In May PAH team conducted training in the field: supply chain management training, CLTS (training for trainers), training for pump mechanics interested in creating pump mechanics associations.
The training of 4 County Water Department heads and hand pump mechanics on supply chain management was conducted in 4 different counties: Ayod, Akobo, Nyirol, Uror so that management, accounting and reporting to the state headquarters on supply chain material use could be better monitored and documented. The training was focused on county pump mechanic monitoring and supervision, store logbook keeping for supplies and reporting. The aim was to strengthen the county water office to support operation and maintenance activities in their area of responsibilities to ensure quick and timely response to reported pump breakages through mobilization of spare parts and tools.
The training for trainers in Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS) was conducted in 3 counties. The next step is to promote community wide participation through targeting: men, women, boys and girls using the methodology of CLTS. PAH is working through local leaders, as they are key entry points into the community while local government staff is invited to participate in the process.
With support for formation of 4 County Village Level Pump Mechanics Associations, four trainings were conducted to achieve effective operation and maintenance of water facilities in the counties and to better organize the already existing trained capable pump mechanics in the area of operation.