Basic Courses WASH

Inlandschulung der GTO

Upcoming WASH workshops (course language: German)

Seminars in BERLIN

7. – 8 December 2018 | Basic Seminar: Sustainable Water Supply in Development Cooperation
Information in German

14. – 15. December 2018 | Basic Seminar: Sustainable Sanitation in Urban Areas
Information in German

Seminars in KÖLN

23. – 24. November 2018 | Basic Seminar: Hygiene Education in Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance
Information in German

11. – 12. January 2019 | Basic Seminar: Sustainable Sanitation in Development Cooperation
Information in German

Register here for one or more seminars.

If there is no suitable date in the list, register for the Fortbildungsseminar-Newsletter and receive information about new dates in German.

Project background

For many years, the GTO has been organising two-day trainings on a variety of topics in the field of "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene" (WASH), both in the context of development cooperation and emergency and transitional aid.

WASH is an omnipresent cross-sectional component and plays a role in many projects, be it health or food security projects or the construction of schools and other public facilities. Many NGOs (mostly small ones) often have no or insufficient expertise in this field of work or no financial means to purchase this knowledge or advisory services to a sufficient extent. In order to meet the demands and complexity of the topic, the training courses fill an important gap in development education work and respond to the great demand from NGOs and people interested in development policy.

The seminars are a mixture of presentations and interactive group exercises and serve to impart knowledge and exchange experiences. The target group are committed individuals and employees of German non-profit development organizations. The overriding objective is the quality assurance of WASH measures within the framework of participants' projects abroad.

Course fees

Fee 1 (reduced): Students, job seekers | 75 €

Fee 2: Employees and volunteers of NGOs | 150 €

Fee 3: Government institutions / private sector / free consultants | 350 €

Participants are required to select the appropriate fee independently and truthfully when registering. The GTO reserves the right to reclassify the participants concerned if incorrect information becomes known. If you are a student and you are subject to fee 1, please send your enrolment certificate directly to

Included in this fee are:

  • The participation in the seminar.
  • All seminar documents.
  • Two-day catering (snacks, fruit, lunch, hot and cold drinks).
  • A final certificate.

Supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ.