Basic Seminar: Sustainable Sanitation in Development Cooperation

19. – October 20, 2023
  • Berlin

A seminar for interested persons, committed persons and employees of non-governmental organizations


Do you know the situation? In your work on the ground in developing and emerging countries, do you notice that hygienic conditions are deplorable, but that classic sanitation concepts are not getting you anywhere? Wastewater and sanitation concepts, adapted to local conditions, are one of the basics for sustainable development and healthy people, not least and especially in times of the Corona pandemic.

The 2-day seminar provides an overview of the challenges and potentials of sustainable sanitation in development cooperation and offers a balanced mix of practical group exercises and theoretical content. The seminar is mainly held in German. Partial presentations and/or contributions may be given in English.

Further information

  • Prior knowledge of the topic is helpful, but not necessary.
  • The target group for this seminar is employees of non-governmental organizations as well as interested persons.
  • We will contact you prior to the seminar to tailor the content to your needs.
  • The seminar is designed for a number of participants of 20 persons.
  • It will be conducted in compliance with applicable hygiene measures and spacing rules.


The seminar is subsidized by the state. However, the German Toilet Organization e. V. (GTO) must make a contribution of its own, which is supplemented by participation fees. Included in this fee are

Tariff 1: Students / unemloyment benefits-recipients 90€
Tariff 2: Employees / Volunteers of NGOs 240€
Tariff 3: Governmental institutions / private sector / freelance consultants 490€

If you would like to participate in the seminar and need support with financing, please contact us and we will find a solution, contact:

Included in this fee are:

  • the seminar participation
  • all seminar documents
  • snacks and hot and cold drinks
  • a final certificate

The seminar is sponsored by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL on behalf of BMZ.

phone 030 419343-44

For more information on the preliminary seminar schedule, please download the information sheet.

The registration deadline for the seminar is October 6, 2023.

Participants are requested to independently and truthfully select the tariff that applies to them when registering. The GTO reserves the right to reclassify if false information becomes known. If you choose the reduced "Tariff 1", please send us a proof (e.g. certificate of enrollment) to

For a valid registration it is necessary to confirm and take note of our General Terms and Conditions (AGB). You can read them here (in German only).

Personal data of participants will only be processed by the GTO for the purpose of seminar administration. Data will only be passed on to third parties in the course of the obligation to provide proof to the sponsor (first and last name of the participants). Beyond that, data will not be passed on without the consent of the participant(s). You can view our privacy policy here (in German only).

The seminar is sponsored by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL on behalf of BMZ.

Phone 030 419343-44