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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 face to face training workshop is intended to build the capacity of UNICEF WASH staff so they can support national governments in strengthening the enabling environment for WASH service delivery. The training workshop 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.
Topic: WASH Enabling Environment
This face to face training workshop is for UNICEF staff working towards strengthening the enabling environment for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) service delivery for child survival and development.
The face to face training is intended for UNICEF WASH Chiefs and WASH focal points responsible for strengthening the enabling environment for WASH service delivery.
By the end of the training workshop, participants will be able to:
- What is an enabling environment for WASH service delivery?
- What is the Framework and Theory of Change what underpin strengthening enabling environment for WASH service delivery?
- What are the governance functions (definitions, principles, illustrative activities, expected outcomes, and indicators) that support enabling environment strengthening?
- What is the support process for strengthening enabling environment for WASH service deliver
Topics To Be Covered
The face to face training workshop is tailored to WASH program contexts and need of participants. The training is designed under these sessions:
- Introduction to WASH Enabling Environment
- WASH Enabling Environment Framework and Theory of Change
- Sector Policy and Strategy
- Institutional Arrangements
- Sector Coordination
- Service Delivery Arrangements
- Regulation and Accountability
- Sector Planning
- Sector Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
- Sector Budgeting and Financing
- Sector Capacity Development
- Training Agenda
- Training Facilitators Guide
- Training Evaluation
The face-to-face training will be participatory and based on adult learning techniques. Facilitators will use PowerPoint presentations to communicate specific concepts and supplement these with experiential learning techniques. Group exercises, plenary discussions, case studies, and handouts will be used to facilitate training. In a communication before the training, the participants will be encouraged to think about examples from their personal and work experiences in advance and share them with other participants at the training during relevant sessions. They will also be encouraged to think about resources and tools that they have found to be useful. It will also be suggested that participants ponder and assess the WASH enabling environment in their own country, read the Guidance Note, and review the agenda to facilitate discussion during the training.
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.
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