Sharing knowledge on the use and conservation of water for food production
Training of Trainers Course
This Training of Trainers (ToT) course is a key component of the Water Research Commission (WRC) Project K5/2277: Action oriented strategy for knowledge dissemination and training for skills development of water use in homestead food gardening and rain water harvesting for cropland food production.
The course is funded through the WRC Project, and further support is provided by many partners involved in the Learning Networks.
The Shape of the Course
The process follows five (5) phases:
After each phase course participants must complete assignments that will be assessed by Rhodes University staff.
Two Training Streams and Two Rhodes University Certificates
The course, although run as a single training process, has two streams: one for the formal educators, and the other for the informal trainers. Both groups share the learning experiences in the contact sessions and apply these to their own areas of work. In this way they also share their own experiences and ideas with each other.
All course participants wishing to achieve certification will be required to complete all tasks/assignments successfully. This will involve the submission of written reports on each task/assignment.
RWH&C Practices – This provides a summary of the types of Rainwater Harvesting and Conservation Practices which are discussed in the course. It then links to the ‘Catch, Store and Use’ webpage, which is a version of the Navigation Tool used in the course, from which you can select materials and information relating to the practices.
- Modules – This provides a summary of the modules and links to each of the modules as they are completed. The modules are printable and downloadable.
- Stream 1 Assignments – This explains the purpose of the assignments and links to the Stream 1 assignments as they are completed. The assignments are printable and downloadable.
- Stream 2 Assignments – This explains the purpose of the assignments and links to the Stream 2 assignments as they are completed. The assignments are printable and downloadable.
- Course Images – This is a library of images and stories from the teaching and practical sessions, and will build up as the course progresses. It will also include images from the development of the different demonstration sites. We are very happy to have images and stories from the course participants. Please send these to us or give them to the course tutors.
Development of the Website
The Amanzi for Food team is very keen that the course participants are part of the development of the website. We will be posting short profiles of all participants who are willing to share their information.
We also welcome any ideas, suggestions, articles or images you think would help develop the website further.