Seminar: WASH in Schools and Institutions

7. – December 8, 2023
  • Berlin


Inadequate WASH provision in institutions can have health consequences such as increased risk of infection, but can also cause low attendance rates among school children or large gender and social inequalities. Want to learn more about how to promote WASH in schools and institutions?

The 2-day seminar on the 8th and 9th of December 2023 will provide an overview of what aspects need to be considered to create a safe and healthy WASH environment in schools and other institutions. The seminar will be held mainly in German. Partial presentations and/or contributions may be given in English.

Seminar contents

  • Importance of WASH in schools and institutions
  • Specifics of WASH in schools to other institutions
  • Overview of technologies, behavioral interventions and organizational structures
  • Methods for determining the sanitary and hygienic baseline situation
  • Maintenance and cleaning concepts
  • Global and national monitoring systems for WASH in schools
  • Common challenges in institutions and possible solutions
  • Project examples

Aim of the seminar

The seminar will enable participants to analyze WASH activities in schools and other institutions and to design and implement them in a context-specific manner.

Additional Info

  • Prior knowledge of the topic is helpful, but not necessary.
  • The target audience for this seminar is staff of non-governmental organizations and interested individuals.
  • We will contact you prior to the seminar to tailor the content to your needs.
  • The seminar is designed for 20-25 participants.


Tariff 1: Students / unemloyment benefits-recipients 90 €
Tariff 2: Employees / volunteers of NGOs 240 €
Tariff 3: Governmental institutions / Private sector / Freelance consultants 490 €

The seminar is sponsored by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ. However, the German Toilet Organization e. V. has to contribute its own share, which will be supplemented by participation fees. Included in this fee are

  • the participation in the seminar
  • all seminar documents
  • catering, hot and cold drinks
  • a final certificate

Further information on the preliminary seminar schedule is available for download in the information sheet.

The registration deadline for the seminar is November 24th, 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