OpenWASH

OpenWASH

Logos for OneWASH, Government of Ethiopia, World Vision, UNICEF and The Open University

Welcome to OpenWASH

This collection of modules has been developed primarily for people who are training to work in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in Ethiopia.  The collection supports the Ethiopian Government’s One WASH National Programme. The modules can also be used for in-service training of new employees and by more experienced practitioners seeking to improve their knowledge and skills on specific topics. Anyone interested in using the modules within the collection can do so for free.

Five OpenWASH modules were developed in partnership between the Open University, World Vision Ethiopia and UNICEF and were launched in 2016:

WASH: Context and Environment

Urban Water Supply

Urban Sanitation and Solid Waste Management

Urban WASH: Working with People

Ethiopia's One WASH National Programme

In 2018, the Open University and WaterAid Ethiopia collaborated to produce a sixth module:

Count me in! Inclusive WASH in Ethiopia

The collection also includes a Trainers’ Handbook that provides guidance on how the modules can be used in a variety of teaching contexts.

If you plan to use the modules or have any comments or questions please contact OUDO-International-Enquiries@open.ac.uk

  • Count me in! Inclusive WASH in Ethiopia

    Count me in! Inclusive WASH in Ethiopia

    This new module aims to raise awareness of the reasons why people can be excluded from access to WASH and promotes changes that could secure all people’s rights to water and sanitation.

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    Course

    10 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • WASH: Context and Environment

    WASH: Context and Environment

    This module provides essential background for WASH studies by exploring the interconnections between people and their environment, and the science that underpins that relationship.

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    Course

    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Urban Water Supply

    Urban Water Supply

    This module sets out options for water supply, primarily in urban settings, and considers opportunities for improvements and innovation in service delivery and management.

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    Course

    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Urban Sanitation and Solid Waste Management

    Urban Sanitation and Solid Waste Management

    This module describes the challenges and opportunities of liquid and solid waste management and the benefits of an integrated approach to waste management.

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    Course

    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Urban WASH: Working with People

    Urban WASH: Working with People

    This module focuses on the social, cultural and behavioural aspects of WASH service improvements and highlights the need for participation by all stakeholders.

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    Course

    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Ethiopia’s One WASH National Programme

    Ethiopia’s One WASH National Programme

    This module explains the rationale, scope and procedures of Ethiopia’s central policy document for improvement in WASH facilities throughout the country.

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    Course

    24+ hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • OpenWASH Trainers' Handbook

    OpenWASH Trainers' Handbook

    This Trainers’ Handbook provides advice for anyone who is planning to use the OpenWASH modules.

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    Handbook

    2 hrs

    Level 2 Intermediate

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