WASH Training of Trainers



With the WASH in Emergencies Training of Trainers (WASH ToT) course, the German WASH Network aims at strengthening capacities to develop, conduct and facilitate national or regional WASH trainings. It targets mainly advanced WASH practitioners who have participated (and will participate) in Regional WASH in Emergencies Workshops of the German WASH Network carried out between 2015 and 2020 in the three regions Africa, Asia and MENA.

The WASH ToT engages participants in a comprehensive, multi-day distributive learning process that builds knowledge and skills required to effectively train relevant WASH topics. The interactive WASH ToT includes advanced training on conceptualising, planning and conducting trainings, intensive coaching on effective strategies for engaging adult learners, and targeted instruction and practice in training others to deliver a specific WASH curriculum.

The WASH ToT is part of a strategic portfolio of activities developed and carried out in close cooperation between the German WASH Network and the German Federal Foreign Office to respond to the growing demand for qualified humanitarian WASH capacity in Germany and respective partner countries. The ToT empowers local humanitarian WASH capacities to address trainings needs in their specific local context independently.

Please note: Due to the global pandemic the WASH ToT in January 2022 will be conducted in a virtual online format (6 (+2) days).

This virtual version of the ToOT follows the same logic as the face-to-face version, but aims to build training skills especially for digital learning opportunities. The digital training includes intensive coaching on digital methods and tools for engaging adult learners as well as practice in training and feedback. It is a timely response to the challenging working conditions in the COVID-19 pandemic and a progressive way to develop opportunities for localisation that digitilisation offers to the humanitarian system.

Upcoming Training Opportunity

Location Date Language Deadline Application Form
virtual/online 12.01. – 19.01.2022  English 22.11.2021 The application phase is over 

Please note: there will be no training sessions on the weekend (15/16. Jan), but some homework will be required during the weekend to prepare for your own practice session in the second week.

Training Announcement


Practical Information

Date and Place

Next Training of Trainers:

12.01.2022 – 19.01.2022

(online training)

Target Group

Staff members and experts from locally or regionally active German WASH Network member organisation and its local implementing partners from the three target regions Africa, Asia and MENA, who have participated in a previous Regional WASH in Emergencies Workshop, with explicit training or capacity building demands as part of their ongoing and planned projects. Participants are committed to carry out national or regional “WASH in Emergencies” trainings or workshops in the future


The trainers are experienced Sphere ToT trainers and/or WASH experts and facilitators working for different member organisations of the German WASH Network and other relevant humanitarian organisations. The training will be held in English.

Training costs

The WASH ToT is offered free of charge.

Information for trainings in presence: Local accommodation and catering will be covered. In addition, there is a limited budget available to assist in (co-)financing travel costs up to a pre-defined limit for those organisations not able to fully cover travel expenses their own (smaller NGOs, local partner organisations). In case you need support please indicate this accordingly in the application form.




Overall Coordination

Johannes Rueck
German Toilet Organization

Dr. Oliver Hoffmann

Email: registration [at] washnet.de

(for all inquiries)

Tel: +49 (0)30 41 93 43 45


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