Climate Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation, a Training Course

On 15-20 September the West Africa Capacity Building Network (WA-Net) held the 2019 training course on “Climate Change Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation” at the National Water Resources Institute in Kaduna, Nigeria.

The training course was opened by Professor E.A. Adanu, Executive Director of the National Water Resources Institute followed by all Heads of Department of the Institute. Thirty-one participants enthusiastically attended the course.

Organised by WA-Net in close collaboration with the National Water Resources Institute Kaduna and supported by Cap-Net, the training course was designed to support, strengthen and promote co-operation among regional capacity building institutions in the delivery of capacity building services in various field of IWRM in West Africa.

Workshop participants came from Ministries of Water Resources, Ministries of Environment, Water Corporations, River Basin Development Authorities, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agencies (RUWASAs); NGOs in WASH, Hydrological Services Agencies, Private sector and the Academia nationwide.

Lectures, presentations, participatory discussions, case studies, climate change-related videos, questions/comments and group works were part of the variety of activities designed for the training programme.

Participation and active dialogues around the lectures presented were instrumental for the workshop. Also, the presentations from group works were very interesting and rich in content, showing great interest and high expectations from the participants. A field trip to various sites related to climate change issues was also part of the training programme.

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NWRI; PROF. E.A ADANU DELIVERING HIS OPENING ADDRESS
MARTIN O. EDUVIE, THE WANET MANAGER PRESENTING AN INTRODUCTORY LECTURE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND ACCESS TO WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION