KARACHI - Water Aid Pakistan organized a three-day training workshop in collaboration with Sindh Local Government Department in Karachi on Friday. This workshop on the theme “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)- Policies, Systems and Service Delivery” was attended by the representatives of Sindh Civil Services and Local Government Academy, Tando Jam, Local Government & House Town Planning Department, Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KW&SB), Water and Sanitation Authority (WASA) Hyderabad and Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB).
Speaking at the certificate distribution and concluding ceremony, Provincial Minister for Local Government and Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah applauded the contribution of WaterAid Pakistan to WASH Sector and proposed to collaborate under the Clean & Green Pakistan initiative in Sindh province. “I would like to encourage all the public sector representatives here to utilise their learning through such trainings so that the service delivery at grass root level can be improved,” he commented further. He said capacities of officials needed to be at par with requirements of their job which also included providing effective services of clean drinking water and sanitation to the people.
The workshop included variety of sessions from the experts and representatives of WaterAid, SDG Unit Sindh, UNICEF, Agha Khan University, Sindh Civil Services & Local Government Academy and WaterAid Pakistan.
Earlier during the three-day course, WaterAid Head of Programme Munawar Hassan said in a session that WaterAid was committed to collaborate with relevant stakeholders and government partners to improve water and sanitation services. He said water and sanitation was important part of Pakistan’s international human rights commitments and SDG targets.
On the last day of the training, the session was closed with the remarks from the chief guest Syed Nasir Hussain Shah. The training ended with the presentation of the certificates to the participants.