Department Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development

Consultant Capacity Development (ConCaD) for City-wide Inclusive Urban Sanitation

Kathmandu Blended Learning Classroom
Kathmandu Blended Learning Classroom (Photo: Christoph Lüthi, Eawag)

Building capacity of private sector consulting firms and individual consultants in city-wide inclusive urban sanitation services.

The ConCaD initiative will build capacity in private sector consulting firms and with individual consultants to conceptualize, plan, design and supervise the implementation of city-wide inclusive urban sanitation services. The purpose of increased consultant capacity is to improve the delivery and sustainability of sanitation services to poor and non-poor communities and increase the impact of sanitation investments at city scale in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with a particular focus on 'at scale' sanitation services funded by Governments and or through international financing institutions and development partners..

The ConCaD project will:

  • Adapt existing digital and face-to-face core materials and develop new ones for urban sanitation. The materials will be delivered in short face-to-face training workshops held by Partner Training Institutions in the target countries and by Eawag through eLearning  tailored to the needs of the local and international consulting industry.
  • Hold training of trainers with Partner Training institutions to facilitate the use of participatory training and to contextualise the materials for the focus countries.
  • Support developing business plans for increasing the sustainability of face-to-face and eLearning course delivery.

The target countries are in Sub-Saharan Africa (Ivory Coast, Uganda and Zambia) and South Asia (Nepal, Bangladesh and India) and the initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,

Project timeline: June 2018 - May 2020