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Online training on Sanitation Safety Planning for Regulators
“Promoting and initiating SSP processes in Eastern and Southern Africa”
November 2021

As part of the collaboration between the Eastern and Southern African Water and Sanitation (ESAWAS) Regulators Association and the World Health Organization (WHO), in the framework of the International Network of Drinking-water Regulators (RegNet), it has been recognized how challenging is to regulate safe sanitation systems. Regulators often lack practical tools that ensure that the existing sanitation systems operated by the regulated water and sanitation utilities do not pose any health risk to the population.


Sanitation Safety Planning offers an opportunity to members of ESAWAS to ensure that sanitation systems operated by water and sanitation utilities, which they regulate, are in fact, protecting human health.

In order to support ESAWAS members in the promotion, adoption, and implementation of Sanitation Safety Planning in their countries, the WHO, in collaboration with RegNet, invite to the:

Online training on Sanitation Safety Planning for Regulators
Promoting and initiating SSP processes in Eastern and Southern Africa

It will be an online training (by-invitation only) with a total of five 2.5 hours-sessions that will take place on the following days:  Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th, Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Wednesday 17th
from 9:00am to 11:30am Central African Time (CAT)
from 10:00am to 12:30am Eastern African Time (EAT)


Learning objectives

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Sanitation Safety Planning methodology.
  • Communicate the value of Sanitation Safety Planning and the links and similarities to Water Safety Planning.
  • Guide Water and Sanitation Utilities on how to implement Sanitation Safety Planning.
  • Use the Sanitation Safety Plans, developed, and implemented by sanitation operators, as a tool for public health regulation of sanitation systems.

Profile of participants

Participants of the online training should:

  • Dedicate their time for the training sessions, and extra time to develop their action plan.
  • Commit to pass on the new knowledge, information, and tools to their work colleagues.
  • Commit to implement the SSP rollout action plan, communicating the value of SSP to other key stakeholders, especially the water utilities that they regulate.


Workshop´s product

Participants will prepare an action plan to rollout Sanitation Safety Planning (SSP) in their countries.


In order to ensure a flawless training experience, participants are required to dispose of:

Advanced English skills
One computer per participant
Steady, high speed internet connection at home



If you have been invited as participant by the ESAWAS Regulators Association, you will be contacted before next Friday 22nd of October 2021 by email and provided with a username and password in order to access to the private area where the online training will take place.