From Theory to Practice – 25 Professionals Plan and Rehearse Specific Training Courses for Vietnam’s Wastewater Sector

Created on 31 March 2016 Print Email

 Two months after the second “Training of Trainers” (ToT) course, 25 professionals gathered again for the third one focusing on course implementation from 14th to 18th March 2016. This training was conducted by the Vietnam Water Supply and Sanitation Association (VWSA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as part of their cooperation framework under the Wastewater Management Programme. Like the ToT 2, the third TOT took place in the College of Urban Work Construction (CUWC).


Hoc vien khoa dao tao giang vien nguonTrainer and participants of the ToT3


The participants were provided with the basics on how to implement a training course, demonstration of lessons learned using sample training modules and adult-learning principles. The course was designed in both plenary and various interactive group sessions in which the participants worked together in their assigned tasks. In addition, the participants rehearsed training techniques and jointly prepared for the action plan with the facilitation of Mr. Hans Hartung – the trainer and Ms. Pham Van Lan, GIZ Programme Officer.

According to the agreed action plan, in the next three months, VWSA and GIZ will organize the first training courses where the professionals trained by the ToT courses will act as trainers for participants who come from different wastewater utilities throughout Vietnam. The tentative plans for these courses are as follows: 

From 25th to 27th May: Demand-based Planning of Operation and Maintenance for Wastewater Utilities in Vietnam  

From 8th to 10th June: Operation and Maintenance of Centralized Wastewater Treatment Plants 

From 22nd to 24th June: Operation and Maintenance of the Wastewater Network 

From 27th to 29th June: Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Pumping Stations


While VWSA is announcing these training courses, GIZ staff is working with the trained national trainers  developing and updating training materials for the above four mentioned modules.

technical visit

                                                                          Technical visit to Bac Ninh WCCS


During the training course, the participants joined the technical visit to drainage and wastewater treatment facilities in Bac Ninh – one of the partner province of the WMP. A pumping station, a combined sewer overflow structure (CSO), a decentralised and a centralised wastewater treatment plant were visited. The topic of preparing Operation and Maintenance Plan for Bac Ninh wastewater utilitywas also discussed comprehensively during the trip.

The next ToT will complete the series of training for trainers and is planned in the first week of August, 2016.





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