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Water, Sanitization and Hygiene (WASH) & Governance Course


One of the biggest challenges in the water and sanitation sector in developing countries is the significant gap between policymaking and implementation.   This course is about improving WASH governance with a focus on water and sanitation sector policy, institutions and systems that are better able to respond to sector challenges and ensure good governance and sustainable services


5 days


Practitioners, policy makers, decision makers, scientists, the private sector and water associations, capacity builders, facilitators and trainers to meaningfully support the WASH sector in African countries


At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to;

  • Gain knowledge of a number of water reform and governance models and lessons that are relevant for different country contexts.
  • Increase knowledge of successful and failed approaches to water reform and governance.
  • Create awareness and understanding of water reform and governance principles.
  • Understanding how reform can deliver multiple benefits to urban and rural areas, the environment, and communities.
  • Improve skills in analysis of governance frameworks and stakeholder engagement.
  • Increase capacity to use water governance principles to drive innovative solutions to complex water management issues.
  • To develop training programs on water and sanitation governance and how to advocate good governance and best practices.


  • Contextualising WASH services including institutional roles and responsibilities
  • Contextualising WASH challenges within a locality (district / municipal area)
  • Understanding what is meant by WASH governance
  • The policy framework for WASH services
  • Planning WASH services at the local government level (district/ municipal)
  • Financing WASH services
  • Developing WASH infrastructure through the WASH project cycle
  • Selecting the most appropriate water services provider institutional arrangements
  • Regulation and monitoring
  • Factors to ensure sustainability, including transparency and accountability, appropriate technology, dealing with HIV/AIDS, equity and gender mainstreaming, advocacy and communication, capacity building and sector knowledge sharing.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training will be held at the IRES Training Centre in Nairobi. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 25thNovember 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the commencement date.

  • No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 02-12-2019
Event End Date 06-12-2019
Cut off date 25-11-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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