Alumni Community

IWSD has provided education to more than 2000 WASH professionals from across Zimbabwe and the Southern Africa. These form the institution’s alumni community. The skills and knowledge acquired from the institution has placed them in key sector positions across government ministries, Local authorities, private sector and civil societies, supporting the implementation of global WASH agenda and improving the lives of communities they serve.

IWSD recognizes the alumni as their esteemed brand ambassadors and is proud of their vital role which they play in spreading the knowledge and skill acquired during their studies and also encouraging other prospecting students to enroll.

IWSD considers that the alumni community is composed of all professionals who have completed a program offered at the institute. The alumni are grouped into three categories:

Long term Vocational Training course students – Students that have enrolled and completed studies in National Certificate, Diploma, Higher diploma in Water and Waste Management and National Plant Operators Part 1 ,2 and 3,
Long term professional course students – Students that have enrolled and completed studies in Postgraduate diploma in Water Supply and Sanitation and the Postgraduate diploma in Advanced Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning for Humanitarian and Development WASH and Livelihood Programming
Short term courses professional course participants – All participants who have been trained through a short professional course pre-planned or tailor made. Examples include:

o Supervisory Management in Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
o Operation and Maintenance of Infrastructure: Protecting Water and Sanitation Investments
o Occupational Health and Safety in Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
o Faecal Sludge Management in small towns, Small Urban Centres (SUCs)/Growth Points and peri-urban areas
o Non-Revenue Water Management (Where to start)
o Information Management in Local Authorities
o (Data generation, analysis and records keeping)
o Community Engagement and Customer Care in Local Authorities’ Front Line staff
o Integrated Catchment Management Planning (Going back to the drawing board)
o Pollution and Water Quality Management
o Interface between Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and WASH in the face of Climate Change
o Water Governance and Conflict Management
o Amplifying Environmental and Social Management Framework for WASH investments (A guide for WASH Project Managers)
o Groundwater Surveillance, Borehole Drilling and Supervision: Theory and Practice
o Operation and Maintenance of Solar Powered Water Supply Systems
o GIS and Remote sensing in Water Resources Management and WASH
o Gender Transformation and Social Inclusion in Service delivery
o Water, Health, Food and Energy Nexus Programming (the holistic approach)
o Stakeholder Engagement and Community Participation for Development Practitioners (Theory and Practice)
o Continuous Project Quality Improvement for WASH Investments (CPQI)

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