The new Strategic Plan for 2014-2017 sets the theme ‘Water knowledge for all: moving beyond the enabling environment’, with Coastal Zone Management (CZM) as the latest feature. Cap-Net’s strategy is fully aligned with UNDP’s Strategic Plan for 2014-2017, ‘Changing with the World: Helping countries to achieve the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion’.
Apart from strengthening institutional and human capacity and knowledge in sustainable water management, Cap-Net’s Strategic Plan is targeting 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. Cap-Net recognises that sustainable water management is a central element in the Sustainable Development Goals, and fundamental to social and economic development globally.
Within the context of environment and sustainable development, Cap-Net will promote sustainable management of water resources and adaptation to climate change through:
By adopting the principles of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) water resources can be managed more efficiently and effectively. Improved water resource management will reduce water wastage, increase efficiency and economic return, improve water supply and sanitation for the poor, and reduce water conflicts. Hence, improving management of water resources is arguably one of the most important strategies in order to prepare for and mitigate impacts of climate variability.
Strengthening of partnerships
South – south collaboration through national and regional networks of experts forms a key strategy for the Cap-Net program. International partnerships, including across UN agencies, will improve aid effectiveness and increase impact on the ground, which is a main aim for Cap-Net.
Sharing and managing knowledge
Cap-Net will promote south – south sharing of experience, aiming to have a positive impact on capacity development activities, education systems and local knowledge centres on the ground. Cap-Net is partnering with international agencies and local experts in order to scale up good practice, and by developing and sharing new knowledge Cap-Net is promoting adaptation to climate change and good water management practices globally. The training material is made freely available and shared with trainers and educators in order to increase adoption and application of knowledge at the local level.
Have a look at our Strategic Plan for an overview of Cap-Net in the coming years:
Have a look at our Work Plan for information our activities this year:
Have a look at how Cap-Net UNDP is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals: