Tailor-made Trainings

cewas specialises in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating training programs tailor-made for the needs of different stakeholders. Thanks to its experience in business development, water and sanitation, project management, governance and integrity and change management, cewas is able to prepare and implement training packages that ignite changes in organisations to drive efficiency and improve performance.

Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management Training Programme

cewas in collaboration with seecon, and other key partners such as Cap-Net, BORDA, DRC and GTO, offers regular Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management -SSWM-training courses worldwide. They build on the SSWM Toolbox and aim at linking up sustainable sanitation, water management and agriculture at the local level and in practice. The SSWM Training courses enable participants to fully exploit the benefits of the SSWM Toolbox and develop a thorough understanding of Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management. The SSWM Training Course follows a participatory, cross-institutional and interdisciplinary approach. While outlining the training programme, great emphasis is laid on participants’ interaction: besides face-to-face lectures, group works and case studies, visits to existing projects and role-plays reveal creativity and make participants think in a holistic way.

The SSWM training course has been imparted since 2010 in countries such as Nepal, India, Philippines, Peru, Bolivia, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Kurdistan and Brazil. More than 700+ participants have taken part of the SSWM training, which is conducted in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

For further information, please contact project manager Leonellha Barreto Dillon Leonellha.barreto-dillon@cewas.org or visit our SSWM Toolbox online

Sanitation Systems and Technologies Workshop

Since 2016, cewas offers the “Sanitation Systems and Technologies Workshop” based on the Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies by Tilley, E.; Ulrich, L.; Luethi, C.; Reymond, P.; Zurbruegg, C. (2014) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). This workshop has been conceived based on the Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management (SSWM) training, but tailor-designed for the needs of sanitation engineers as 3-day training course for the up-take of suitable decentralized sanitation systems and technologies that match the needs and capacities of different types of localities. The training offers an opportunity for professionals working in the private sector, universities and municipalities as well as entrepreneurs working in the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) sector to broaden their knowledge related to a pool of 57 technologies that serve in 5 functional groups (user interface, collection and storage/treatment, conveyance, (semi-) centralized treatment and use and/or disposal) making up a total of 9 distinct sanitation systems for the proper management of sanitation flows.

For further information, please contact project manager Martin Wafler martin.wafler@cewas.org

Learn more about our most recent  Sanitation Systems and Technologies Workshop in Jordan here

Sanitation Safety Planning

Safe water supply, safe sanitation services and food security are elements to ensure public health and human wellbeing. These three components are in fact greatly interrelated in a locality, but unfortunately neglected by the authorities, particularly in limited resource countries. Sanitation Safety Planning (SSP) is a risk-based management tool developed by WHO to reduce the health risks in each step of the sanitation chain. The SSP brings together the relevant actors to identify the potential health risks and agree on improvements, proper operation, maintenance and monitoring measures to ensure the safety of the population, reducing the health risks related to sanitation systems, in particular the reuse step. cewas, as a WHO certified SSP trainer, provides tailor-made SSP trainings and workshops to different stakeholders. cewas co-facilitated the 1st SSP Training in Kolkata- India (16th-19th August 2016), the SSP Training for Contained Based Sanitation Enterprises for the Toilet Board Coalition in Richmond – UK (11th – 14th September 17) and the SSP series of workshops for the Resource Recovery and Reuse Public Private Working Group in Peru in Lima (24th -27th September 2017), led by the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation.

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or contact project manager  Leonellha Barreto Dillon Leonellha.barreto-dillon@cewas.org

Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management (SSWM) in Emergency and Reconstruction

Water and sanitation are considered top critical areas in emergency situations, in particular because proper preparedness and intervention can prevent and control disease outbreaks. cewas, in cooperation with the German Toilet Organisation (GTO), offers SSWM in Emergency and Reconstruction trainings, with the aim of sensitising stakeholders on the importance and implications of WASH in humanitarian response, while activating a change in the design, planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of WASH services for displaced communities.

The applied training provides WASH practitioners with various planning and implementation tools to build their capacities in the field. Furthermore, participants have the opportunity to exchange information through group works, in which they develop a sanitation system for real life case studies and gain practical insights during field trips. This training course has been imparted since 2016 in Kurdistan and Jordan.

For further information, please contact project manager Aline Bussmann aline.bussmann@cewas.org or visit our cewas Middle East website

Writing a Winning Proposal in the Field of Sustainability

Whether you want to hand in a short concept note for a foundation or apply for a multi-million EU project: a crispy concept note or perfect project proposal is the key for any successful project financing.

In this 4-days short course, our senior proposal writing experts will help you to develop your own concept note or proposal of your choice.  Bring your own project idea or call for proposals and develop your concept note and project proposal ready for submission!

This applied training and coaching is ideal for SMEs, NGOs and start-ups intending to apply for financial and technical support by funding agencies and therefore wish to expand their proficiency in writing and presenting winning project proposals.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.

Project Management Training

All those who have been involved in a project will agree that making a project succeed is not simple. The difficulties are manifold: delays, excessive budget over-runs, inadequate results, dissatisfied end-beneficiaries, high stress among the project team and other undesirable outcomes. Therefore, cewas has designed a project management training to support participants to organise, plan and control projects, maximising the potential of projects by helping current and future project managers address each project element at the right time and to the right level of detail for the project’s size and complexity. During a total of three days participants are active in their learning process, designing and developing real projects along the project life cycle, immediately applying new knowledge and skills obtained during the course. Such a setting allows participants to directly adapt selected templates and tools to their own project context, leading to first-hand experience about the potential benefits for day-to-day project management.

For further information, please contact project manager Janek Hermann-Friede Janek.Hermannfriede@cewas.org

Development of Organizational Models for the Provision of Sustainable Environmental Management Services in Bolivia

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, CSD Ingenieros SA and AGUATUYA started the Environmental Management project in 20 municipalities in Valle de Cochabamba, Chaco in Chuquisaca, Chichas de Potosí and La Paz, concentrating on solid waste management (GRS) and water treatment issues residuals (TAR) in intermediate and small cities.

Within the framework of this project, cewas developed a program of institutional strengthening with the objective of developing the innovation, organization and management capacities that would allow the actors of the solid waste and wastewater management sector to offer sustainable services, thus protecting the health of citizenship. The participants of the program managed to redefine their business models for the sustainable provision of services, defining action plans to improve their performance.

For further information, please contact project manager Leonellha Barreto Dillon Leonellha.barreto-dillon@cewas.org

RRR Business Development Trainings for Entrepreneurs and Trainers

To support the empowerment of the private and public sector in Resource Recovery and Safe Reuse, cewas offers a Business Model Development Trainings in RRR. This training is designed for entrepreneurs and trainers who wish to expand their proficiency in promising business models for the safe resource recovery from liquid and solid waste that help in promoting food and energy security, cost recovery in the water, sanitation and resource management sector, and livelihood opportunities. The training provides the needed technical and business strategy tools to support the entrepreneurial process when conceiving, launching and growing a venture in the water, sanitation or resource management sector. Furthermore, participants learn about technological options for the implementation of RRR systems, as well as promising business models for the reuse of water, nutrients or the recovery of energy, keeping in mind health and integrity management issues. cewas carried out trainings in Peru, Vietnam, India and Uganda in the period 2014-2017, training more than 100 participants.

For further information, please contact project manager Janek Hermann-Friede janek.hermannfriede@cewas.org