23 March 2009


The Local Development Programme (LDP) of UNITAR and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) are pleased to announce the launch of the e-learning course on Governance in Urban Sanitation (23 March – 15 May 2009). The course goal is to provide participants from Asia and the Pacific with analytical tools enhancing their capacity to assess specific situations and make recommendations to design and implement financial and institutional reforms in the sanitation sector and extend sanitation services to the poor.

The course is delivered through an innovative online learning platform based on sound adult learning pedagogical principles including, among others, self-assessment activities, peer-to-peer review and evaluation, and social elements. The whole course is structured in a non-linear way so as to provide participants with a high degree of flexibility in choosing their learning path and pace. All learning activities are monitored by a tutor with high level of expertise in the sanitation sector.

The course will be implemented in Africa, in English and French, during the second semester of 2009.

For further information, consult www.unitar.org/sanitation.