Capacity building and training services in the WASH sector in Afghanistan
conference contributionposted on 12.02.2018, 15:10 by Mohammad A. Barat, Betman Bhandari, Shah Wali
High mortality and morbidity rates are prevalent in Afghanistan and one of the causes being lack of access to safe drinking water, safe sanitation and adoption of good hygiene practices. Furthermore prospects for the support to the population are limited due to the low level of knowledge and capacity of those who normally should or could help. Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees (DACAAR) started capacity building services since 2005 and established a Water Expertise and Training Centre (WET Centre) in 2010 in partnership with a Canadian organization, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST).DACAAR WET centre acts as a hub for data, information and research as well as a vehicle for training and technical support to government agencies, NGOs and the private sector to accelerate the knowledge management, networking and capacity building in WASH sector. As a result of WET Centre training workshops, seminars and consulting support provision to organizations, seven new organizations implemented WASH projects in Afghanistan in 2012 and ten in 2013.
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