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Developing standard WASH practioner competencies

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posted on 09.10.2020, 13:21 authored by J.M. Cilliers
Does the humanitarian WASH sector need to enhance its practitioners in order to be more accountable to all stakeholders? This question is answered and methods in which to do this are explored as well as the challenges faced by the sector in its endeavour to enhance the capacity of its practitioners. Professionalisation is discussed as a structure in which the sector can develop and core competencies were identified as a cornerstone to congruent development and eventual professionalisation. Consequently, the WASH Practitioners’ Competency Framework is developed and undergoes three testing phases. Feedback and adjustments are captured and discussed culminating in into a possible viable tool that can assist in the enhancement of WASH practitioners’ capacity building as well as a host of other benefits and uses.



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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)