COWASH IV provided a four-day Training of Trainers Workshop in Tarcha town in South West Ethiopia People’s Region.

The Community-led Accelerated WASH Project, Phase IV (COWASH IV) provided a four-day training of  trainers (TOT) workshop in Tarcha town in South West Ethiopia People’s Regional State from October 2 to 5, 2023. The training aimed to build the skills of 22 trainers on gender and disability inclusion, women leadership in WASHCO management, WASH saving and loan association establishment for improved household latrine construction.Read more

COWASH IV and Amhara RSU Collaborate to Train Implementers on Water Safety Plan for Sustainable Water and Sanitation Facilities

The Community-led Accelerated WASH Project, Phase IV (COWASH IV) Federal Technical Assistance Team in collaboration with Amara RSU started Training of Trainers on Water Safety Plan (WSP) in Bahir Dar city. 

Ato. Abrham Mengesha, Advisor for the Amhara Water and Energy Bureau Head who opened the training, said that the implementation of WSP in the construction and management of any water and sanitation facilities has a significant contribution to the sustainability of the projects.

Ato. Abrham Mengesha added that the main objective of the training is to increase the skills of the region's COWASH IV implementers in WSP implementation in order to make COWASH IV water and sanitation facilities resilient to the effects of climate change and environmental degradation. He urged participants to have an appropriate awareness that would enable them to cascade the training and to provide technical support for woredas and the community.

The training will be mainly provided by Mussie Hailegiorgis, FTAT Climate and Environment Risks and Water Safety Specialist together with the Amhara regional support unit.

Participants are from the water & energy and agriculture departments of COWASH IV zones of the region and relevant bodies from the region. The training will continue for three days from 21-23 March 2023.