Vote of thanks to UNICEF

With a huge thanks to our partners at UNICEF the workshop finished being constructed at Mzuzu University to support the low-cost sanitation and water technologies being developed at our Centre.

Please consider coming by soon to see our new building, soon we will also be continuing with the Phase II to include office and classroom space in the coming months.

Low-cost sanitation short course

The Centre invites stakeholders for a short course focusing on low-cost sanitation technologies. Participants should expect to gain both practical and theortical skills which will allow scale-up of low-cost techngologies to address hygiene and sanitation needs of Malawi.
Target course audience: Entrepreneurs, Government (water, health, irrigation) departments, WASH trainers, Health and Sanitation Officers, and NGOs aiming to address water and sanitation needs of Malawi.
Low-cost sanitation
The focus of the workshop will be low-cost sanitation in support of ending open defecation in Malawi.  The workshop will introduce participants to a variety of solutions suited to rural and Peri-urban areas.  A practical exercise will be included to build a corbelled latrine and a skyloo toilet.  The workshop will also cover how low-cost sanitation technologies, combined with sanitation marketing, can work alongside CLTS (Community-Led Total Sanitation) programs. Additionally, there will be site visits to nearby model areas successfully using low-cost sanitation solutions.

Dates: 26 to 28 August 2014
Fee per participant: MK125,000

  • The short course will be held at Mzuzu University, Mzuzu, Malawi.
  • There is a maximum of 25 participants in the short course.  A waiting list will be formed as needed.
  • Participant fee includes short course fees, materials for practical exercises, morning and afternoon tea breaks, and lunch.
  • Participants are responsible for their transportation and making accommodation arrangements.
  • Successful participants will receive a certificate of attendance and recognition.
  • Participants should come prepared for field exercises with a work suit, and ready to get dirty!
    For a registration and more information about the short courses, please e-mail