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Course Description

WASH is a key programme area at UNICEF and an important part of the work we do for child survival and development. A coherent approach and adequate capacity is needed to improve the enabling environment for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) service delivery. This e-learning course builds the capacity of UNICEF WASH staff so they can support national governments in strengthening the enabling environment for WASH service delivery. The e-course will familiarize UNICEF WASH staff with existing approaches, processes, tools, resources, new thinking and innovative mechanisms for strengthening the enabling environment for WASH service delivery.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this e-course, you be able to articulate:

  1. What is an enabling environment for WASH service delivery?
  2. What is the Framework and Theory of Change that underpin strengthening enabling environment for WASH service delivery?
  3. What are the governance functions (definitions, principles, illustrative activities, expected outcomes, and indicators) that support enabling environment strengthening?
  4. What is the support process for strengthening enabling environment for WASH service delivery?

Target audience

This e-course is for UNICEF staff working towards strengthening the enabling environment for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) service delivery. It is specifically intended for UNICEF WASH Chiefs and WASH focal points responsible for strengthening the enabling environment for WASH service delivery. This e-course is also suitable for anyone who wants to learn about strengthening the enabling environment for WASH service delivery.

Length

It should take you about five hours to complete this e-learning course.

Methodology

This e-learning course is composed of self paced modules. The "Introduction" module is a prerequisite and must be taken before the other modules. The remaining modules are stand alone and can be undertaken in any order.

Structure

1. Introduction to WASH Enabling Environment
               1.1  Political Leadership
2. Sector Policy and Strategy
3. Institutional Arrangements
               3.1  Sector Coordination
               3.2  Service Delivery Arrangements
               3.3  Regulation and Accountability
4. Sector Planning
5. Sector Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
6. Sector Budgeting and Financing
7. Sector Capacity Development

Required Reading

Strengthening the EE for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Guidance Note (UNICEF, 2016)

Renforcer Les Environnements Favorables Au Secteur Eau, Assainissement Et Hygiène (EAH) Note d’Orientation (UNICEF, 2016) 

Support

This face to face training workshop/e-course is connected to the online platform (SEE4WASH), which is a pool of resources for UNICEF staff and professionals working on strengthening the enabling environment (EE) for WASH.

Contact Person

David Tsetse, Ph.D.
WASH Specialist, Planning Monitoring and Capacity Building
Programme Division
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Tel: 917-265-4663
E-mail: dtsetse@unicef.org

Topic: WASH, What we do: Focus Areas
Provider: UNICEF
Language: English
Location: Global