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Through H2OPE (Water Products & Expertise) Accelerator, we have partnered with Canadian non-profit organization, the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST), to provide sustainable access to capacity development services in East Africa for organizations and providing support to several organizations and entrepreneurs in starting and improving their Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs, reaching thousands of people in the process.

Our Upcoming Training Events

Training Workshops

Under the H2OPE Accelerator programme, we offer training workshops to individuals and organisations. The workshops are focused on practical solutions that can be implemented rapidly by participants.

Our workshops cover 3 Main Thematic Areas:

  • Household Water Treatment

  • WASH Education and Promotion

  • Sanitation


Mode of Delivery

Our trainings are delivered in two ways:

  1. We organize and invite participants to the workshop

  2. Organisation plans and invites our trainers to facilitate the workshop

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Consulting and

Advisory Services

Delivering Effective WASH Training

​Training Duration 3-5 Days

Prerequisite Completion of CAWST's 'Introduction to WASH' workshop or equivalent WASH experience is required. 


You have knowledge in WASH but are you able to effectively train others on WASH? By the end of this workshop, you will have the knowledge and tools you need to be an effective facilitator of WASH trainings

What this training offers

This workshop gives you the knowledge and skills you need to effectively facilitate and adapt lessons on WASH. During this workshop, you build core skills in the areas of communication, instruction and facilitation. You are also exposed to basic concepts in lesson design. After completing the workshop you will be able to facilitate pre-existing lessons focused on WASH and make adjustments to a lesson to tailor it to the target audience. 

Who should take this training

Because of the workshop's focus on facilitating WASH training, participants should have previous WASH knowledge. This workshop is ideal for anyone working on a WASH, community development or health project that incorporates WASH training. It is also a great opportunity for anyone with WASH knowledge who would like to strengthen their facilitation skills, as well as those who have to communicate about WASH to individuals or groups. 

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Delivering Effective WASH Training

Introductio to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage
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Introduction to Household Water Treatment and

Safe Storage

​Training Duration 1-4 Days

(This workshop is typically delivered in a 2-3 day format)


Household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) is extremely effective at ensuring individuals, families and communities are able to access safe drinking water. It is a critical approach to mitigating unnecessary illness. By the end of this workshop, you will have the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about selecting appropriate HWTS options as well as how to implement and plan HWTS initiatives. 

What this training offers

This workshop offers an introduction to types of water sources and contamination, the water treatment process and household water treatment and safe storage options. It also addresses which criteria to consider when looking at different options within HWTS. You will have the opportunity to practice using the criteria to select locally appropriate treatment options under the multi-barrier approach for safe water. Implementation strategies and project planning steps for successful projects are also discussed. Additionally, you will be able to observe and practice the correct use of treatment technologies. 

Who should take this training

This workshop has been designed for those interested in starting or strengthening HWTS projects in developing countries and those working within the water, sanitation, community development and/or health projects. its is also beneficial for those who are interested in learning about various water sources, contaminants and diseases. The workshop is directed towards decision-makers, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), government agencies, community and individuals such as community leaders and educators who are working within communities to provide safe water. 

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Community WASH Promotion

​Training Duration 3-4  Days



The role of the Community WASH Promoter is essential for the successful implementation of any household water treatment, sanitation, or hygiene (WASH) project. Through this workshop participants will gain a clear understanding of the best practices for supporting community members in changing their behaviours of WASH practices with the aim of achieving improved community livelihoods.


The workshop begins with an exploration of the importance of WASH, its benefits, the challenges of achieving behaviour change, and the role of a Community WASH Promoter. The workshop then covers the more technical aspects of WASH; with focus on household water treatment technologies, safe storage and handling of water, the importance of sanitation, hygiene issues, and the importance of inclusion of every member of the community. The last stage of this workshop is very practical and outlines the steps and effective strategies for effectively working with households and community members.

Who should participate

This workshop is most suited for individuals and organizations working in household water treatment, hygiene, sanitation, community development or health projects. The training is particularly relevant for project coordinators, trainers and managers who oversee the education or community engagement component of their water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs. 

The ideal Community WSH Promoters: 

  • Have an interest in improving the lives of others in their communities. 

  • Have current skills in presenting, educating, educating, listening, and working with the community. 

  • Have a basic understanding of the importance of safe water for health. 

Course Content

The participatory workshop includes theory, activities, role plays, demonstrations, open discussion, and case studies. Approximately one-quarter of the workshop is spent practising to work with household members and receiving feedback. Active participant engagement in all learning activities is encouraged. 

Specific themes covered include: 

  • Why WASH Matters - Global and Local Water 

  • Benefits of Adopting Good WASH Practices

  • Identifying WASH Issues

  • Supporting Behaviour Change 

  • Correct, consistent, and continual use of WASH solutions

  • Teaching Tools

  • Monitoring for Healthy Homes

  • Role Playing Household Visit

  • Action Planning

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Biosand Filter Project
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Biosand Filter Project

​Training Duration 4-5 Days 



The Biosand Filter (BSF) is an effective and sustainable household-level safe drinking water solution. Knowledge about filter construction, user education and project management are crucial to the success of a BSF project. By the end of this workshop, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to plan and implement a successful BSF project and be equipped to teach others about the BSF at the community and household levels. 

What this training offers: 

This workshop provides the knowledge that is necessary to ensure new BSF projects are successful through a combination of hands-on and in-class exercises covering: 

  • How to construct, install and maintain a Biosand filter. 

  • How to successfully plan and monitor a Biosand filter project

  • What roles are needed to ensure a successful project

  • How to instruct households and communities on correct usage. 

  • Water-related diseases, household water treatment alternatives and alternate water sources

Who should take this training

This workshop is beneficial for anyone planning to implement a BSF project and for those working in community development, the WASH sector and health projects that are seeking safe water solutions. The workshop has been designed for mid-level managers, decision-makers, program organizers, community liaisons, technicians, frontline supervisors, project managers and project engineers who are working in communities to provide safe water. It is an advantage if participants are already starting to plan their BSF project especially if a source of funding is already in place to allow for immediate application of new knowledge. 

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Biosand Filters for Technicians

​Training Duration 3-5 Days


This workshop includes instruction and hands-on experience in the construction of the Biosand Filter including the concrete container, filtration sand and gravel, diffuser, and lid. The participant will gain a clear understanding of how to construct a filter, how to install the filter, and how to instruct end-users on its correct use and maintenance. 

What this training offers

Upon completion of the workshop participants will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate how to construct and install a biosand filter correctly. 

  • Describe the operation and maintenance of biosand filter

  • Select a suitable source of filtration sand and prepare it for installation in the filter

  • Assemble and prepare the required tools and materials

  • Describe the key operating parameters of the filter (those things that must be done correctly in order for the filter to work properly)

  • Troubleshoot construction, installation and operation & maintenance of a filter  - to identify if something is wrong with the filter and if so, to fix it. 

  • Demonstrate how to conduct a follow-up visit. 

  • Fill out monitoring forms for construction, installation and follow-up visits. 

Who should take this training? 

Participants may be individuals or groups who are: 

  • Working for an existing biosand filter project, but could use a refresher course or troubleshooting advice

  • Planning a biosand filter project and want to learn how to properly construct and install filters

  • Motivated and prepared to construct, install and educated users about biosand filters. 

Prerequisite Participants may be: 

  • Filter technicians who construct and /or install biosand filters, and who may educate and/or conduct follow-up visits with users. 

  • Project leaders or engineers who have a hands-on role in the  construction of biosand filters, troubleshooting, and/or the monitoring of biosand filter construction, installation and use 

  • Community health promoters or labourers who may be involved in some aspects of the construction and installation of biosand filters. 

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Consulttig and Advisory Servies

Consulting and Advisory Services

​Training Duration 3-5 Days


We provide consulting and advisory services to the client as requested and based on their needs. This aims to help overcome technical and strategic challenges which they face in their work. 

The support range from responding to simple technical queries by phone/email and in some cases involves days of on-site support to jointly identify issues and develop processes and systems to overcome them. 

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