Programme management and capacity building
The fourth component of the OWNP covers programme management and capacity building. These are cross-cutting interventions across all the programme components described earlier. Programme management deals with all the processes involved in putting a programme into effect. It encompasses planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities in terms of both finance and physical undertakings. Capacity building is similar to capacity development, which you read about in the previous study session. It is the process through which individuals, organisations and societies obtain, strengthen and maintain the capabilities to set and achieve their own development objectives over time.
This component includes support to improve the skills and capacity of WASH organisations and implementing parties at all levels. This is done through the provision of training, equipment, and tools, and, where required, software. Added to this, Technical and Vocational Education Training Colleges and Health Science Colleges will be supported to provide relevant training to WASH technicians. It is possible that you may be studying this Module as part of such a training programme.