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Online Course “Governance in Urban Sanitation”

The Local Development Programme of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)  announces the next session of the e-learning course Governance in Urban Sanitation, to be conducted from 23 September to 29 November 2013.

The course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision-makers and sanitation professionals to make the most enlightened decisions and investments in the area of urban sanitation. Furthermore, it provides analytical tools to understand the financial and institutional framework of the sanitation sector, taking into account the needs of urban poor communities.

The course is composed of four 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

This online course has been awarded with the International ECBCheck Quality Label for e-learning.

The course fee is USD 600 and UNITAR stresses that it does not provide any financial assistance.

Full information about the course is available at:
www.unitar.org/event/urbansanitation2013

E-learning course Governance in Urban Sanitation

The Local Development Programme of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is conducting the next session of its e-learning course Governance in Urban Sanitation from 19 March to 25 May 2012.

The e-course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision-makers and sanitation practitioners to make the most enlightened decisions and investments in the area of urban sanitation. It provides analytical tools to understand the financial and institutional framework of the sanitation sector, taking into account the needs of urban poor communities. This e-course has been awarded with the International ECBCheck Quality Label for e-Learning.

The deadline for registration is 14 March 2012.
Registration fee: US$ 400

Full information about the course is available at www.unitar.org/event/sanitation2012

Governance in Urban Sanitation, e-Learning Course, 23 March – 15 May 2009

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