Published on: 05/03/2019
Access to water, sanitation and hygiene forms the very foundation of a healthy and dignified life. It is essential to improved health, education and livelihoods. Yet around the world, 2.1 billion people lack access to safe water and 4.5 billion people are without safe sanitation.
Ensuring WASH services last, needs holistic thinking and strong systems in place. Now, with the WASH Systems Academy free online courses, everyone can get to know the basics of how to deliver resilient water and sanitation services and be part of the change needed to leave no one behind. Let's build strong WASH systems together.
Want to know all about the WASH systems strengthening approach? Starting in September, the general course of the WASH Systems Academy—WASH systems strengthening: the basics—will be available.
The academy is an interactive platform developed to assist WASH sector professionals in applying a WASH systems strengthening approach. If you are at the start of your career or are a senior WASH expert that wants to understand what a systems strengthening approach is all about and how you can integrate it in your work, this free online course is for you. Strong WASH systems can only be built together. Register for one of our courses now!
This course covers the basic concepts of WASH systems strengthening. It's about understanding how to achieve sustainable WASH service delivery for all and how to function effectively in the process. It will help you understand the WASH systems strengthening approach:
Each session has specific learning objectives which are outlined at the start. At the end of the course you will have a good understanding of the WASH systems strengthening approach.
The content of this course covers the basic concepts of WASH systems strengthening and is divided into nine sessions.
It's recommended that you work through the course, completing all the sessions, in consecutive order. (i.e., from Session 1 to 9). Along the way, you will be able to test your understanding in the three multiple choice tests and the two quizzes.
The course content is as follows:
Registration is now open to all! Choose from one of the following 2-week sessions:
16 – 27 September 2019
7 - 18 October 2019
18 - 29 November 2019
You can download the complete session texts, including all the exercises, via the course resources tab. This allows you to follow part of the course offline.
However, you will need to connect to the online platform to participate in the forum discussions, upload the materials you create and complete the multiple choice tests and quizzes.
If you complete all the activities in all the sessions and score 80% or higher on the three multiple choice tests and the two quizzes, you can download a digital certificate of completion to add to your LinkedIn or Facebook profile.
Your certificate will show your course grade together with the name in your profile, the date of completion and a verification code.
The WASH Systems Academy is an initiative of IRC.