Advanced Training of Trainers Course

Date: March 11th to 16th, 2019

Venue: Environment Monitoring Lab, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Vill. Nimli, Tijara, Rajasthan

Language of Instruction: English

Open for: National and International Participants

Registration form Click here

Last date to apply: Feb 8th, 2019

Full Scholarships available (details given below and in the program flyer)

About the Training: -
Fecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) is very much an evolving topic with newer ideas, methodologies, and practices being developed each day. As a Lab within CSE, which engages in the FSSM space with end-users, policymakers, practitioners, professionals, this training event hosted by us intends to provide a platform to teach new methodologies in analysis and characterization of fecal sludge. This program ‘Advanced Training of Trainers’ (Advanced ToT) is named as such – Advanced because the program brings into focus newer protocols, analysis techniques in FSSM space and is a step-up from the previously conducted foundational programs; And ToT because we believe that the participants will be trained well enough that they become trainers in their own right and can then disseminate the acquired skills and knowledge at their parent organizations.

For this training program, we are inviting external faculty such as the internationally recognized parasitology expert Dr. Colleen Edith Archer from the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. She’ll be ably assisted by her affiliate from PSG Coimbatore. We also have in-house experts from CSE who excel in the field of Fecal Sludge Management, Data Interpretation and Advanced Statistical Analysis in Lab work. This training is a coming together of themes that are diverse and have great applicability to field and lab work. The coursework will be intense and over the period of five and a half days, we will focus on some very specific themes as mentioned above. Also, our state-of-the-art lab with its array of equipment will be accessible to all and we have included technical demonstrations on a few of them, in our program.

Training Methodology: Mostly hands-on Lab training with some classroom sessions and data simulations

You may also have a look at the Program Flyer here.

Criteria for shortlisting: This is an eagerly awaited course in Lab calendar with high number of applicants expected. EML wants to make the learning group as diverse as possible and so, we will have to prepare a shortlist of selected candidates based on certain indicators such as previous ToT experience, academic and professional credentials, field experience, potential of being trainers in the future etc.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Rest of the applicants will automatically go on a waitlist.

For further information, please contact: -

Aditya Sharma
Sr. Research Scientist
Environment Monitoring Lab

Dr. Vinod Vijayan
Sr. Research Scientist
Environment Monitoring Lab