About this Course
This online course offers participants an introduction to the main principles and concepts of WASH climate resilient development. The course provides guidance on how implement climate resilient WASH programming in an effective and methodological manner through the use of the Strategic Framework.
By the end of the course participants will:
- Have an improved understanding of how climate change impacts water and sanitation globally
- Understand how carry out a WASH climate risk assessment and prioritise support for the most vulnerable communities
- How to identify and appraise the best options for WASH climate resilient programming
- Have an improved knowledge of WASH climate resilient technology options
- Understand how to effectively monitor progress and move forward with the WASH climate resilience agenda
- Have an improved knowledge of how to access WASH-climate related financing
- Gain knowledge of how to access additional technical support and guidance if required.
The course is structured by modules. Each module will run for one week, during which course participants must read basic contents and participate in suggested activities.
In all modules, participants are expected to:
- Read basic contents
- Participate in the modules´ forum
- Prepare an individual assignment (when applicable)
- Respond a set of multiple choice questions
Participants expected dedication and certification
Participants are expected to dedicate a minimum of 4 hours per week to the course. This time dedication should be enough to review compulsory readings and participate in all activities (forums, assignment, multiple choices). Participants who wish to read suggested readings and related videos will require a bit more time.
Participants who submit assignment, answer quizzes and participate along the various forums will receive a certificated granted by the course organisers.
Base contents and facilitators
The course will be will be facilitated by a team of specialists representing Cap-Net UNDP, UNICEF, the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and other special guests.
Contents are based on the technical guidance materials which have been developed for the Strategic Framework on WASH Climate Resilience.
A course coordinator and the virtual campus technical support team will be present for the entire course.
Julienne Ngo Yegba, Global Water Partnership
Emily Bamford, WASH Climate Change Specialist, UNICEF New York
Emily is a WASH Climate Change Specialist working for UNICEF New York. Her role focuses on providing technical support to 100 countries worldwide. Emily is particularly passionate about innovative green technologies such as solar powered water systems. She has previously worked in Tanzania, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Sierra Leone.
Cap-Net´s Virtual Campus Coordinator. Damian has facilitated water-related courses in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe, and participated as team member for the development of various training manuals. He is passionate for innovative learning approaches and partnership building for human and environmental development.
UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) team works in over 100 countries worldwide to improve water and sanitation services, as well as basic hygiene practices. Last year, UNICEF’s efforts provided nearly 14 million people with clean water and over 11 million with basic toilets. UNICEF is working to ensure that these WASH facilities are resilient to the impacts of climate change, specifically drought and flooding, in the most vulnerable regions. The organization is also providing support in times of crisis, including those which are climate related, providing emergency relief to those in need.
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) www.gwp.org
The Global Water Partnership is at the forefront of WASH climate resilience globally and is also very much involved in integrated resouce management and transboundary cooperation. They also play a key role is supporting the Post-2015 development agenda and the Global Dialogue on Water Security and Sustainable Growth.
GWP has 13 Regional Water Parnerships and 86 Country Water Partnerships worldwide, in almost every country which UNICEF works. The develop partnerships which provide a neutral, mult—stakeholder platform for improve water resource management.
Cap-Net UNDP www.cap-net.org
Cap-Net is an international network for capacity development in sustainable water management. It is made up of a partnership of autonomous international, regional and national institutions and networks committed to capacity development in the water sector. At Global level Cap-Net works with 23 regional and country level capacity development networks with about 1.000 member organisations in 120 countries, and numerous international partners. Cap-Net UNDP delivers training and education to water professionals in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The course is open to a maximum of 75 participants representing various stakeholder groups from the entire water sector:
-International organisations and non-governmental organisations
-Decision makers, policy makers, and high-level professionals and managers active in governmental bodies;
As an introductory course, participants are not expected to have previous knowledge on WASH climate resilience, but would ideally be expected to have prior experience of working in the WASH or climate change sector.
Sponsored by a partnership of international development organisations, the course is free.
Interested participants must complete the online registration form, before Wednesday, October 10, 2018. In addition to contact information, the online form requires participants to provide the following information:
Required: A short profile: describing educational and professional background; experience in water resources management, capacity development or decision making on water; participation in networks and/or alliances; any other relevant information related to the course subject.
Required: Motivation and commitment text: explaining your interest in participating in the course; availability to dedicate at least 4 hours per week during the course duration and participate in the course activities; and your expectations in terms of how you will apply and share the acquired contents in your field of work and with your colleagues.
Optional: A 1-page letter of institutional support: through which the institution where you work expresses interest in your participation in the course; explains why this will be an important training for you and the institution.Apply for Course
October 29, 2018 - December 9, 2018