CAR@WAN Steering Committee Meeting – 5 June 2015.

The meeting of CAR@WAN Steering Committee (SC) meeting was held on the 5 of June 2015 via conference call. According to CAR@WAN’s regulations, the SC is responsible for the overall monitoring, coordination, political and fundraising support of CAR@WAN’s activity. Two representatives from government, scientific, educational and research organizations from all Central Asia countries at least once a year discusses on the project activity, plans, constraints and lessons learned. 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

Regional Capacity Development Course on Human Rights Based Approaches (HRBA) for Water, Montevideo, Uruguay – 15 to 18 of June, 2015.

A regional course on ‘Human Rights Based Approaches (HRBA) for Water’ took place from 15 to 18 of June 2015 in Montevideo, Uruguay. This course followed the global ToT, which took place in Costa Rica in the year 2014, and initiated an active collaboration between LA-WETnet, Cap-Net UNDP and the Spanish Cooperation in Latin America, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). Continue reading

Education and Capacity Building for Sustainable Water Management – 9 June 2015, Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

The ‘Education and capacity building for sustainable water management’ was conducted by CAR@WAN on 9 of June, 2015 under the auspice of UNESCO Cluster Office within the framework of the High Level International Conference on the implementation of the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’, 2005-2015. This session was a side event in conjunction with ‘High Level International Conference on Water resources’ and was participated by approximately 50 representatives of governments universities, research institutions, public and international organisations.
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The 2015 World Water Day Campaign was celebrated on the 22 March. However, the celebration did not stop at that point. Partners of the WWD 2015 campaign have collaborated and compiled all the resource materials which can be utilised for education and suitable for an age group between 13 to 18 years-old. The resources contain powerpoints on water and sustainable development, a 20-minute-film, a quiz and other written material: Continue reading

Invitation to 1st Summer School on ‘Small Island Natural Resource Development’ – 17 to 21 August, St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands.

Caribbean-Netherlands Science Institute (CNSI) is organising the 1st Summer School devoted to ‘Small Island Natural Resource Development’. The theme of the module for this inaugural summer school programme is ‘Sustainable Coastal Management’ and will take place from 17 to 21 August 2015 at St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands. This module ‘Sustainable Coastal management’ will be presented by experts from the well-known UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (International Partner of Cap-Net UNDP) in cooperation with NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences. Continue reading

Obituary: Mr. Lewis Jonker

Lewis JonkerThe Cap-Net family is deeply saddened by the passing away of Mr Lewis Jonker on 25 May 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. Lewis is known to most of us during his tenure as the WaterNet Manager the capacity building network for Southern African Development Community (SADC) affiliated to Cap-Net. He hosted one of the first Cap-Net annual meetings held in Cape Town in 2004. Those present recall the warm and lovely hosting by him and his wife at their home. Lewis was very instrumental and contributed immensely and generously to the Cap-Net programme. Most of us last interacted with him at the 5th Delft Symposium on Capacity Development, in May 2013, in The Netherlands. Continue reading

New Cap-Net Training Materials Launched

Cap-Net would like to announce and launch new training materials. They are ‘2nd Edition Drought Risk Reduction in IWRM’ and ‘Integration of Groundwater Management: Into Transboundary Basin Organizations in Africa’.

DRM 2nd EdThe ‘2nd Edition Drought Risk Management in IWRM’ includes a facilitator’s guide and full training manual which can be downloaded via this link. This manual is intended primarily for trainers and facilitators, practitioners, and water and natural resources managers, and is aimed at strengthening the capacity to anticipate and reduce the impact of drought through enhancing knowledge and skills for drought risk reduction practices as an integral part of the development process at community, national, sub-regional and regional levels. Currently this manual is only available in English language. For higher resolution training manual (20mb), please contact

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