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Course An n o u n c e m e n t On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), in cooperation with regional partners in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania Zambia and Southern Sudan (WAVEplus Programme), and the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (MENA-WANT Progamme), the Deutsche Gesellschaft f端r Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is organizing an interactive e-Learning course:

Sector Governance in Urban Sanitation Course Objectives The training wants to enhance the capacity of local decision-makers to make the most efficient, effective and equitable use of investments in sanitation. Please note that the emphasis of the course is not on technical solutions but rather on economical, financial and institutional aspects. If you are concerned with sanitation in a water utility, in a local, federal or national government or in an NGO, then you will most certainly profit from this e-learning course!

Elements and characteristics of the e-learning course Web-based intensive course with asynchronous work, online forum and online moderated expert chats. The flexibility allows individuals to select how long and when they intend to spend learning within the course period. The course has a strong collaborative component: The discussions with your tutors and with your fellow participants at the regular chats or individual chats have at least the same importance as the learning content itself!

Duration Total course duration: 6 weeks (April 18th until May 30th, 2011). Participants should be aware that they will need around 60 hours for reading the course material. Additional time for study of in-depth resources, for collaborational on-line work and for the exam should as well taken into account.

Target group Senior managers and supervisors in water and sanitation utilities, in a local, federal or national government, in associations, NGOs or other related organisations. The interactive e-learning course is offered on the GIZ - platform "Global Campus 21". Preference is given to participants from the WAVEplus programme in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and Southern Sudan and to participants nominated by organisations related to ACWUA in the MENA region.

Requirements for participation in the course Sound internet access (at least 10h/week), computer equipment, PDF Reader, up-to-date browser. Fluent knowledge of English language. The course is available in an offline version (download) as well, but communication in the forum with tutors and other participants is done via Internet. Applicants have to complete an initial multiple choice test (available online only) before being permitted.

Certificates Participants will receive a certificate in electronic form (PDF) from GIZ. Requirements: Active participation in forum and chats and passing a multiple-choice test and/or assigned tasks.

Capacity building perspectives Successful participants shall be part of an online follow-up programme enhancing the network of professionals in the water sector and share experiences, and further expand opportunities for growth. They will join the Alumni network and Global Campus 21 of GIZ.

Study Material, Resources & Case Studies Module 1 - General Introduction to Governance and Sanitation Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson

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Sanitation Concepts Governance Concepts Sanitation Context & Challenges Sanitation & Poverty Importance of Sanitation EcoSan Critical Issues Sanitation vs. HIV

Module 2 – Economics, Pricing & Financing of Sanitation Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson

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Services and Organisation of Sanitation Costs of Providing Sanitation Sources of Financing Financing Issues in the Sanitation Sector Possible Actions at the Local Level – Service Levels, Tariffs, Loans, Subsidies Possible Actions at the Local Level – Efficiency

Module 3 – Institutional Aspects & Framework Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson

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Sanitation Services and Governance Deficiencies Basic Institutional Principles: Functions & Actors Service Providers – Municipal Departments and Public Utilities Service Providers – Private Sector Participation Models Structuring Relationships Between Stakeholders Moving Towards Good Governance

The course «Sector Governance in Urban Sanitation» was developed in 2008 on behalf of InWEnt - Capacity Building International(Germany), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and World Bank Institute (WBISD) by Samir Bensaid (Mod. 1), Nils Janson (Mod. 2), and Fadhel Ghariani (Mod. 3). Revised and enlarged in October 2010 by Mostafa Biad, Hans Hartung, and Dirk Hangstein on behalf of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Dept. 5.02. ©2011 GIZ GmbH

Course Organisation and Application Programme administration and overall organisation: Dieter Anders and Waltraud Michaelis (WAVEplus programme), Thomas Petermann and Waltraud Michaelis (MENA-WANT programme) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ. Department 5 - Environment, Natural Resources and Food. Zschortau and Berlin, Germany. Contact-e-mails: <>, <>, <>

Application: Please use the pre-fromatted application forms which will be made available soon at (section «e-Learning») or at (section «MENAWANT/e-Learning»

Sector Governance in Urban Sanitation  

interactive e-learning course