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What seems to be missing in SDG 6 s an indicator that will assess if there are people with the knowledge and skills to spend the money sensibly and apply the policies and procedures effectively.

TitleEducation and training in sustainable WASH systems
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsFurniss, P
Secondary TitleAll systems go! WASH Systems Symposium, The Hague, the Netherlands, 12-14 March 2019
Pagination7 p. : 3 fig.
Date Published02/2019
Place PublishedThe Hague, the Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordseducation, systems approach

When considering the sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems, one component that is still often overlooked is education and training. To last into the future, WASH projects and programmes need to be managed and maintained by people with essential relevant knowledge and skills, and used by people who understand their role in ensuring long-term success. All these people need appropriate education and/or training. In the WASH sector, emphasis is frequently placed on much needed infrastructure development with education and training rarely getting much attention, even though the capacity gaps are well-known. This paper presented at the All systems go! WASH Systems Symposium considers the different levels and scales of education, training and awareness-raising needed, and some of the challenges they present in the progress towards achieving SDG 6. [author abstract]


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