This training manual for water professionals on Mainstreaming Gender into Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programs is an integrated approach to gender and WASH issues. It consists of session plans and training materials relevant to Rwanda that can be used by public, private and civil society agencies and training institutions to sensitise WASH professionals on gender issues.
Most of the trainers using session plans from this manual will already be established and skilled trainers. However sessions have been planned to be as user-friendly as possible. Each session plan has a set of objectives and learning outcomes which are assessed at the end of each session. A summary table of session objectives, methodologies, media/materials, learning outcomes and timeframes is included at the commencement of the manual.
Given the collaboration between SNV and PROTOS in several countries in Africa and in other parts of the world it is hoped that the manual will also be adapted for use further afield.