Introduction to Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies

Date: 18 May 2017
Length: 1 days
Location: London, UK
Residential: No

Part of WASH Week 2017!

About the course:

"In Haiti we brainstormed, ‘what makes a good toilet?’ with small groups of people. Factors included: a seat with a lid, a solid structure made from wood, that it can be locked, cleanliness, toilet paper and hand washing facilities. It isn’t rocket science, but we need to ensure that we are aware of these things in our planning.”   
- Paul O’Sullivan, Hygiene Promoter, Red Cross

Hygiene promotion is the mechanism by which these needs are established and by which people affected by disasters can voice their feedback on water supply, sanitation, and hygiene promotion (WASH) responses. This course provides an introduction to hygiene promotion in emergencies, covering the main methods and approaches, and will provide a good overview of the community engagement aspect of WASH programming. Introduction to Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies is a participatory workshop, which uses a mixture of theory and practical group work.

The course explores the fundamentals of hygiene promotion in emergency environments. You will look at methods of hygiene behaviour change, community engagement and facilitation, and how to ensure that affected populations are fully integrated in the WASH responses that your organisation implements.  

Introduction to Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies is one of four courses that are being run as part of RedR’s WASH Week. Other courses include WASH Essentials, Introduction to Water Supply in Emergencies and Introduction to Sanitation in Emergencies and Introduction to WASH in Epidemics.

Introduction to RedR Training

 

What does the course cover?

  • The importance of ongoing hygiene promotion throughout WASH programmes
  • Behaviour change in emergencies
  • Hygiene improvement framework for emergencies
  • Hygiene assessment and monitoring
  • Sphere Standards for hygiene promotion
  • Key hygiene promotion methods and approaches

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify how WASH overlaps with other sectors, in particular, health, shelter and nutrition
  • Give definitions of WASH terminology
  • Describe the impact of WASH programmes
  • Explore the challenges of hygiene promotion in different environments, climates and cultures
  • Describe the elements of the hygiene Improvement Framework for Emergencies
  • Describe at least four key hygiene promotion approaches and methods and analyse their suitability for a given scenario
  • Describe the Sphere Standards relating to hygiene promotion

Who should attend?

This workshop is ideal for anybody approaching the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector for the first time and looking to gain a broad understanding of hygiene promotion in emergencies.

The course is geared toward those with or without humanitarian experience and assumes no prior knowledge of WASH, water engineering, or public health. It is suitable for those looking to move into the sector and will provide a good introduction to the community engagement aspect of WASH programming.  The course would be appropriate for: generalist aid workers, policy makers, or private sector engineers looking to move into the WASH sector; engineers within the WASH or humanitarian sectors who would like to complement their current technical knowledge with an understanding of community engagement techniques; or individuals whose work in a related sector, like site planning, health, or logistics, brings them into contact with the WASH sector and they want to understand more about it. 
 

Course structure:

Registration will take place from 9 am.  Training will begin at 09.30am and conclude at 5.00pm pm. The day is broken up into four sessions, separated by an hour lunch break and 15 minute tea/coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon.

The day begins with an introduction to hygiene and transmission of disease.  You will learn about the hygiene improvement framework and how it integrates with every part of WASH programming.

In the second section of the day, the course will focus on Sphere Standards for hygiene promotion and hygiene of non food items (NFIs). 

In the afternoon, the course will explore hygiene promotion approaches and methods for achieving community engagement around key issues, including the Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) and Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approaches.

The following session will consist of a case study, a practical application of the hygiene promotion approaches and methods learned earlier in the day. The day ends with a period of reflection, evaluation, and questions.

 

Trainer:

Elena Oyon

Toby Gould

Michelle Farrington
 

Cost:

The fees are inclusive of all training resources, lunch and refreshments. For further information on pricing bands please use the link on the right.

Band

Early Bird Fee

Standard Fee

Band A 

  • Those working for southern national & local NGOs
  • Full-time students

£101

£112

Band B 

  • Individuals funding themselves
  • Those working for charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1million/$1.5million

£131

£146

Band C 

  • Those working for charitable organisations with an annual income greater than £1million/$1.5million

£171

£190

Band D 

  • Those working for commercial, governmental and intergovernmental organisations

£222

£247

Early bird fee: Book and pay up to a month in advance to receive a 10% discount through our early bird scheme.

Multiple Bookings

Book two or more courses within the WASH Week series and you will receive further discounts.

Band A: save £10 per day if you book 2 or more days
Band B: save £15 per day if you book 2 or more days
Band C: save £20 per day if you book 2 or more days
Band D: save £25 per day if you book 2 or more days

 

For more information please contact our training team. Please click here to read our full terms and conditions.
 
 

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