In partnership with UNICEF NCCI is executing a capacity building project for staff members of ten Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Service Centers in the governorates of Anbar and Baghdad. The WASH Service Centers are operated by local NGOs, and through this project NCCI aims to train their staff members to improve WASH services and field coordination in their respective areas of operation.
On 29-31 May 2016 NCCI organized the third of four training workshop of the project. 22 staff members from nine NGOs were trained on selecting water sources, water quality standards, performing water quality tests and operating reverse osmosis units. The workshop took place over a three day period. The classroom part of the training consisted of presentations and group discussions and debates. However the participants not only received theoretical training but also took part in a field visit to the Takia camp (Al-Dourra), where they got hands-on experience with operating reverse osmosis units. At the end of the workshop the participants were tested on the skills and knowledge obtained during the training sessions.
The trainees agreed that that the workshop contributed to improving their knowledge and technical expertise, but also recommended more training is need to further strengthen their capacities.