Post Graduate Diploma in Water Sanitation & Hygiene (PGD in WASH)
Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Post Graduate Diploma in Water Sanitation & Hygiene (PGD in WASH) Online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Course Organizers:

Africa Center for Project Management was established in 2004 in Amsterdam with the Africa regional offices in Nairobi.The organization was corporate organizations in Africa and Asia by offering Online certificates and In-House trainings. The organization has over ten years experience working with development partners in capacity building in. We have trained over 5000 development and Business Professionals in various thematic areas.

Overall Course Overview:
It is estimated that over 1.2 billion people globally lack access to safe clean drinking water and a further 2.6 billion people lack access to adequate and comfortable sanitation. WHO (2005), estimates that 1.6 million die yearly from diarrhea and cholera which have been attributed to inaccessibility to clean drinking water as well as basic sanitation services. 90 of the figure is from children who are below five years and the trend is rampant in developing countries. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) are some of the basic needs for human health to lead a normal life. WASH is a practical way of leading people from poverty since every person will be productive and money used to treat the diseases associated with dwindling levels of sanitation and clean water can be used in developing the economy. After decades of investments, an estimated of the words population especially those in third world countries remain with unreliable and unsafe water. Access to safe water is essential for the health, security, livelihood and quality of life and is especially critical to women and girls as they are the most affected and at the same time they are the ones to be burdened with the issues of collecting water. Access to safe human waste disposal methods is crucial for the health and well-being of a community. Lack of the same leads to higher costs of living to the community through pollution of rivers, ground water and higher incidence of air and water borne diseases.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the learner should have garnered knowledge and skills on;
• The links between water, sanitation and
• The nature of, and the threats posed by, environmental diseases
• Effective hygiene promotion in a crisis context
• The complexity of delivering safe water and sanitation in an emergency
• The standard equipment used in the field for emergency WASH response.

Course Outline:

The course modules include the following
• Introduction to Cleanliness
• Hygiene Concepts
• Sanitation Education
• Public Health
• Solid and Liquid Waste Management
• Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance
• Water and Sanitation related Diseases
• Hydrology and Geology
• Ecological and Environmental Protection
• Project Work and research

There are nine assignments (continuous assessment tests),research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 60%,research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:52 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: (12 Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated