Capacity development networks are the key partners and implementing members of Cap-Net. They are autonomous, usually informal, associations of people and organisations with a common interest in capacity development and water. Most have no independent funding and they commit a considerable amount of their own time and resources to the network.
The networks at country, regional and global level are increasing delivery of information, training and education on integrated water resources management, water supply and sanitation and other water subjects. They are also sharing their materials and expertise thus contributing to the global knowledge base and south – south collaboration while increasing coordination and efficiency.
The networks have proven to be an efficient and effective tool for scaling up capacity development action on the ground, bringing local experience to international attention, and rapid dissemination of best practice and basic principles.