Wednesday 28th Sept, 2011
A young professional from CONIWAS, Ghana and three others from Bangladesh, Guatemala and Uganda arrived at IRC on Monday 26 September for a one month training programme. This is intended to prepare them for a nine month on- the- job training and field experience in another country and organization.
The training is part of the second phase of the PSO funded Southern Youth Zone Programme from 2010 to 2012. Four young professional from Ghana, Honduras, Nepal and Uganda benefitted from the first phase.
The Southern Youth Zone Programme (SYZP) as called is aimed at building the skills of young professionals working in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Learning will focus on facilitation, research, documentation and other knowledge management issues. The programme will contribute to sector learning in both sending and receiving countries of young professionals. It is also aimed at promoting inter-regional sharing and learning.
The Southern Youth Zone Programme (SYZP) is supported by PSO, an association of 60 Dutch Development Organisations which focuses on capacity building.
The young professionals for the second phase include:
- Md. Mahidul Islam from BRAC Bangladesh, going to RCN Nepal/ENPHO and SNV Nepal
- Peter Simon Sekuma from NETWAS Uganda, going to CONIWAS in Ghana
- Basilia Nanbigne from CONIWAS in Ghana, going to NETWAS Uganda
- Andrés Gil from Fundacion Solar/RASGUA going to FHIS in Honduras
The programme will end in 2012 with a final session at IRC where the young professionals will share their experiences.