The World Water Day 2015 was celebrated on the 22 March 2015 with the theme ‘Water and Sustainable Development’. As one of World Water Day 2015 celebration partners, Cap-Net UNDP has prepared and provided learning resources, which is the World Water Day Learning Pack. The learning pack consists of tutorials, toolbox, WWD learning materials, quiz, video and reports. The Secretary-General’s message on the World Water Day 2015 can also be downloaded here. In addition to that, Cap-Net partner networks, REDICA, SCaN and AWARENET have organised or participated in events in conjunction of World Water Day 2015 Celebrations. Continue reading
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AWARENET, the Arab Integrated Water Resources Management Network, a Cap-Net regional network for capacity development in sustainable water management hosted by UN ESCWA, jointly with the Water, Science & Technology Association (WSTA), the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), the Middle East and North Africa Network of Water Centers of Excellence (MENA NWC), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), and Cap-Net UNDP are jointly offering a Training Course “Water Footprint Assessment for GCC and Arab Countries” that is designed for professionals in the water and environmental sectors in GCC and Arab countries interested to learn about water footprint assessments. The training course will be conducted from 20 to 22 April 2015 which will be held at the Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain.
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National Water Resource Institute (NWRI), Kaduna Nigeria in collaboration with Wa-Net at the NWRI, organized a workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) for a total of 57 newly employed staff into NWRI and the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR) from 10 to 12 of February, 2015.
UNESCO-IHP Malaysia in collaboration with UNESCO Jakarta, Water Footprint Network, Malaysian Water Partnership and Malaysian Capacity Development Network in Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet), private organisations, lecturers and NGOs organised Southeast Asia (SEA) Water Footprint Training Course from 24 to 26 of February 2015 at Ampang, Malaysia.
Cap-Net UNDP would like to welcome the new SCaN coordinator, Dr. Aditya Bastola. Dr. Aditya Bastola areas of interest and expertise lay in gender, water and sanitation and governance. Dr Aditya Bastola has also been actively involved on research coordination at the South Asia level of climate change adaptation and gender. Dr. Aditya Bastola is of Nepalese nationality and is currently handling water and sanitation projects, regional research studies and managing networks. At SaciWATERs, he currently handling water and sanitation projects, regional research studies and managing networks. Cap-Net UNDP would like to wish best of luck to Dr. Aditya Bastola and we are looking forward to a great partnership in the field of water capacity development. Dr. Aditya Bastola can be contacted via email.
The World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre) is seeking to engage an intern who is passionate about international sustainable development and about social media and communications for dialogue with governments, academia and civil society. Continue reading →
UNESCO-IHP Malaysia in collaboration with UNESCO Jakarta, Water Footprint Network, Malaysian Capacity Development Network in Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet), private organisations, lecturers and NGOs will be conducting a Southeast Asia (SEA) Water Footprint Training Course which will take place from 24 to 26 of February 2015 at Flamengo Hotel, Ampang, Malaysia. Individuals whom were previously trained in Pretoria, South Africa under the Cap-Net UNDP funded initiative in 2013 will become resource persons during the event.
On December 23, 2014, Engineer Dudene Vaz Lima, organised the first Course on Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management – SSWM for the Basin Committee of Hydrography in the Neves District in Sao Tome and Principe. 35 participants consisted of 28 men and 7 women participated in this course. Coordinated by Cap-Net Brasil with the support of Cap-Net UNDP, the dynamics and the methodology of the training received by Engineer Dudene Vaz Lima in November 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were incorporated and shared into this SSWM course. Continue reading →
A regional training workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management as a Tool for adapting to Climate Change took place in Antigua & Barbuda from 15 to 16 of December 2014 through a partnership arrangement among the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean, Cap-Net UNDP, Caribbean WaterNet and the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA). Continue reading →
The First Water Integrity Training Course for MENA (Middle East and North Africa) took place from 14 to 15 of January 2015 in Dead Sea, Jordan. A total of thirty participants spanning from Oman to Morocco successfully participated in this training course in conjunction with the 3rd Arab Water Week. The participants learned about methods to improve transparency, accountability and participation in the water sector for more sustainable water management.