Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association / Ministry of Education - Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit / German Toilet Organization / Norwegian Refugee Council / Sustainable Sanitation Alliance / The German WASH Network / Women in Europe for a Common Future

Don’t neglect maintainers: Don’t waste investments for WASH in schools

Thursday 31 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: FH Little Theatre
GIZ Jordan

In light of universal, interdisciplinary and holistic SDGs, impact of “WASH in Schools” (WinS) must be considered for progress of SDG2 (health), SDG4 (education) and SDG6 (water, sanitation). This is clearly exemplified by SDG target 4a, which includes WinS indicators and demands increased collaboration between WASH and education sectors.

Regardless of development or industrialized context, sustainable use, maintenance and upkeep of WinS remains the greatest challenge. While investments do focus on infrastructure and/or awareness, issues related to sustainability and maintenance too often do not result in concrete, implementable concepts. This is perpetuated by a school setting’s many stakeholders – including students, parents, caretakers, teachers and policy makers – and can only be overcome by combining smart technical design with awareness raising and clear institutional structures. The education sector has a key role to play here and much-neglected caretakers must be center of attention.

The country case of Jordan will be introduced and innovative tools and approaches discussed. Participants will be asked to share their experience at three discussion tables: government / organisational structures, awareness and behaviour change and technical design.


14:00 Introduction

Welcome, Scope of the Session
Mr. Thilo Panzerbieter, GTO

14:05 Country Case Jordan

Seeking to Overcome the WinS Maintenance Challenge Posed by the SDGs
Mr. Ismael Nouns, GIZ WASH+

Coordinating School WASH Maintenance at Three Administrative Levels

Ms. Samar Shaker Qaqish, Managing Director of Buildings and International Projects, Ministry of Education, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Mr. Kamal Saleh Al Hasani, Head of Maintenance Directorate, Ministry of Education, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

14:15 Tools and Experiences

Intoducing NRC’s “Cleaning, Maintenance and Hygiene Manual”
Mr. Ammar Fawzi, NRC Jordan

Required Budgets for O&M per Child
Ms. Dr. Bella Monse, GIZ

Technical Designs

Mr. Stefan Reuter, BORDA

14:45 Discussion Tables

Table 1: Government / Organisational Structures
Facilitator: Ms. Dr. Bella Monse, GIZ
Facilitator: Ms. Samar Shaker Qaqish, MoED

Table 2: Awareness and Behaviour Change
Facilitator: Mr. Ammar Fawzi, NRC
Facilitator: Mr. Kamal Saleh Al Hasani, MoED

Table 3: Technical Design
Facilitator: Mr. Stefan Reuter, BORDA
Facilitator: Mr. Andreas Ludwig, GTO

15:25 Summary

Take Aways from the Session
Mr. Ismael Nouns, GIZ WASH+

15:30 Close of session