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Webinar – Disability: Making CLTS Fully Inclusive

Thu, 16Oct2014 Comments off

“press release”

On Thursday 30th October, 10-11.30am (GMT), the CLTS Knowledge Hub together with Hazel Jones (WEDC) and Jane Wilbur (WaterAid) will be hosting a webinar on the theme of the recently published Frontiers issue 3:Disability-Making CLTS fully inclusive.

About the webinar

CLTS aims at total sanitation. For that it has to be inclusive. There are ethical reasons for this, but the bottom line is that while any open defecation continues, all are affected. This webinar will focus on people with disabilities and their particular needs for access to sanitation. People affected tend not to be present at triggering, to lack voice in the community, to have their needs overlooked, and may even be hidden by their families. An initial presentation will outline the reality of the experiences of disabled people, the varied nature of their needs and share examples of how their needs can be met. This will be followed by an open discussion about practical steps that people engaged in CLTS can take to make the different phases and processes of CLTS more inclusive.

How to join

Please email us including your name, organisation and country to sign up for this webinar and we will send you instructions as well as a link for joining.

DATE: 16 OCTOBER 2014
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E4C Webinar | WASH in Emergencies: Lessons Learned and Way Forward October 28

Thu, 16Oct2014 Comments off

press release

Presented by

Daniele Lantagne, Usen Family Career Development Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Tufts University

Moderated by

Sean Furey, Water & Sanitation Specialist, Skat Foundation

October 28, 2014 | 11:00 AM EDT

(convert to your time)

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) are critical needs for populations affected by emergencies such as natural disasters, outbreaks, and violence.  In this webinar, we will learn about commonly implemented emergency response interventions to treat drinking water and find out about their successes, failures, and lessons learned. The webinar will discuss the need for implementation of proven interventions and development of new innovations to improve the quality of water and reduce the diarrheal disease burden in emergencies.
Join this E4C webinar on Tuesday, October 28 to:

  • Learn about WASH roles in an emergency response context
  • Understand water quality tests and treatment techniques
  • Participate in a discussion about successes, failures, and best practices in the field
  • Discover what’s new in the development of new WASH methods and technologies

Presented by     

Daniele Lantagne, Tufts University

 

Moderated by

 

Sean Furey, Skat Foundation

 

 

Visit our website for more details and follow the Twitter trail from@engineer4change with 

#E4CWebinars

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions or to recommend a presenter for this series. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

The E4C Webinars Team

webinars@engineeringforchange.org

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3rd Annual Virtual Menstrual Hygiene Mgmnt in WASH in Schools Conference

Thu, 02Oct2014 Comments off

 Sponsors: Columbia University and UNICEF
October 29th 2014
Background:
The 3rd annual virtual MHM conference will provide an opportunity to share lessons learned with the WASH in Schools (WinS) community around the world with a particular focus on MHM programming in WinS in various contexts. The conference will also enable the global WinS community to gather documentation for a basic package of MHM in WinS interventions. The conference will provide an opportunity to: (1)Share school based MHM program descriptions (2) Share findings on MHM program scale and impact and (3) Share recommendations about how new MHM programs can be developed by WinS practitioners

The 3rd annual virtual MHM in WinS conference will build on the content and recommendations of the prior two conferences, and continue the effort to fill in the gaps in the existing knowledge and advocacy around this important issue. Columbia University and UNICEF will be hosting the one-day conference on October 29th 2014, to bring together WASH, MHM experts, relevant global health and education experts, UNICEF country offices, academics and organizations from around the world currently implementing MHM-related activities.
Tentative Agenda:
The one-day meeting1 will convene in New York City, with a select number of in-person participants, with the vast majority of participants to be online by webex. There will be three sessions that allow for the sharing of a range of content while also attempting to accommodate various time zones. The sessions will include:
Session One: Program
What programs are currently being implemented to address the MHM barriers facing girls in a range of contexts? What are the key components of the programs? Who are the key stakeholders involved?
Session Two: Program Scale and Impact
What are the findings on the current scale and impact of existing MHM programs? What are the goals for future scale-up? What barriers and enablers to scale and impact are being encountered in various contexts?
Session Three: Recommendations for New Programs
What program approaches are recommended for organizations seeking to initiate an MHM program in WinS?
What are recommended first steps for initiating an MHM in WinS program?
All [submitters were asked ]to focus their discussion on the following topical areas that have been identified in recent years as fundamental aspects of MHM in WinS:
 Knowledge and education (sufficient knowledge, practical guidance and support)
 WASH facilities addressing MHM needs (privacy, disposal mechanisms, access to water and soap etc.)
 Availability and accessibility of absorbent materials
There will be time for discussion after all the presentations via webex.

1 A small in-person conference will be held on the 2nd day (October 30th) for which a small number of presenters will be invited to attend to further discuss the MHM in WinS global agenda. Please indicate your interest in attending for consideration although given limited space, the 2nd day will only be able to accommodate a small number of attendees.OR INTERESTED PRESENTERS

FOR INTERESTED ONLINE PARTICIPANTS
Please send expression of interest to mhm.webnyc@gmail.com by 22nd of October 2014.
Included in the email must be:
 Your name
 Country where you will be joining via the internet

source http://www.unicef.org/wash/schools/files/Extended_Deadline_2014.pdf

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Sesame Workshop’s Muppet Friend Raya Encourages Proper Hygiene

Thu, 02Oct2014 Comments off

Published on May 27, 2014

United Nations – Raya, from Sesame Workshop’s Global Health Initiative, shares what she’s learned about proper hygiene. She always remembers to wear her sandals to the latrine and knows how to avoid spreading germs.

Learn more: http://www.sesameworkshop.org
Script (pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/raya14…
UN campaign:
http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/end…

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Certificate Course in Water and Sanitation

Tue, 30Sep2014 Comments off

Capacity Africa Institute is pleased to announce a certificate online and distance learning Course in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Management Start date: 1st November 2014 .Course End: 1st January 2015

Overall Course Overview:

This basic course outlines the evidence base for WASH as a major contributor to health and wider community development. It outlines the key interventions to be implemented, the relative effectiveness of each component on the disease burden, the practicalities of delivery (i.e. achieving good hygiene behaviors’) indicators of performance and methods for measuring impact. The course provides an understanding of WASH in the context of wider public health challenges and illustrates the practical interventions necessary to deliver on health and wider development/emergency needs. Course Objectives: By the end of this course, a student assessed as competent against this qualification will be able to: Understand public health and appreciate the current and future disease burden in developing countries Correlate WASH and Environmental Health with Public Health (including nutrition) in the context of community development Understand the practicalities around community water supply, waste management (including drainage), and related environmental health issues for effective community hygiene promotion Examine indicators of performance in WASH and wider environmental health.

Course Organizers: Capacity Africa Institute (www.capacityafrica.com) more…

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UNITAR is launching a new session of the e-learning course Governance in Urban Sanitation

Wed, 17Sep2014 Comments off

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is launching a new session of the e-learning course Governance in Urban Sanitation, from Monday 6 October to Friday 12 December 2014.

Course goal

This course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision-makers and sanitation professionals to make enlightened decisions and investments in urban sanitation. It provides analytical tools to understand the financial and institutional framework of the sanitation sector, taking into account the needs of urban poor communities.

Methodology

This 4-module course is based on UNITAR’s sound adult learning pedagogical principles. The modules include interactive lessons and illustrated narratives that introduce the participant to the conceptual foundations of governance in urban sanitation. Taking advantage of the opportunities of technology-enhanced learning, the learning materials are presented through various media such as text, graphs, images and video material, which contribute to better retention and enhance the learning process

Participants engage in the development of a case study, where they can apply the knowledge gained to a real-life scenario. Peer reviews and discussion forums are the other core elements of the course, organized to create collective knowledge and to facilitate interaction and experience sharing. Each module also includes self-assessment exercises as well as quizzes. A high level sanitation expert guides participants through all the learning activities.

Please see the flyer attached for further details on course description, content and workload.

For any inquiry, feel free to contact us at e-dcp@unitar.org

How to register:

Registration is open online at http://www.unitar.org/event/sanitation2014

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Peru Seeks Private Funding for $19 Billion of Water Works

Wed, 17Sep2014 Comments off

Peru is seeking investors for $19 billion of projects through 2021 to help improve access to potable water and sanitation in the South American country.

more: http://ow.ly/BCUdz

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