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Event International Training Course Announcement: Good governance for sustainable and pro poor Wash services

IRC has announced its upcoming international training course: Good governance for sustainable and pro poor WASH services.

This course provides a broad overview of local governance for sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. It examines the different components of WASH services and what it means to operationalise local governance across these components.  

The course is specialised to the needs of those facing implementation and capacity challenges in scaling up service provision to achieve full coverage. It applies the principles of good governance in the context of the interface between WASH services and water resources management, addressing the needs of the poor through multiple uses, and the challenges of sustainable services. The course intends to augment the understanding and skills of senior water sector officials and practitioners so that they are better able to achieve both good governance and sustainable WASH services. IRC’s senior trainers and specialists on the different governance themes will conduct the course.

The course will be conducted by a range of experienced and senior staff from the IRC, with inputs from specialists on the various governance themes.

The course is geared to those responsible for making WASH local governance work at a senior level, including policy makers, water services providers, local government officials, councilors, those providing planning and capacity support, project implementers, and other sector officials that interface with water services.

It will bring together participants from a broad range of backgrounds and experience, including the public sector, civil society (NGOs, donors), and private sector and will provide the opportunity to share experiences from countries around the world and from different disciplines within the water and local government sectors.

This eight day course, including a field trip during one weekend day, will be held in Delft, The Netherlands between the 4th and 13th of February 2008. A Certificate of Completion in Good Governance for Sustainable Pro-Poor WASH Services will be awarded to those who successfully complete the course.

The course fee of EUR 1,800.00 includes tuition, lunch on training days, a one-day field trip, a multi-media package on CD-Rom containing all course materials, a file for course handouts and individual assignments, 2 relevant IRC publications and the Certificate of Completion for those who successfully complete the course.

Contact information Training Course Coordinator, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre: P.O. Box 2869, 2601 CW Delft, The Netherlands - Deirdre C. Casella, Programme Officer (email:
Phone: +31 (0) 15 219 2939 ; Fax: +31 (0) 15 219 0955
Event type Training
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Source IRC
Geographical coverage Netherlands
Address Delft, The Netherlands
Organizer The IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC)
Target audience International
Duration 8 days
Period [04/02/2008 - 13/02/2008]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH