Certificate course in introduction to hygiene promotion in emergencies

Capacity Africa Institute is pleased to announce Introduction to hygiene promotion in emergencies Online / Distance Learning Certificate Course from 1st November 2017 to 1st February 2018

Start date: 1st November 2017
Course End: 1st February, 2018
Registration Deadline: 30th October 2017

Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to hygiene promotion in emergencies, covering the main methods and approaches, and will provide a good overview of the community engagement aspect of WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programming. Introduction to Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies is a participatory workshop, which uses a mixture of theory and practical group work.
The course explores the fundamentals of hygiene promotion in emergency environments. You will look at methods of hygiene behavior change, community engagement and facilitation, and how to ensure that affected populations are fully integrated in the WASH responses that your organisation implements.
What does the course cover?
• The importance of ongoing hygiene promotion throughout WASH programmes
• Behavior change in emergencies
• Hygiene improvement framework for emergencies
• Hygiene assessment and monitoring
• Sphere Standards for hygiene promotion
• Key hygiene promotion methods and approaches

Course Organizers

Capacity Africa is an organization that was established in 1996 by a group of development and media professionals to promote quality capacity building among development professionals and communities in Africa. The organization runs global programmes training over four thousand development workers through online and onsite training programmes.

We have collaborated very closely with Action Aid Kenya, Unicef Kenya , Country Office, UNDP Kenya, Unifem East Africa, Population Services International, World Health Organization, Ministry of Health, Federation of Women Lawyers-FIDA, Amref, National Council for Population and Development, , Shell International, Path, Techno serve, One Love One World Ends Aids, National Aids Control Council, Center for British Teachers, JRS Sudan, Christian Mission Aid, Sudanese Red Cross, Mercy Corps International, ADRA South Sudan Programme among others.

Training Format:
• All materials are made available through Online or Distance Learning Approaches
• Approximately 5-6 hours time commitment of your time per week
• At your own time schedule, no live participation needed
• Weekly feedback from committed instructors
• Participants are expected to submit weekly assignments electronically to earn certificate of completion

Computing Requirements:

Participants will need to use email, upload and download word docs, PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board or send assignments by email. If you do not have internet speed sufficient to download materials, an offline DVD or hard copies course may be the right alternative for you. Materials Provided: Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.

In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 8 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: [email protected]

Prior to the course start date, selected participants will receive, via email, an official invitation letter along with instructions on how to pay for the course. Course log on instructions will be emailed to you on the day the course is scheduled to begin or as soon as payment is received
Training Package Value for the Money Training will be moderated by professional with hands on skills and great wealth in Conflict Management.

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator
Capacity Africa Institute
[email protected]