Development, Disasters and Sanitation

This provides a list of courses and scholarships suitable for WASH practitioners from across the WASH sector.

“This professional development course has been designed for those new to working in development or disaster relief. The course is delivered using a variety of media including slide presentations, film clips, animations, photography and graphics supported by selected online publications.

Unit 1 explores important background issues surrounding development, disaster relief and poverty that will provide a foundation for the understanding of more detailed subjects such as the provision of water and sanitation.

Unit 2 specifically examines the principles of excreta disposal. It considers the importance of environmental sanitation in general and in particular the disposal of excreta for improving the health and well being of poor people living in both rural and urban communities.

Each unit takes approximately 1 hour to study, excluding associated reading. A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of the unit assessments and completion of the course evaluation form.”

(Source: website)

Institution Target Audience Link Topic Region Type
Institution Water Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) Target Audience Those new to working in development and disaster relief Link Topic Sanitation Management Region East Asia, Pacific, South and West Asia, Southern Africa, Other (All other countries not listed within DFAT regions) Type Courses


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Iam a member of the National Disaster Response Team in Nigerian Red Cross Society and wish to gain more knowledge and experience in WASH