Training courses on non-sewered sanitation

ENPHO │ Nepal

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The progress made by the water, sanitation and hygiene sector (WASH) in Nepal can be attributed to the enabling environment, which has encouraged further effective and meaningful contributions towards achieving the country’s commitment to SDGs by 2030. A few examples of these actions that will enable safe urban sanitation are the sanitation guidelines (one of its indicators is dedicated to FSM), the institutional framework for FSM and the wastewater management policy. However, as these are relatively new, there is still a lack of knowledge of and capacity in these elements, and hence these actions aim to increase awareness, enhance knowledge and build the capacity of the WASH sector practitioners and professionals in the discourse of managing faecal sludge and wastewater using a non-sewered approach in a way that is efficient in terms of cost, energy and O&M. The action is targeting government officials, local body officials, sector stakeholders and actors from society and academic institutions. Orientation programs and workshops will be conducted to increase awareness, particularly of the newly elected local body officials and actors, and a training/short course is planned to enhance the knowledge and capacity of professionals in the sector. Approximately 120 government officials including officials from local municipalities will be made aware of urban sanitation, primarily on non-sewered sanitation systems, and approximately 40 practitioners and professionals from government agencies and society will be trained on non-sewered sanitation (DEWATS and FSM) with a focus on the planning, designing, and implementation of DEWATS and FSTP by organizing two short courses. The promotion of such activities will produce adequately skilled manpower, ultimately helping the country’s WASH sector in meeting its SDG commitments by 2030.