WASH is a key part of many humanitarian response programmes. This course describes what the UNICEF WASH programme does and why it’s important.

Learning objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    Explain what WASH does.

    Explain the importance and impact of WASH.

    Describe the UNICEF WASH programme.


This module is suitable to humanitarians at any level of seniority, of either technical or non-technical background, who want to learn the basics about the subject.

It is also open to anyone interested in learning about UNICEF's WASH programme. 


It should take you about 30 minutes to complete this self-paced course. 


This introduction is a single elearning module. The full course - which is only available on UNICEF's Agora platform - includes additional modules and resources.