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Overcoming capacity gaps in fecal sludge management through education and training

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:11 authored by Sterenn Philippe, Brittany Coff, L. MacDonald, M. Foran
2.7 billion people around the world are in need of Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) services, and this number is expected to rise to 4.9 billion by 2030. Key FSM challenges include the gap in knowledge related to the science behind FSM, the lack of skills and experience in viable implementation models, and the absence of policy to ensure an enabling environment. The Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technologies (CAWST) is working toward filling the capacity gaps in FSM through developing and delivering education and training activities to sanitation implementers. This paper describes the systematic program development process that CAWST undertook to plan and develop the education materials, pilot the FSM workshop to sanitation implementers in Nepal, and use the feedback to improve and finalize the education materials. Results and feedback from the pilot workshop are discussed, and next steps are explained.



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PHILIPPE, S. ... et al, 2016. Overcoming capacity gaps in fecal sludge management through education and training. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all: Proceedings of the 39th WEDC International Conference, Kumasi, Ghana, 11-15 July 2016, Briefing paper 2474, 7pp.


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