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 mzuniwatsan@gmail.com

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