In 2014 and 2015 UNESCO-IHE is offering a 3-week course on Faecal Sludge Management.
This course is designed for sanitary, civil / wastewater and environmental engineers. It will introduce findings from the ongoing research from the Pro-Poor Sanitation Innovations project funded by the Gates Foundation.
- Public Health and sanitation
- Excreta Characterisation
- Faecal Sludge Systems
- Non-Technical Aspects of FSM
- Specific circumstances (emergency sanitation, urban poor)
- 30 June – 18 July 2014, application: 30 May 2014, fee: € 2700
- 29 June – 17 July 2015, application: 29 May 2015, fee: € 2775
Applications and more information:
Twenty PhD Positions are available in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funded Project on Pro-poor Sanitation Innovations, named “Stimulating local innovation on sanitation for the urban poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia”.
UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands, and the following partners: Makerere University in Uganda, KNUST in Ghana, AIT in Thailand, 2iE in Burkina Faso, ITB in Indonesia, UCT in South Africa, UFMG in Brazil, and Univalle in Colombia were awarded a US$8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The grant will be used to finance a 5-year capacity building and research project to stimulate local innovation on sanitation for the urban poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia.
To support the research component of the project 20 PhD positions for junior researchers are funded by the project at 8 host institutions.
The five research themes are:
- Smart sanitation provision for slums & informal settlements
- Emergency sanitation following natural & anthropological disasters
- Resource‐oriented decentralized sanitation
- Low‐cost wastewater collection & treatment
- Faecal sludge management
Deadline for application: 15 December 2011
For more information and application instructions go to the UNESCO-IHE web site
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and partners have been awarded a US$ 8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will be used for postgraduate sanitation education and research with a focus on solutions for the urban poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia. This 5-year capacity building and research project was developed by Prof. Damir Brdjanovic, Professor of Sanitary Engineering at UNESCO-IHE and his team.
“This is probably the largest research and postgraduate education project targeting sanitation for the urban poor ever conducted,” Prof. Brdjanovic said.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced this grant when they unveiled their new sanitation strategy at the 2011 AfricaSan 3 conference in Kigali, Rwanda on 19 July 2011.
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