Department Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development

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

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 - December 2020

ConCad Materials and Resources

The ConCaD Materials and Resources online platform aims at providing for free all the original presentations, related literature and resources needed for the Consultant Capacity Development training developed by Eawag. It also links to the three-week Eawag ConCaD MOOC. The platform comprises three parts: (i) the Core Training Material; (ii) the Resource Package and; (iii) the YouTube Channel.