Cap-Net Lanka: News, Trainings and Awards

WASH Training of Trainers  Programme for Local Animators

On 24 October 2019, a half-day programme to evaluate the outcomes of the ‘Training of Trainers’ training programme for implementation of Hygiene Education and Promotion at rural level was organized by Cap-Net Lanka in collaboration with World Vision Lanka (WVL).  The programme was based on both written feedback and discussions on opportunities and constraints for knowledge sharing. Dr. S. Pathmarajah, Country Coordinator, Cap-Net Lanka coordinated the programme.

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Symposium: Urban Water and Coastal Zone Management in Sri Lanka

On 28 November  Cap-Net Lanka in collaboration with the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), Water Resources Science and Technology (WRST) and Lanka Jalani (Sri Lanka Water Partnership) organised the Urban Water and Coastal Zone Management Symposium at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka. The activity was aligned with UNDP’s “Water and Ocean Governance Programme”. More than 50 participants attended the event from relevant institutions.  Dr. S. Pathmarajah, Country Manager, Cap-Net Lanka, coordinated the event.

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Stimulating innovative water education: Launch of the Panjwani-Hisaar Water Institute Academic Programme

From 30 August to 3 September, the Panjwani-Hisaar Water Institute (PHWI) successfully completed its first course on ‘WATER LAW’ launching in this way the institute’s academic programme. The course was spread over 5 days and it was supported by Cap-Net Pakistan. Among the 40 participants were lawyers, water practitioners, researchers, journalists and policy makers. The course objective was to understand the existing legal environment around water (international, national, provincial and local) and its implications for water governance, management and conservation in Pakistan.

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El Salvador: Learning on evapotranspiration rates in climate change scenarios

On 25-27 September, the Central American Network of Engineering Institutions (REDICA) members were trained on evapotranspiration rates in climate change scenarios. Members learnt to understand and run different tools to determinate the water needs for crops irrigation. The workshop was run in San Salvador city, El Salvador, in collaboration with Cap-Net.

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District platform for arsenic mitigation: Training and capacity building for stakeholders

On 13-28 September, a series of two-day capacity-building workshops for stakeholders were conducted in four Indian districts – Buxar, Bhagalpur (Bihar) Nalbari, and Jorhat (Assam). – with the support of SCaN, SaciWATERs- Cap Net Network and the European Union.

SaciWATERs has been working with these four district administrations and relevant stakeholders in the past to establish a district-level,people-centric platform for addressing arsenic challenges. The workshops provided capacity building on these issues and the platform.

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Climate Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation, a Training Course

On 15-20 September the West Africa Capacity Building Network (WA-Net) held the 2019 training course on “Climate Change Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation” at the National Water Resources Institute in Kaduna, Nigeria.

The training course was opened by Professor E.A. Adanu, Executive Director of the National Water Resources Institute followed by all Heads of Department of the Institute. Thirty-one participants enthusiastically attended the course.

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