SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:40:43 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Re: Meeting of Working Group 1 at the FSM4 Conference in Chennai, India (between the 19th and 23rd of February) - by: seshadri http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/20410-meeting-of-working-group-1-at-the-fsm4-conference-in-chennai-india-between-the-19th-and-23rd-of-february#20512 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/20410-meeting-of-working-group-1-at-the-fsm4-conference-in-chennai-india-between-the-19th-and-23rd-of-february#20512 WG 1 (Capacity development) Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:14:10 +0000 Re: Meeting of Working Group 1 at the FSM4 Conference in Chennai, India (between the 19th and 23rd of February) - by: Eddy251 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/20410-meeting-of-working-group-1-at-the-fsm4-conference-in-chennai-india-between-the-19th-and-23rd-of-february#20504 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/20410-meeting-of-working-group-1-at-the-fsm4-conference-in-chennai-india-between-the-19th-and-23rd-of-february#20504
Regards,
Eddy]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:42:53 +0000
Re: Meeting of Working Group 1 at the FSM4 Conference in Chennai, India (between the 19th and 23rd of February) - by: eshaylor http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/20410-meeting-of-working-group-1-at-the-fsm4-conference-in-chennai-india-between-the-19th-and-23rd-of-february#20489 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/20410-meeting-of-working-group-1-at-the-fsm4-conference-in-chennai-india-between-the-19th-and-23rd-of-february#20489
For those of you attending FSM 4 there will a meeting for WG1 on Monday 20th at 1830 at the Checkers Hotel thecheckershotel.com/

The meeting will last no more than 2 hours and light refreshments will be provided. The agenda is as follows:

1. The expectation and potential contributions from members for the WG. The aim is to fine-tune the previously announced new WG objectives (forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-...capacity-development )
2. A capacity development space on the SuSanA website
3. Methodology to collect and collate members capacity development resources and activities (e.g. training, workshops, courses)

I look forward to meeting some of you there.

Regards
Esther]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:46:34 +0000
Meeting of Working Group 1 at the FSM4 Conference in Chennai, India (between the 19th and 23rd of February) - by: eshaylor http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/20410-meeting-of-working-group-1-at-the-fsm4-conference-in-chennai-india-between-the-19th-and-23rd-of-february#20410 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/20410-meeting-of-working-group-1-at-the-fsm4-conference-in-chennai-india-between-the-19th-and-23rd-of-february#20410
We would like to invite you to a short meeting for those interested in our group to be held in Chennai during the FSM4 conference. The venue and date are to be announced based on the level of interest shown by members to participate.

The meeting will last 1.5 to 2 hours including time for networking but also to discuss some key topics that are central to the WGs future direction:
  1. The expectation and potential contributions from members for the WG. The aim is to fine-tune the previously announced new WG objectives (forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-...capacity-development )
  2. A capacity development space on the SuSanA website
  3. Methodology to collect and collate members capacity development resources and activities (e.g. training, workshops, courses)

Could all members who would be able to participate in a meeting between the 19th and 23rd of February in Chennai please register your interest here: www.susana.org/en/registration-23rd-susana-meeting

Kind regards
Dorothee Spuhler (WG1 Lead), Sterenn Philippes (WG1 Lead) and Esther Shaylor (WG support person)]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:28:51 +0000
Re: SuSanA’s contribution to the Agenda 2030 - WG1 position paper (final draft for comments) - by: sterennphilippe http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#20226 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#20226
Good point! It can be difficult to distinguish between project outcomes with and without an education component. CAWST has had success doing this by using the Kirkpatrick Framework to set up an evaluation of an education program. The Kirkpatrick framework breaks down the evaluation into four parts reaction, learning, behaviour, and results as outlined in the table below:

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The participants reaction and learning can be measured immediately after a training. Behaviour and results are often evaluated six to 12 months after education and training. It is easier to attribute the reaction, learning and to some extent the behaviour to the training. With results we accept that there are multiple influencing factors and that training is just one of many contributions.

By breaking down the outcomes in this way you can measure the outcomes of your education and training, and find ways to improve.

We are expected to upload our new Evaluating Education And Training materials onto our WASH resources website in February. I will update WG1 when we do.

Sterenn]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:09:46 +0000
Re: SuSanA’s contribution to the Agenda 2030 - WG1 position paper (final draft for comments) - by: ddiba http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#20210 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#20210 A number of interesting points have been raised in reaction to the draft position paper including;
(1) Creating a standard curriculum and hands-on guidebook (in multiple languages) for training on-site sanitation construction workers/entrepreneurs
(2) Translating key capacity development documents from English into other languages
(3) Developing Mentorship schemes
(4) Establish a Cap Dev section on the SuSanA webpage were different capacity resources can be easily accessed
(5) Identify gaps in the capacity development activities and start thinking about how to fill those.
(6) Emphasising and creating space for youth to engage in the sanitation development agenda at all levels
(7) Develop a database of sustainable sanitation research questions, divided by lab/desk study; duration; bachelor or master level etc.
(8 ) Working more closely with local vocational training authorities
(9) Tailoring the training content not only to the local context, but also to the educational and professional level of the participants.
(10) Creating training programs for trainers, in how to conduct a training and how to use the most appropriate methods to teach a lesson.
(11) Developing a compilation of tools and methodologies that can be used to measure the effectiveness of capacity development and engaging e.g. MSc students on the same for thesis project.

I think that there is good momentum to start with and the challenge now is to ensure that this momentum doesn't just die off and remain in words but translates into action. While it may or may not be possible to include all the details of the action steps in the position paper, I suggest that we could set up a meeting online or discuss here on the forum a clear ACTION PLAN for each year for the Working Group. We can ensure that the action plan is in line with the position paper's ideas and the overall SuSanA Vision 2030 document and that it sets out specific tasks to be accomplished within every 12 month period and also assign specific Working Group members to spearhead each task. This way, we can ensure that we live out the ideals set forth in the position paper. As for the comments, I suggest we wrap them up over the coming couple of weeks so that the paper is ready to be commissioned/launched by FSM4.

Regards,
Daniel]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:55:38 +0000
Re: SuSanA’s contribution to the Agenda 2030 - WG1 position paper (final draft for comments) - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#20175 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#20175
Thanks for your comments and feedback!
A few questions and comments back

1) Professional development plans / mentorship schemes
The mentorship schemes was just an idea - we were use that in cewas. I am not sure what you mean with templates? Should that be documents that potential mentors use as a guideline how to mentor?

2) Monitoring / measuring capacity development
Measuring capacity development outcomes (in long term) is a very difficult tasks which is hardly undertaken (also because of a lack of appropriate funding schemes for such activities - they are at a first view quite unsexy). IWA and CAWST have some experience and Sterenn might want to say a few words more on that. We just suggested some methods that could be used and I just thought of one more: Qualitative Comparitive Analysis (QCA) could also be applied.... Maybe we could start with a some student studies (e.g. Master thesis etc.) to look at the applicability of such methods to monitoring capacity development by case study assessment?

3) Research idea questions for students
Great idea: we are thinking of a revamp of the capacity development section and this could be easily implemented. We will invite WG members to help us for the design of the section and please remember us of that idea!

Cheers, Dorothee]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:32:09 +0000
Re: SuSanA’s contribution to the Agenda 2030 - WG1 position paper (final draft for comments) - by: MRonteltap http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#20075 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#20075
I read the paper with great interest, and put some feedback as comments and corrections in the paper.

A few things:
"Regarding this, the use of professional development plans and mentorship schemes could be valuable. To promote motivation, certificates are a necessary tool of recognition."
I really like this idea! Can we think of providing a template of the development plans and mentorship schemes on Susana.org?

On the same page it says: The overall results of educational training can be measured and observed through changes in the project outcomes. That's also a nice idea, but how can this ever be practically applied? It will be hard to distinguish between project outcomes with and without an educational component, I think?

And one last thing I mentioned some time ago: it would be nice to include like a database of sustainable sanitation research questions, divided by lab / desk study; duration; bachelor or master level, something like that. I think that can in general help boost the thinking of research questions in this field.]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:09:05 +0000
Re: SuSanA’s contribution to the Agenda 2030 - WG1 position paper (final draft for comments) - by: DennisW http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#20031 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#20031
I like the position paper, although I agree with Krishan that at some points this needs to be filled with detail and life. But therefore, it is a position paper.

I specifically like and agree to the aspects of
- Engaging young people
- Tailoring programs to the local context and the needs of benificiaries
- Importance of assessing the effectiveness of implemented trainings

I see an urgent need to work with local vocational training authorities. The aspect of certifying courses is mentioned, but it is not really made clear who certifies and what is it actually that is certified.
Therefore, I see the necessity that sector players engage with aforementioned local authorities with the aim of establishing training institutions.

BORDA Africa started to develop a Biogas Curriculum in the last year which is intended to be a training program for biogas plant construction, operations and maintenance. In a later stage the curriculum is to be extended to other DEWATS modules.
A training structure, comprising of different modules, chapters and lessons was developed and theoretical and practical sessions for each lesson were developed.
3 different try out trainings were conducted in Lesotho, Tanzania and Zambia. Additionally, final training exams were developed and conducted. Participants had a veriety of educational and professional backgrounds ranging from commercial biogas end user, system care taker, system administrator, bricklayer, masons to technicians.
Unfortunately, it was not possible to try out the entire construction phase at this stage.

Following were the key lessons learned:
- The practical hands-on sessions gave the participants a way better understanding and insight in the taught topics.
- The training content has to be tailored not only to the local context, but also to the educational and professional level of the participants. Here, a balance needs to be striked to still use appropriate terms and expressions, but using a language that trainees of all levels are able to understand. Tailoring the content to different levels requires different course levels and certification levels (e.g. caretaker, bricklayer, mason, technician), which also requires additional work for the trainers and training developers.
- The trainers need to be trained in how to conduct a training and how to use most appropriate methods to teach a lesson.
- The final exams can be used to assess the understanding, but it has to be assured that the content is put into regular practice to prevent that participants forget it after time. Furthermore, it has to be assured that participants do not struggle to pass the test purely because of language barriers. Therefor oral exams can be offered.

Looking forward to fruitful outcomes and collaborations on this ambitious topic.

Regards,
Dennis]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:16:36 +0000
Re: Addressing the lack of trained professional to reach the post-2015 agenda - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/18874-addressing-the-lack-of-trained-professional-to-reach-the-post-2015-agenda-meeting-in-august-2016#19989 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/18874-addressing-the-lack-of-trained-professional-to-reach-the-post-2015-agenda-meeting-in-august-2016#19989
Thank you for the quick reaction on the position paper.
Your questions are very relevant and we tried to address those in the position paper that resulted from the workshop. Please have a look here: forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-...l-draft-for-comments

Regarding your last question on how to access all knowledge products in an easy way: we think that there is non one solution neither, but that different groups of people have different needs on how to access material or support tools. But definitely, the internet and the new formats of e-Learning coming up are a good way to largely disseminate open-source information in a user friendly format.
We are currently also planning to make a survey among WG1 members to get more information on who is doing what and we hope to get some support for this from the secretariat. The aim is to:
(1) Establish a Cap Dev section on the webpage were different capacity resources can be easily access
(2) Identify gaps in the capacity development activities and start thinking about how to fill those.

Cheers, Dorothee]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:49:25 +0000
Re: SuSanA’s contribution to the Agenda 2030 - WG1 position paper (final draft for comments) - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#19988 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#19988
Thanks for your reaction.
We tried to address the different levels and their specific needs several places in the paper. But maybe this was not explicitly enough? Could you make specific suggestions in the word doc how to modify the section "capacity at scale"?]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:46:11 +0000
Re: SuSanA’s contribution to the Agenda 2030 - WG1 position paper (final draft for comments) - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#19987 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#19987 Thanks for your reaction.

We are currently planning to make a survey among WG1 members to get more information on who is doing what and we hope to get some support for this from the secretariat. The aim is to:
(1) Establish a Cap Dev section on the webpage were different capacity resources can be easily access
(2) Identify gaps in the capacity development activities and start thinking about how to fill those.

To translate a set of key document is a good idea. Which documents are you thinking of and how could they be translated (e.g. should we just ask the secretariat to make a quick version with google translate and then send it around for corrections/comments?).

Cheers, Dorothee]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:43:52 +0000
New Co-Lead of SuSanA Working Group 1 on Capacity Development - by: sterennphilippe http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19882-new-co-lead-of-susana-working-group-1-on-capacity-development#19882 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19882-new-co-lead-of-susana-working-group-1-on-capacity-development#19882
I’m excited to be the new co-lead of working group 1. I look forward to supporting Dorothee Spuhler in achieving our group’s objectives and working with the members of the group. Capacity development is critical for scaling up sanitation!

About myself: I’ve been with CAWST for over 2 years working as an Education Program Developer focused on sanitation. I’ve been leading the development of our sanitation materials, which includes our latrine design and construction workshop and more recently our co-developed workshop on fecal sludge management with SANDEC. I also work with clients to improve or develop their training materials. This past year, I’ve worked a lot with NIUA in India, to design and implement a Sanitation Capacity Building Platform (SCBP).

I have a MSc Water and Environmental Management from WEDC, Loughborough University and a BSc in Environmental Sciences focused on water resources from the University of Southampton. Before joining CAWST, I worked as a water consultant in French Guiana where I worked on WASH projects with both isolated communities and local government.

But most importantly, I’m really passionate about sanitation and capacity building!

Hope to meet you soon,

Sterenn]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:43:18 +0000
Re: Addressing the lack of trained professional to reach the post-2015 agenda - by: sujaya http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/18874-addressing-the-lack-of-trained-professional-to-reach-the-post-2015-agenda-meeting-in-august-2016#19870 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/18874-addressing-the-lack-of-trained-professional-to-reach-the-post-2015-agenda-meeting-in-august-2016#19870 Some points that I think we need to have more understanding and clarification:
- For whom are the capacity building interventions – what are the different levels? How can the interventions/products be customised for different needs?
- How can we create learning processes for “Just in Time” needs (since city governments do not have the bandwidth, as they are perpetually in a fire-fighting mode)
- How different is it for different countries?
- How can an user access all knowledge products in an easy way? ( how can we design the platform for greater user accessibility)
CSTEP has a ready reckoner for Sanitation Tools. This is just a start and we plan to update with some more tools that we came across recently.
Sharing the current version (although shared in Susana earlier too).
Thanks
Sujaya]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:29:28 +0000
Re: SuSanA’s contribution to the Agenda 2030 - WG1 position paper (final draft for comments) - by: wasifbashir15 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#19869 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/54-wg-1-capacity-development/19823-susanas-contribution-to-the-agenda-2030-wg1-position-paper-final-draft-for-comments#19869 I would like to highlight the importance of the youth engagement in development agenda from policy to implementation since grass root, national, regional and international level.
I am pleased to share with you all that during Stockholm World Water Week 2016, i was on boarded as a youth speaker by Honorable Dorothee Spuhler in the session of SuSanA WG1-Capacity building. I had attached a detail report of my participation while representing Pakistan Youth Parliament for Water in the SWWW2016. Please have a look on attached file , might be helpful for you.
We also organized a big youth event on the eve of 68th World Human Right entitle World Youth Summit for Peace addressing to the Human right to Water and Sanitation. In this summit We signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Women for Water Partnership and Earth for Ever Foundation Bulgaria (Pic attached). I was awarded with Award of Excellence by the Former Prime MINISTER OF Tunisa (Pic attached).
Being a Young WASH & Climate Change professional, i would like to continue my sincere efforts for the achieving of SDG6-13 inclusively in Pakistan , South Asia and Asia Pacific Region.
I hope to be part of 4FSM and will meet some of you there personally.
Have a blessed day ahead and love from Pakistan.
Wasif
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WG 1 (Capacity development) Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:42:36 +0000