Water, Sanitation Hygiene Management & Programming Training.
strong text****About ASPM
The Africa School of Project Management (ASPM) was established in the year 2000 in Kenya as a membership based professional management organization. The school was formed to address capacity building needs among development partners, donor organizations, Government agencies, International and private sector firms in Africa.
The school has been pivotal in capacity building in South Sudan, South Africa, Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Congo, Somalia, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. The school has trained over 12,000 staffs who are involved in different projects and also conducted surveys, evaluations and research in different projects and businesses in Africa.
Drinking, eating, washing, excreting – these are things we do every day of our lives. But the way we do them can have a major impact on our health. Good hygiene practices are an essential part of daily life and we all need to understand what hygiene means, why it’s important for our health and wellbeing, and how we can change our behaviour to safeguard our health. Promoting good hygiene in your community and educating people in ways to protect themselves and their families from ill health is one of the most important aspects of WASH Practitioners.
WASH technicians and other employees of service providers and local bureaus need to have a good understanding of social, cultural, financial and institutional issues at the local level. They also have responsibility to ensure that the service users are aware of their rights and responsibilities, such as how users may influence decision makers, and ensure the service providers are accountable to their customers.
The delegates of this course in Health, Safety and Environmental Management will be able to: -
Describe the significance of environmental health at community level
List the environmental risk factors involved in the transmission of communicable diseases
Explain the basic components and purpose of environmental health planning.
Describe the main categories of environmental health hazards.
Explain the basic principles of pollution management.
Describe the criteria that are used for evaluating the effectiveness of personal hygiene application
Describe the technologies available to provide safe drinking water in urban settings and the main challenges associated with them.
Describe how water emergencies can be managed, including the treatment, storage and handling of drinking water in the home.
Main Training modules
Introduction to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Project management fundamentals
Project monitoring & evaluation tools
Formulation of fundraising proposals for WASH
Water and Sustainable Development
Introduction to the Principles and Concepts of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Environmental Health Hazards
Institutional Hygiene and Sanitation
Important Vectors in Public Health
Introduction to the Principles of Food Hygiene and Safety
Food Contamination and Spoilage
Foodborne Diseases and the Investigation of Disease Outbreaks
Food Protection and Preservation Methods Hygienic Requirements of Foods and Drink Service Establishments
Hygienic and Safety Requirements for Food of Animal Origin
Introduction to Water Supply
Water and Public Health
Water Sources and their Characteristics
Water Treatment Technologies for Large-scale Water Supply
Operation and Maintenance of Water Treatment and Supply Systems
Distribution, Leakage and Illegal Connections
Water Safety Plans
Duties and Responsibilities of Water Utilities
Household Water Collection, Treatment, Storage and Handling
Efficient Use of Water
Monitoring Water Quality
Financing Urban Water Services
Water Emergencies and Emergency Water Supply
Characteristics of Urban Communities
Environmental Pollution and Health
Existing WASH Service Provision
Stakeholders in Urban WASH
Social Accountability and Social Responsibility
Role of Frontline WASH workers
Promoting Improved Hygiene and Sanitation
Mobilisation of Urban Communities
Advocacy and Networks
Sustainability of WASH Services
Emergency WASH Behaviour Communication
Monitoring and Evaluation
Introduction to Sanitation and Waste Management
The Effects of Poor Sanitation and Waste Management
Rapid Assessment of Urban Sanitation and Waste Management
Liquid Wastes: Sources, Types and Characteristics
Latrine Technology Options for Urban Areas
Liquid Waste Management and Treatment Solid Waste:
Sources, Composition and On-site Storage
Solid Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling
Storage, Collection, Transfer and Transport of Solid Waste
Disposal of Solid Wastes
Integrated Solid Waste Management
Institutional Sanitation and Waste Management Commercial Opportunities in Urban Sanitation and Waste Management
Emergency Sanitation and Waste Management
Way forward After the Training.
Participants will develop a work plan through the help of facilitators that stipulates application of skills acquired in improving their organizations. ASPM will monitor implementation progress after the training.