convenient for you, whether that is during the working day, in the evening at home or while traveling. However, you need to work on the same topics in the same weeks as other participants so you will need to access the online learning site regularly to contribute.
The most important thing is that participants are fully committed to completing the course and sharing their own experiences with the other participants they will be working with. The maximum number of participants is 24.
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