How to fill the non-sewered sanitation skills gap. IWA, April 2019.
The Source asked a global panel of experts: ‘How can the water sector respond to the skills gap that must be filled if we are to make the most of opportunities presented by urban non-sewered sanitation?’
Professor Dr Damir Brdjanovic, Director, Global Sanitation Graduate School
The sector is in need of quality training and education, cooperation between academic and professional institutions, a recognised framework with assured quality, prestigious degrees and diplomas, platforms for alumni career development, and many other ingredients that will help people have healthier and productive lives.
In response to the growing need for leaders in developing countries and the implementation of non-sewered sanitation (NSS), the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and partners – supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – have launched the Global Sanitation Learning Alliance, to help develop and disseminate knowledge on sanitation.
Recently, IHE Delft has started a new MSc in sanitation – a unique interdisciplinary programme with a focus on the delivery of NSS services to urban communities. It is designed for people from diverse backgrounds, acknowledging the complexity of urban sanitation.
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