The course is designed for WASH practitioners working in civil society or non-government organisations, government institutions, donor organisations, and the water/sanitation/hygiene industries.
It is preferred that students have a basic background knowledge and experience of WASH activities and strategies.
Integrated approaches to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) that use evidence based methods to designing behaviour change interventions have shown remarkable gains in achieving the targets for water and sanitation.
This online course introduces the practices of incorporating behaviour strategies into WASH program design and delivery. It helps the participants to understand when behaviour change strategies should be integrated into WASH programs, and enables the use of practical tools to guide the integration of behaviour change into WASH programs.
The key topics include:
- understanding the need for, and role of, behaviour change integration into WASH programs
- alternatives to education and awareness strategies for changing behaviours
- planning and designing interventions that address risky WASH behaviours; and
- implementing and evaluating behaviour change interventions within WASH programs.
IWC will draw upon its expertise and experience in WASH to deliver a highly practical course. Sharing lessons from working with organisations to improve WASH services, developing evidence based strategies to improve WASH behaviours, and strengthening WASH enabling environment, participants will gain and understanding of when behaviour change strategies should be integrated into WASH programs, and be able to use practical tools to guide the integration of behaviour change into WASH programs.