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The Program

We have designed a very interactive SSWM Training to keep you motivated and engaged. Besides interesting plenaries and sessions to strengthen your knowledge and set of skills, we have planned energisers and fun team building exercises for you to interact with other participants.

You will develop a sanitation project in teams. Expert mentors will be available, answering questions and supporting you on your way to develop a sanitation solutions/ projects that will enhance the overall sanitation and water management situation in the case study area.

Please note that the agenda is subject to slight adjustments.

Self-Study Material

Short videos and easy to understand self-study training materials introduce you to various training subjects. It is essential to watch/read those pre-class training materials upfront to be able to actively participate in interactive classrooms.

Group Work Sessions

A team of experienced SSWM experts guides and coaches your team in applying your knowledge to a case study. Step-by-step, you will develop a sanitation project. We offer additional “Open Door Coaching” sessions every day to answer questions and support you in the completion of your teamwork.

Input Sessions

Using simple examples, we explain the practical application of the theoretical knowledge gained from watching/reading pre-class training materials.

Virtual Energisers

We have planned for short, team-building exercises aimed at overcoming and energisers for reloading energy, having fun and involving some form of physical activity. Don’t miss it!

Presentation of Project

You will present the results of your teamwork to us and other participants and receive expert and peer feedback.

The learning objectives

By the end of the workshop, I will be able to:

  • Use the concepts and principles of Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management to analyse a case study.
  • Utilise the SSWM Toolbox to plan a local initiative in water, sanitation and resource management with an integral and balanced selection of hardware, software and participatory planning tools.
  • Discuss the impact, advantages and important considerations of using the SSWM Toolbox as resource and support tool for implementing and ensuring the sustainability of local water, sanitation and resource management interventions.
  • Use the Problem, Objective and Strategy Tree Analysis tool to identify negative aspects of an existing situation, establish causes and effects relationships, describe the desired future situation and decide the scope of a local water, sanitation and resource management intervention.
  • Develop a conceptual project framework to visualise the intervention’s broad outline, define the project goal, and organise outcomes and outputs in a logical model highlighting the linkages between them.
  • Use participatory methodologies and tools in categorising stakeholders according to their importance and influence, and converting available information into a preliminary strategy plan showing how and at which stage to involve the identified stakeholders to help the project to succeed.
  • Utilise the SSWM Toolbox to select for each step of the planning and programming cycle of your project appropriate participatory planning tools.
  • Conceptualise a SSWM system applying a combination of different functional units that together allow managing and reusing or disposing the different waste flows from households, institutions and/or agriculture in order to protect people and the environment.
  • Present and communicate training results effectively and in an engaging manner.


The Agenda

Tuesday 25th May 2021
13:00 – 14:00 Technical Session
Saturday 29th May 2021
13:00 – 14:45 Welcome and introduction
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 17:00 Introduction to SSWM and Case Study
Sunday 30th May 2021
13:00 – 14:45 Group work: Objective Tree & Strategy Analysis
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 17:00 Group work: Project Design
Monday 31st May 2021
13:00 – 14:45 Group work: Stakeholder Influence/Relevance & Stakeholder Participation Matrix
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 17:00 Group work: Participatory Planning Tools
Tuesday 1st June 2021
13:00 – 14:45 Group work: Design your Sanitation System
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 17:00 Group work: Design your Sanitation System (contd.)
Wednesday 2nd June 2021
13:00 – 14:45 Discussion & group work: Enabling Environment
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:15 – 17:00 Group work: Enabling Environment (contd.) & Preparing for presentation
Thursday 3rd June 2021
13:00 – 15:15 Preparing for presentation, presenting project & wrap-up

* All times are in Arabic Standard Time Zone (AST: UTC +3)