Moving towards Cap-Net Phase IV, the new Strategic Plan 2014-2017 sets a theme, ‘Water knowledge for all: moving beyond the enabling environment’ with of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) as the latest feature.
The Cap-Net project is fully aligned with the UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017 on ‘Changing with the World: Helping countries to achieve the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion” through “Water and Ocean Governance Programme 2014-2017)’.
Apart from realizing Cap-Net’s outcome of “institutional and human capacity and knowledge strengthened’, the Cap-Net Strategic plan also targets activities around four focus areas: poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and environment and sustainable development through the lens of water resources management; water being a central element of the MDGs and fundamental to social and economic development.
Specifically within the context of environment and sustainable development, Cap-Net Phase IV will primarily contribute towards the sub-themes of mainstreaming environment and energy and promoting adaptation to climate change. This will be done through:
Capacity development addressing sustainable management of water resources
More efficient and effective management of water resources, adopting the principles of IWRM, will reduce wastage and conflict, increase efficiency and economic return, increase equity of access for all uses including water supply and sanitation for the poor. Improved management of water resources is one of the most important strategies to prepare for and mitigate impacts of climate variability and will increasingly become a prime motivator for improved water management.
South -south collaboration through national and regional networks of experts forms a key strategy for project implementation; International partnerships, particularly across UN agencies, improve aid effectiveness and impact on the ground and is an important expected outcome of the project.
Cap-Net will promote south – south sharing of experience, impacting on education systems, local knowledge centres and capacity development activities on the ground. Drawing in international agencies with local experts has proven to be an effective tool for scaling up good practice. Promoting adaptation to climate change and good water management practices will be achieved through knowledge development and exchange. Making information freely available, particularly to trainers and educators will aid the adoption and application of knowledge at the local level.
Strategic Plan provides framework for the implementation of Cap-Net in the coming years.
Work Plan provides information on activities we are developing this year.