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Training Courses

The Global WASH Cluster (GWC) has developed a training pathway for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Cluster partners and coordination staff. This training pathway includes the following e-learning and face-to-face courses, most of them available our GWC learning channel.



For Partners

Partners' briefing on humanitarian WASH coordination

Residential briefing (1.5 days/7 hours). This briefing package aims to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) partners’ participation in cluster activities and the knowledge of cluster outputs. It focuses on presenting the cluster’s objective and outputs (strategic orientation, harmonized technical standard and methodologies, online document repository, specific tools and template used in country), and aims to inform partners about the inputs they are expected to provide (input to monitoring framework, participation in cluster event and working groups)

Training material available on AGORA (for facilitators only)

Two 40-minute videos on AGORA

For National Coordination Teams

Introduction to Humanitarian WASH Coordination 

Two-hour online training providing background information on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Cluster coordination. For WASH partners and UNICEF staff.  
E-learning course available on AGORA 

WASH Coordination Induction 

Two-day e-learning. Provides essential information and tools to coordinate the WASH Cluster. Based on the GWC Coordination Tool Kit. For WASH partners or new UNICEF WASH staff fulfilling a WASH coordination role.  
E-learning course available on AGORA  
WASH Operational Coordination and Leadership training (WOCL) 

Three-day residential or online training providing operational tools and behavioural skills to lead on WASH coordination. 
Residential training overview available on AGORA in French and English 

GWC Information Management Training 

Five-day residential training to provide Information Management Officers with advanced skills to support information management for WASH coordination platforms during emergencies. 

Residential training overview available on AGORA 

GWC Coordinated WASH assessment process training 

Ten-hour e-learning or three half-day residential or facilitated online training to provide WASH coordination platform staff with advanced skills to support coordinated WASH assessment process at the national and subnational level during emergencies. 
E-learning available on AGORA  
Residential training overview on AGORA 

Technical trainings

Market-Based Programming for WASH in Emergency 

Five-day residential or four-week hybrid training. Build the capacity of WASH practitioners and sector coordinators to use market-based approaches (including cash transfer) to achieve WASH outcomes.  

Hybrid training overview on AGORA 

For any other sectoral trainings, the UNICEF training catalogue includes a good collection of available trainings in humanitarian WASH.

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