Training news and events
Read about WASHCost training-related news, as well as our upcoming and past training events/tutorials.
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Learning & sharing workshop on WASH service delivery and life-cycle costs approach, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12 April 2013
11 Feb 13
Join IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre and the Institute of Development Studies for a day of learning and reflection on improving service delivery in the rural water and sanitation sector. The aim of this one-day event is to introduce the key concepts of service delivery including the life-cycle costs approach (LCCA), and to reflect on the trends and shifts in the water and sanitation sector from a focus on infrastructure to service delivery. There is no fee for registration; however, participants need to arrange and pay for their own accommodation and any additional (travel) costs. Register here.
28 Nov 12
500 WASH sector professionals have already signed on to take part in our first two editions of the “Costing Sustainable Services” online training course!
First “Costing Sustainable Services” online course underway with 150 participants; registration open for second edition
12 Sep 12
On Monday 15 October the first group of 150 participants started the beta version of the Costing Sustainable Services online course for WASH sector professionals. The course was developed to assist governments, NGOs, donors and individuals to plan and budget for sustainable and equitable WASH services, using a life-cycle cost approach (LCCA). The course is helping participants to answer the following questions:
- Is my service delivery model sustainable over time?
- Who is paying for what costs over time?
- What service level will my delivery model achieve?
There are only a few places left in the second edition of the “Costing Sustainable Services” online course, which starts 19 November 2012. Register today to secure your place. The third edition of the course will start on 10 December 2012. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
09 Jul 12
WASHCost is developing a free online course to assist water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) professionals around to world with applying life-cycle costing in their work and organisation. The online course can be used by sector professionals with little or no experience of life-cycle costing. Participants can gain a basic understanding of life-cycle costing and how the approach can be applied.
26 Jun 12
Over 40 participants convened in Switzerland to participate in the 28th AguaSan meeting from 18 to 25 June. People discussed how to financing for sustainability of WASH services. The life-cycle costs approach was at the forefront of this discussion.
06 Jun 12
The “costing sustainable services” training that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during 8 to 10 May 2012 examined ways to improve financing of water service delivery in Ethiopia and specifically to increase sustainability of service delivery. The main gaps identified by participants included: how to finance rehabilitation, as well as maintenance and support to rural water service providers in Ethiopia.