The Rural Water-Waste Management Team conducted a specialized sponsored two-week online training on faecal sludge management in rural areas for the government officials of Uganda. The training was attended by 60 government officials from Ministry of Water and Environment-Rural Water and Sanitation Department, Uganda. The objective of this training was to advocate the necessity of safe treatment, disposal and/or reuse of faecal sludge in the rural areas of Nigeria and build the capacity of the government officials of Nigeria, so that they can implement the knowledge in their country.
The online training involved self-study, online interactive discussions and live interaction with the experts. The live session enabled the participants to interact directly with experts like Dr. Abdullah Al-Muyeed from Bangladesh, who shared his experience of FSTP implementation in Banglasdesh, Mr. Sujoy Majumdar, WASH expert, UNICEF shared his experiences on Swachh Bharat Mission Implementation, Mr. Krishna Rao, Consultant shared various business models related to Fecal sludge management. Case studies on various research undertaken by CSE were presented. Apart from this various live doubt clearing sessions with the course coordinators, discussion forums helped participants interact and put forward their learnings enabling a better learning environment. This also motivated other participants to actively engage in the program. The participants appreciated the training programme. Participants also showed interest in attending the course physically when things become normal.
|Maraka Ikirimat Joan Grace, Ministry of Water and Environment, Mbale, Uganda
I appreciated the live sessions that brought to life the theory part of the training. The language used in the training was easy to understand and follow. The enthusiasm of the live session presenters to share their practical experiences implementing the different technologies.
Bigobe Isaac, Ministry of Water and Environment-Rural Water and Sanitation Department, Kampala, Uganda Its tailor made for my professional work. Continue engaging us and also share opportunities for new knowledge via our emails. Teaching Material will be very important on passing on knowledge and also as a point of reference.