Consideringtheprevailingglobal COVID-19pandemic,climatechange, water,healthandsanitation(WASH)

challenges,humanbeingsexperiencemidstof globalpublichealth crisis,jobscrisis, everworseningclimate crisis andannual environmental degradation.DevelopingandofferinganonlinecourseonWASH for Development”isthemaingoal of this projectproposal.BirzeitUniversity(BZU),withcommittedexperienced staff with supportfromIHEDelft,builds onpast capacitybuildingprojectsanditssustainable strategic partnershipwith IHEDelft.Thee-coursewilltargetBScstudents, andprofessionals inthe water and sanitationsectors.ThediversesmartmodulesoftheonlineWASH courseprovidestate-of-artknowledge

andhelptransfer practicalexperiencetoBScgraduates, equippingthemin jobseeking, follow-up

prospectivegraduatestudies, andupgradetheir expertiseinthefieldofWASHservices,both undernormal andemergency events.Weenvisagedevelopingan accredited onlinecourse to offer freeof charge worldwide. Wearebuilding, collaborating, andpromotingajointsoftwareplatform(DOODLE)thatbrings togethertheIHEDelftandBirzeitUniversity, amongthebestfromEuropeandMiddle East,todevelop ELearningmaterials andcreateane-courseforeveryone,everywherein the world, assumingdedicatedand talentedtargetgroups.Hostedand owned byBZU,theonlineWASH coursewill havethree-credithour’s workload(equivalent to7ECU)andwillbeoffered oversixteen(16)weeks(oneacademicsemester). The modules integrateresearchresultsintolearningmaterials,video showcases,articlesandcourseevaluation tools. TheWASHonlinecourseenhancesthecapacitybuildingof younggenerations in theMENAregion, and developed countrieslikewise. Course modules willadoptintegratedgreensolutions in water-sanitation- hygiene-energy-foodnexus,circular economyprinciples,pollutionpreventionandresourcesrecovery. Maintainingalife-longonlineeducationof WASHprofessionalsisimportant,especiallyina careerthat demands continuousprofessional development (CPD)andpractical knowledge.Increasedaccess to

sustainable WASH infrastructuresandservices willimprovethelivelihoodsof people andsafeguard the