Please note that application deadline for this course is 06 Feb 2009
The goal of the course is to enhance the capacity of local decision-makers to make the most efficient and pro-poor choices and investments in urban sanitation. The course provides analytical tools to understand the financial and institutional framework of the sanitation sector, creating the ability to assess specific situations and make recommendations to design and implement financial and institutional reforms in the sector.
The first session of the course is primarily intended for candidates affiliated with organizations from Asia and the Pacific dedicated to training and capacity building in their country or region. They should have prior understanding of urban sanitation and/or environmental issues and possess a university degree in a relevant area.
The course consists of 4 modules:
- Module 1 – Introduction to Sanitation
- Module 2 – Economics, Pricing and Financing of the Sanitation Sector
- Module 3 – Institutional Aspects of the Sanitation Sector
- Module 4 – Sanitation and Poverty
The course is implemented by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in collaboration with the Programme “Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries” of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Sandec/EAWAG). The contents of the modules are based on the original materials jointly developed by UNITAR and Capacity Building International, Germany (InWent).
For more information and to register for this course go to the UNITAR web site or contact sanitation [at] unitar.org