Capacity development of the farmer leaders in medium/ major irrigation schemes; empowering them on participatory decision making – 25th June 2018, Uyilankulam, Sri Lanka

The first training programme for 2018, Capacity development of the farmer leaders in medium/ major irrigation schemes was conducted in Farmer Training/Meeting Centre, Uyilankulam, Mannar District in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka on the 25thJune 2018.

The main partners of the programme were Irrigation Department, Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Development, Sri Lanka Water Partnership and Irrigation Management Division/ Ministry of Irrigation. A total of 66 participants including farmer organization leaders, agency staff of minor/major schemes, consultants attended the programme. Continue reading

Drought Risk Reduction Workshop – 24 to 27 October 2017, Trinidad and Tobago.

The United National Development Programme has indicated that the world is seeing a rapid amount of incidents of drought and desertification every year amounting to the loss of 12 million hectares, that is, 23 hectares every 60 seconds (1). Alarmingly, not enough is being done to deal with the risks associated with drought. In the Caribbean, drought risk management is a relatively new concept, and the knowledge surrounding the management and mitigation of drought risk management is, unfortunately, in its infancy stages.

Noting this gap, Caribbean WaterNet in partnership with Cap-Net UNDP hosted the Drought Risk Reduction Workshop in collaboration with the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) at the Chaguanas Campus on October 24 – 27, 2017. The aim of the workshop was to sensitize and provide industry professionals with the information and tools to build management capacity of participants regarding water resources. Continue reading

Training Workshop on Groundwater Management within IWRM in River Basin Context – 21 to 25 November 2017, Ségou – Mali

A Training Workshop on Groundwater Management within IWRM in River Basin Context was held from 21 to 25 November 2017 in Ségou, Mali.  It was organised in collaboration with the Country Coordination of Natural Resources Users in the Niger Basin (CNU-Mali), Regional Coordination of Natural Resources Users in the Niger Basin (CRU-BN) and Africa Groundwater Network (AGW-Net). The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Moustapha DIENE Hydrogeologist at University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (Senegal), AGW-Net Manager and Prof. Amadou Zanga Traoré, retired Professor in Hydrogeology, from ENI (School of Engineers in Bamako, Mali). Continue reading

Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Programme for Farmer Organization (FO) Leaders – 18th September 2017, District Secretariat Ampara, Sri Lanka.

A programme for farmer organization leaders in Ampara was arranged as a part of the Sri Lanka Water Partnership CCA Programme in collaboration with the Irrigation Department (ID) and Irrigation Management Division (IMD) of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management with support from Cap-Net Lanka.  This was the 2nd programme in Sri Lanka supported by Cap-Net during 2017.

72 Farmer Leaders representing over 40 Farmer Organizations in the Galoya Left Bank and  River Division participated. 57 from the Gal Oya Left Bank and 15 from the River Division. In addition 14 field staff of ID/IMD dealing with Farmer Organizations attended the awareness session.

For more information, please contact Country Coordinator of Cap-Net Lanka, Dr. S. Pathmarajah.

Regional Seminar on Advanced Training of the ‘Safety of the hydro-technical constructions for water specialists of Kazakhstan’ – 7 to 9 September 2017, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The Regional Seminar on Advanced Training of the “Safety of the hydro-technical constructions for water specialists of Kazakhstan” took place from 7 to 9 September 2017 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This seminar was conducted with the cooperation of IFAS, Kazakh National Agrarian University and other donors dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (ICWC) and the preparation for the 8th World Water Forum (March 2018, Brazil).

The main of the objective of seminar was to organise capacity building and promotion awareness raising among stakeholder of water conservation and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM); melioration and irrigated agriculture; agricultural water supply and watering of pastures, use of renewable energy sources; agri-ecology and environmental protection in water management facilities, the safety of the Hydropower Station and prevention of emergencies in the context of the climate change. Continue reading

Training of Trainers (ToT) on River Pollution – 8th to 9th November 2017, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) will be hosting the Training of Trainers (ToT) on River Pollution on the 8th and 9th of November 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This training course is part of a collaborative programme between Cap-Net UNDP, Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) and Global Environment Centre (GEC) with support from GAB Foundation’s WATER Project to capacity build water professionals, capacity builders, local authorities’ and others to effectively communicate information in the context of sustainable river pollution management. Continue reading

Workshop on the Cross Cutting Themes of Gender, Water and Agriculture with a special focus on the Eastern Gangetic Plains – 8 September 2017, New Delhi, India

SaciWATERs, organised a workshop on the cross cutting themes of Gender, Water and Agriculture with a special focus on the Eastern Gangetic Plains (which spans across parts of Bangladesh, India and Nepal) on 8th September 2017 at The Claridges  in New Delhi, India. The workshop was organised in partnership with the Australian Government funded Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Continue reading

Regional training course on Earth Observation tools for wetlands ecosystems management and Valuation from 18-22 April, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya

The objectives of the training course were for participants to gain a better understanding of the earth observations tools and concepts ; be more familiar with using EO as tools for wetland ecosystem management ; learn how to map and monitor the wetland ecosystem, and be familiar with open source EO tools such as QGIS/WOIS
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Regional Workshop on Water Associated Conflict Resolution – 1 to 3 June, 2015, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.

A regional workshop on ‘Water Associated Conflict Resolution’ that took place in the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala campus from 1 to 3 of June 2015. A total of 30 participants from Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador and Panama took part in this workshop. The training course covered IWRM principles, theory of conflicts and characteristics of the different types of conflicts, social and historical analysis of the context of our region in regards to water and possible interventions to resolve conflicts. Continue reading

Regional Training on Applying Integrated Water Resource Management Tools for Drought Risk Management – 15 to 19 June 2015.

The Global Water Partnership Eastern Africa (GWPEA), International Network for Capacity Developent in Sustainable Water Management (Cap-Net UNDP) through Nile IWRM Net, and the Water and Land Resource Center (WLRC) organised a training on ‘Applying Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Tools for Drought Risk Management’ in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 15 to 19 June 2015. Continue reading

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