Welcome to the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) in WASH emergencies course. This interactive course will place you into a simulated emergency context and challenge you to complete tasks related to designing, implementing, and monitoring effective IEC interventions. 

This course is also available in French.

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Is this course for me?
These courses have been designed for WASH field staff globally. The IEC course is targeted at health and hygiene promotion staff who contribute to WASH programme design at field level, and other field staff involved in IEC interventions.

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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Describe the key elements of an IEC intervention in a WASH emergency
  • Carry out an analysis of the emergency situation and select appropriate IEC methods and materials for the context
  • Plan, implement and monitor an emergency WASH IEC intervention
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How long will it take?
 The course takes about 6 hrs to complete, but does not have to be completed in one sitting: the bookmark facility ensures that you can exit at any time and return to the same place you left off.

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate once you have have completed all of the modules within the course.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the       Join        button. This will take you through to the course page itself. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.