Cap-Net released a training course for international non-sewered sanitation standards to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 6.2 and 6.3 by providing adequate access to equitable sanitation and hygiene and by improving water quality in 2020. The course was part of blended training to encourage the national review, adoption and use of ISO 30500 and ISO 24521.
CB-HYDRONET: The activity
As part of the blended training to expand the reach of ISO 30500 and ISO 24521, international non-sewered sanitation standards, beyond national standards bodies and increase collaboration with water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congo, CB-HYDRONET delivered a face-to-face follow-up workshop towards adoption of the standards. This blended training approach combined online training, conducted on the Cap-Net Virtual Campus, with traditional face-to-face training methods, targeting relevant ministries, local governments, NGOs and the private sector.
Adhering to COVID-19 safety measures, the face-to-face training brought together the wealth of knowledge and input on challenges/bottlenecks and solutions gathered from participants in the discussion forums and course evaluations. The training provided a possibility to apply the knowledge acquired during the online course and use that within a more adapted in-country setting. Attended by the Mayor, the training brought high visibility and stakeholder commitment.