FSM Systems Approach for Implementation and Operation: Learning Tools for Faecal Sludge Management: Engagement with New Text Book and Curriculum (Thursday 22 January, 14.00 – 16.30)
Organisations involved: UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, eawag / Sandec
Organizer (main contact person): Martin Mulenga, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Department of Engineering and Water Technology, P.O. Box 3015, 2601 Delft, The Netherlands
Names of workshop facilitators: Tineke Hooijmans, Associate Professor, and Dr. Martin Mulenga, Senior Researcher (UNESCO-IHE), Dr. Linda Strande (Eawag / Sandec)
The workshop was officially opened by Tineke Hooijmans, an Associate Professor at UNESCO-IHE, who gave a brief presentation about aims and objectives of the workshop and how the initiative to develop the curriculum for the new online course on FSM came about.
The workshop was attended by a total of 20 participants from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America from universities/research institutions, governments, NGOs, utilities and the private sector.
*Stimulating Local Innovation on Sanitation for the Urban Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia: Tineke Hooijmans, UNESCO-IHE
*FSM – Faecal Sludge Management:Systems Approach for Implementation and Operation: Dr. Linda Strande, Eawag / Sandec
*Curriculum Development for Online Course on FSM: Dr. Martin Mulenga, UNESCO-IHE
The workshop participants were divided into two groups to discuss the existing material in the new book on Faecal Sludge Management. The first group was asked to focus on the chapters dealing with the FSM Technology issues while the second group focused on the Planning and Management chapters of the book.
Each of the two groups was asked to givefeedback on the following questions:
- Which target audiences would benefit from an online course on FSM and how could they be reached?
- Does the current topics in the new FSM book live up to the needs of people in the field? If not (completely), what is missing?
- In addition to the case studies in the book, which other interesting ones could be made available for use in the FSM course or future editions of the book?
- Can we let the course serve as a virtual meeting place for a global community of life-long learners?
Group Discussions on Planning and Management Issues (left) and on the Technology sections of the book (right)
Plenary Feedback of Group Discussions
The feedback from both groups has been combined as most of the responses were fairly similar.
1. The target audiences for the new course on FSM which were identified by the two groups are as follows
2. The following topics were identified as missing topics in the book:
3. Ideas on case studies:
4. Need for virtual meeting space:
5. General/other comments: