Advanced Training Course on E-WASH Response and Preparedness | 19-23 March 2018 | Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

The advanced training course on Emergency Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (E-WASH) was organized with the support of additional funding from Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) and with the purpose of improving the capacity of Lao Red Cross Society (LRCS)’s staff to prepare and respond to disasters in the affected areas. The advance 3-day training course was conducted for 15 WASH focal persons from 5 targeted provinces. The training took place at Luang Prabang Provincial Branch and was participated by 15 Participants, 13 Males and 2 Females, from five provincial RC branches (Oudomxay, Xayabouly, Luang Prabang, Khammouan, and Champasak Provinces).

The training for WASH focal persons included theoretical sessions,  table-top exercises, and practical sessions, i.e., installation of the water purification unit and construction of a pour-flush toilet (second day).

LRCs has been receiving funding support from the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) in strengthening E-WASH capacity since March 2016, focusing mainly on Khammouan Province including the procurement and installation of two water purification units (one in Khammouan and one at the National Headquarter in Vientiane).

Two latrines were also installed in a primary school of Baan Sri Boun Heuang  which is located in Muang Nam Bak village and about 95 kilometers from Luang Prabang Province. The school consists of two male teachers and a female teacher and 78 students (42 females and 36 males).

Mission report is available here.

Training Presentations:

Video shows students learning about personal hygiene and the 7-step hand washing.

 

Photos by IFRC Bangkok

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RANAS (Risks, Attitudes, Norms, Abilities and Self Regulation) Training Report

Purpose and overview:

This training report detailed the purpose, RANAS methodology, agenda and participant list of the training.

The Risks, Attitudes, Norms, Abilities, and Self-regulation (RANAS) approach to systematic behaviour change is an established method for designing and evaluating behaviour change strategies that target and change the factors influencing a specific behaviour in a specific population. In brief, it is an easily applied method for measuring behavioural factors, assessing their influence on behaviour, designing tailored strategies that change behaviour, and measuring the effectiveness of these. Although it was originally developed to change behaviour in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) sector in developing countries, it is applicable to a range of behaviours in various settings and populations.

Usage: Guidance for implementation

Audience: National Society WASH staff

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Methodological Fact Sheets – RANAS (Risks, Attitudes, Norms, Abilities and Self Regulation) approach to systematic behavior change

Purpose:

The methodological fact sheets aim to give practitioners a step-by-step tool to help them when designing an effective behavior change campaign.

Overview:

The 6 methodological fact sheets consist of :

  1. The RANAS approach to systematic behavior change
  2. The RANAS model of behavior change
  3. The RANAS behavioral factors
  4. The RANAS behavior change techniques
  5. Doer/non-doer analysis to specify the critical behavioral factors
  6. Comparing the RANAS approach to systematic behavior change with KAP surveys

 

Usage: Guidance for implementation

Audience: National Society WASH staff

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Citation: Contzen, N., & Mosler, H.-J. (2015). The RANAS approach to systematic behavior change. Methodological Fact Sheet 1-6. Dübendorf, Switzerland: Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology.

 

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Systematic Behavior Change in Water Sanitation and Hygiene – A practical guide using the RANAS (Risk, Attitude, Norms and Self Regulation) approach

Purpose:

The aim of this manual is to give practitioners a tool to help them when designing an effective behavior change campaign. The methodology is explained step by step, all necessary skills and other requirements are described, and possible pitfalls are noted.

Overview:

The Risks, Attitudes, Norms, Abilities, and Self-regulation (RANAS) approach to systematic behavior change is an established method for designing and evaluating behavior change strategies that target and change the factors influencing a specific behavior in a specific population. In brief, it is an easily applied method for measuring behavioral factors, assessing their influence on behavior, designing tailored strategies that change behavior, and measuring the effectiveness of these. Although it was originally developed to change behavior in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in developing countries, it is applicable to a range of behaviors in various settings and populations.

The RANAS approach to systematic behavior change involves four phases:

  • Phase 1: Identify potential behavioral factors
  • Phase 2: Measure the behavioral factors and determine those steering the behavior
  • Phase 3: Select the behavior change techniques and develop appropriate behavior change strategies
  • Phase 4: Implement and evaluate the behavior change strategies

Usage: Guidance for implementation

Audience: National Society WASH staff

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Citation: Mosler, H.-J., & Contzen, N. (2016). Systematic behavior change in water, sanitation and hygiene. A practical guide using the RANAS approach. Version 1.1. Dübendorf, Switzerland: Eawag.

 

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Southeast Asia Behavior Change Training: Risks, Attitude, Norms, Abilities and Self Regulation (RANAS) Approach | 8-9 November 2016 | Cambodia

Risks, Attitude, Norms, Abilities and Self Regulation (RANAS) training was conducted in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on 8-9 November 2016, by Swiss Red Cross, IFRC and Cambodian Red Cross.

The 2-day workshop was participated by water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practitioners from Southeast Asian National Societies of Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Viet Nam, Philippines and IFRC.

The training course module consists of an introduction into the planning, design, and evaluation of systematic behaviour change campaigns.

The participants learned about how to conduct a quantitative survey measuring the behavioural factors, how to identify the required behaviour change techniques and how to verify their effectiveness. The course targets practitioners interested in behaviour change, especially in water, sanitation and hygiene in developing countries. The objective was achieved through lectures, practical experience from the projects, group exercises, and plenary discussions.

The Risks, Attitudes, Norms, Abilities, and Self-regulation (RANAS) approach to systematic behaviour change is an established method for designing and evaluating behaviour change strategies that target and change the factors influencing a specific behaviour in a specific population. In brief, it is an easily applied method for measuring behavioural factors, assessing their influence on behaviour, designing tailored strategies that change behaviour, and measuring the effectiveness of these. Although it was originally developed to change behaviour in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) sector in developing countries, it is applicable to a range of behaviours in various settings and populations.

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