Rural Sanitation at ScaleThis WEDC self-paced online course has been designed in partnership with the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) of the World Bank to address important global challenges facing the water and sanitation sector. It features as a unit in the WEDC MSc programme 'Management of Water and Sanitation', but is also available free of charge here as a non-accredited professional development unit for WSP staff and others faced with the issues of scaling-up sanitation in rural areas throughout the developing world.

Part 1 sets the challenge of scaling up rural sanitation in context, examining fundemental aspects of sanitation provision and the reasons why, hitherto, the goal of sanitation at scale has proved elusive.

Part 2 examines the core theory of change for sustainable programmes. In particular it looks at the first two of three key components or 'pillars' required for change: the creation of demand and the supply chain.

Part 3 continues to explore the core theory of change, focussing on the enabling environment. The unit concludes with a discussion of how the three pillars of change fit together and what steps are necessary to take an 'at scale' programme forward. This presentation runs for approximately 40 minutes excluding associated reading.

Each section takes approximately 1 hour to study, excluding associated reading. A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of the unit assessment and completion of the course evaluation form.

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Rural Sanitation at ScaleCe cours en ligne WEDC a été conçu en partenariat avec le Programme de l'Alimentation en Eau et de l'Assainissement de la Banque Mondiale afin d’aborder certains enjeux mondiaux du secteur de l’alimentation en eau et de l’assainissement.

Ce cours se compose de trois parties. Chacune requiert environ une heure d’étude, hors lectures complémentaires.

En partie 1, nous replacerons la question de l’assainissement rural à grande échelle dans son contexte en examinant les aspects fondamentaux de la fourniture de services d’assainissement et les raisons pour lesquelles, jusqu’à présent, l’objectif de fourniture de services d’assainissement à grande échelle s’est avéré inaccessible. Cette partie est avant tout destinée à ceux qui débutent dans le domaine de l’assainissement.

En partie 2, nous examinerons la théorie du changement indispensable à une meilleure viabilité des programmes, et en particulier deux des trois composants clés ou “piliers” nécessaires à ce changement : la création de demande et la chaîne d’approvisionnement.

En partie 3, nous approfondirons la théorie du changement en nous concentrant sur la question de l’environnement contextuel favorable. L’unité s’achève par une discussion sur la manière dont les trois piliers du changement s’agencent et sur les étapes nécessaires à la bonne avancée d’un programme à grande échelle.

Les professionnels suffisamment expérimentés peuvent choisir de n’étudier que les parties 2 et 3.

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Development, Disasters and SanitationThis introductory course has been designed for those new to working in development or disaster relief.

Unit 1 explores important background issues surrounding development, disaster relief and poverty that will provide a foundation for the understanding of more detailed subjects such as the provision of water and sanitation.

Unit 2 specifically examines the principles of excreta disposal. It considers the importance of environmental sanitation in general and in particular the disposal of excreta for improving the health and well being of poor people living in both rural and urban communities.

Each unit takes approximately 1 hour to study excluding associated reading. A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of the unit assessments and completion of the course evaluation form. Payment of a registration fee of £10 is required for this course.

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Emergency Water Supply and SanitationThis module was developed by by WEDC, IRC and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) under the DFID-funded WELL Resource Centre for Environmental Health (WELL) for internal use by its partner resource centres.

This module is available for download free of cost.

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Soft Skills for Water and Sanitation ProfessionalsThese modules are aimed at developing individuals’ soft skills. They were originally developed by by WEDC, IRC and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) under the DFID-funded WELL Resource Centre for Environmental Health (WELL) for internal use by its partner resource centres.

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