Accelerating Sanitation for All in Asia and the Pacific through Capacity Building
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Period: July 2022 - ongoing
There is a significant knowledge gap among sanitation and waste workers in Asia and the Pacific region, leading to challenges in health, safety, and hygiene practices that affect their well-being and dignity. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has assigned the International Training Network (ITN) of Bangladesh University and Engineering and Technology (BUET) to address this issue by enhancing the capacity of sanitation and waste workers through a training programs. The goal is to improve their knowledge on disease prevention, basic hygiene practices, the use of personal protective equipment, and proper management of human waste or sewage.
The objective of this project is to guide and train sanitation and waste workers in delivering their services more effectively by enhancing their skills and knowledge related to occupational health and safety.
The specific objectives are as follows:
• Build the capacity of sanitation and waste workers and their supervisors on occupational health and safety practices.
• Increase awareness of the implications of occupational health and safety on infection prevention and control.
• Promote stronger, efficient, and dignified participation of sanitation and waste workers in the service chain.
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- Enhanced Knowledge and Skills: The sanitation and waste workers, as well as their supervisors, will have an improved understanding of occupational health and safety practices, disease prevention, basic hygiene practices, the use and disposal of personal protective equipment (PPE), and proper management of human waste or sewage.
- Improved Infection Prevention and Control: The training will equip sanitation and waste workers with the necessary knowledge and practices to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
- Dignified and Safe Service Delivery: The project aims to enhance the dignity and rights of sanitation and waste workers by providing them with the necessary training and resources.
- Enhanced Occupational Health and Safety: The project will address occupational health and safety concerns specific to the sanitation and waste management sector.
- Sustainable Solid Waste Management: The project will provide training to selected municipal staff on solid waste management in urban areas and its linkages to the environment and public health.
- Knowledge Sharing and Dissemination: The project includes an online knowledge-sharing session to disseminate the outcomes and learnings from the capacity-building training.
- Integration of GESI Principles: The project will conform to and promote Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) principles in all training activities.
Overall, the outcomes of the project will contribute to accelerating sanitation efforts in Asia and the Pacific, ensuring safer and healthier working conditions for sanitation and waste workers, and promoting sustainable and dignified service delivery in the sector.