UDS Water , Sanitation And Hygiene (Wash) Short Courses

By | April 11, 2018

UDS Water , Sanitation And Hygiene (Wash) Short Courses


The future of action on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) looks positive – with the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals global agenda maintaining attention on the need for water, sanitation and hygiene for everyone, all the time. But the path to achieving this global agenda requires new ways of thinking. This new way of thinking requires that all WASH players (governments, private sectors, civil society, and academia) work together to ensure sustainable WASH is attained for everyone everywhere. The UDS WASH short courses have been developed to respond to a new way of thinking, and also respond to the needs of WASH practitioners, who need up-to-date trends in the sector to deliver quality and sustainable services. It is expected that this platform will offer regular knowledge updates with respect to sector practice and policy, and also conform to international standards. UDS, Navrongo Campus collaborates regularly with industry to deliver relevant and practical teaching that is firmly based on transformational research. Our engagement with industry is to ensure that the course contents are relevant and meet the expectations of employers.


  • Professional Borehole Drilling Supervision
  • Sanitation Approaches (CLTS/CLUES)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Water Policy and Governance
  • Effective Hygiene Behaviour/ Hygiene and Health Promotion
  • Household water quality- Storage and Treatment

Who should Attend/Target Audience

WASH sector players (policy makers, WSMT members, DWST members, ESHO, NGOs in WASH, WASH Consultants and Contractors, WASH Service Providers, CONIWAS, MMDAs Planning Officers, MMDAs Coordinating Directors, and WASH Programme Managers) and any interested persons.


How to Apply

Short courses for 2018 will start from July 23, 2018 and end on August 18, 2018. Late registration will attract extra fees. Application Fees: GHC 150.00 late application: GHC180.00. Please note that application fees are non-refundable.

Download Application Form here. You may also request for an Application Form via our email: info.wash@uds.edu.gh


Submission of application forms : You may fill your forms and submit in person at the Navrongo Campus (UDS) or send by mail via our address:

The Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University for Development Studies,

P.O. Box 24, Navrongo, UER.

Or email: info.wash@uds.edu.gh


Payment of application fees : Applicants can pay into the following account details:

Account name: UDS-FAS

Bank: GCB, Navrongo

Account number: 9021130003035


Professional Borehole Drilling Supervision Specifically, the course will address capacity to professionally supervise borehole drilling, casing, capacity testing, pump fitting and data collection to ensure that adequate quality boreholes are installed. Educators, Drilling companies, Consultants and Government departments/units


Monitoring and Evaluation for WASH Programs Introduces new approaches and strategies for in-building monitoring into projects/programme activities. The course emphasizes results based approach, the involvement of users in the process of identifying issues for monitoring, data collection, analysis and use of information for taking action. Project Managers, Project Officers, Project Assistants, Quality Assurance Officers, Administrators Human Resources and Finance officers, staff from government with WASH tasks, CBOs, donor agencies and NGOs.


Water Policy and Governance This short course will examine some of the fundamentals of good governance (including the role of appropriate compliance mechanisms) to achieve and enhance future water security MMDAs planning officers/engineers, WSMTs, WASH M&E officers, WASH consultants, NGOs in WASH, practitioners, policy makers.


Sanitation Approaches-CLTS This course aims to offer better insight and appreciation of the different ways CLTS facilitation and training work. Also sets out core principles of CLTS, but encourages trainers/facilitators to innovate as appropriate and to add to the CLTS practices. CLTS facilitators, WSMTs, WASH Specialists, sanitation officers,


Effective Hygiene Behaviour/Hygiene and Health Promotion Promoting hygiene and sanitary excreta/waste management practice/technology should be an important component of proactive public health development. This short course explores the links between water, excreta related behaviour, and health and the related technologies that are appropriate in low and middle income communities. WSMTs, MMDAs engineers, WASH specialists, Water and Sanitation Engineers, WASH practitioners, NGOs.


Household Water Quality – Storage and Treatment Learn about the most important water treatment methods at household level, successful implementation strategies and about assessing the impact of Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS). WSMTs, WASH practitioners, Water Quality experts, home owners, and interested persons



General Information

Courses are taught by faculty and leading experts in the fields of water, sanitation, hygiene and environment.

All costs are related to delivery of the course: this includes comprehensive course materials, snack and a professional certificate on completion.

UDS-Navrongo Campus reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient registrations or other conditions beyond its control. Notification of any such cancellation will be made as early as possible and yield a full refund.

A confirmation email will be sent to all participants 10 working days before the start of a course.

A CANCELLATION of registration in writing or by email, with less than 10 working days’ notice before a course, will not receive a refund. A cancellation with 10 or more working days’ notice before a course, will receive a refund minus an administration/registration fee.

Each WASH short course/participant attracts an administrative/registration fee of GHC150.00.

Accommodation: On-campus accommodation can be arranged. Please call the contacts below for further information.

In-house Courses

UDS-Navrongo Campus conducts tailor-made and personalised training to meet specific needs, at a time and place to suit you.

We design a course in a similar subject area, specifically for your organization/team and deliver at your convenience.



Samuel: +233249683820/+233209311396, Alex on +233208254518/+233382095755/+233382095756

Email: samuelabanyie@yahoo.co.uk, or : info.wash@uds.edu.gh for registration details.

University website: www.uds.edu.gh


Important Dates

Registration Starts: April 3, 2018

Registration Ends: June 4, 2018

Confirmation of participation: July 9, 2018

Course dates: July 23, 20018 – August 18, 2018

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