What is the ITP SUWAS programme?
The International Training Programme “Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes” (SUWAS) is organised by NIRAS International Consulting in cooperation with WaterAid, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
The programme takes participants from Tanzania, and takes them through a one-year training programme on urban WASH. It aims to improve planning and implementation of urban water and sanitation, resulting in more sustainable services available for all.
Creating a 'change project'
There are five phases, which include two training sessions in Sweden and Uganda. Throughout the process, participants work on a 'change project', which usually focuses on the processes, organisational structures and routines that the participant has a reasonable chance of controlling, or at least influencing.
So far, the ITP SUWAS programme has trained 24 participants (12 from Babati and 12 from Dar es Salaam). A few examples of change projects include BAWASA improving coordination among WASH stakeholders to reduce non-revenue water (NRW), and stakeholders coming together in Dar es Salaam to build a web platform with all the WASH data in Temeke to improve WASH planning. Check out the case studies above to find out what they have learnt.
Strengthening WASH systems
ITP SUWAS has supported individuals to make small changes to the way they work, which has a big impact on the services they are able to deliver. Check out our blog to find out how participants improved coordination between stakeholders to reduce non-revenue water.