Planning Meeting on Development on the Need for an Integrated Approach to Coastal Zone and River Basin Management – 26 to 28 May 2014, Copenhagen.

Cap-Net and partners held a planning meeting at Copenhagen from 26 to 28 May to develop a programme on the need for an integrated approach to coastal zone and river basin management. Partner networks REDICA and CKNet and international partners UNESCO-IHE, UNEP-DHI, UNDP and PEMSEA came together in a meeting organised by UNEP-DHI and discussed the development of a training package and rolling out a capacity development programme on the subject. The programme will focus on the linkages between coastal zones and river basins and aim to advocate integration of their management. The capacity development activities to be rolled out will target coastal and river basin managers and government decision makers, making use of the outreach through affiliated networks and partners. The aim is to have training modules developed before the end of the year and have these tested in a pilot training by January 2015. For more information please contact kees.leendertse@cap-net.org.

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Vacancy Announcement: Rector of UNESCO-IHE INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION

A vacancy for the position of Rector of UNESCO-IHE is opened for application.

Under the authority of the Assistant Director-General for the Natural Sciences (ADG/SC), the incumbent will work closely with the Governing Board of the Institute and the IHE Foundation, implement a global vision and strategy for the Institute in a sustainable manner that corresponds to UNESCO’s mandate in general, and in water resources education and science in particular, addressing the needs of Member States, leading the development of effective Research, Education and Business Plans, in line with the vision and strategy to secure the necessary support and funding, as well as to ensure its effective implementation after the approval of the Institute’s Governing Board.
The incumbent will collaborate with the Director of the UNESCO Division of Water Sciences, and in a coordinated manner, lead enhanced contributions of the Institute to the activities of the International Hydrological Programme, the World Water Assessment Programme, and the network of Category II UNESCO water Centers and Chairs.

This is a D-2 grade position with highly competitive benefits and renumeration.

The deadline for application is June 14, 2014 (Midnight Paris Time).

Click on this link for more information and to apply online

 

Vacancy for Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Water Services Management at UNESCO-IHE

A vacancy in UNESCO-IHE is available for Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Water Services Management. The Senior Lecturer/Researcher or Associate Professor of Water Services Management will strengthen the Water Management Chair Group. The successful candidate is competent in water utility management in general, and in specific fields that are particularly relevant in a developing context, such as operational excellence (e.g. NRW, energy efficiency), organizational development, performance management, accountabillity, asset management and/or public-private partnerships. He/she is a qualified practitioner or scientist with research and practical experience, with a clear and critical vision on the role of technical and social sciences in water services management. The successful candidate will facilitate the acquisition of appropriate educational, capacity building and research projects in developing countries and countries in transition. He/she will contribute to education, research and capacity development projects within the Department of Integrated Water Systems and Governance, with other academic departments within the Institute and with partner institutions. He/she is willing to work on interdisciplinary topics in multidisciplinary groups.

The deadline for this application is 10 June 2014. Download the brochure for more information about this application.

 

Cap-Net Welcomes Marina from Brazil

Cap-Net UNDP welcomes Marina Talini from Brazil as the first Network Attachment in ‘Leverage Capacity’ this month of May for a duration of 3 months. She will assist in identifying, analysing and reporting on the leverage effect of support provided by Cap-Net to partner networks capacity development delivery activities.

Marina holds a Bacharelado (Bachelor degree) in Translation (French-Portuguese), and a Pós-graduação (Master degree) in International Relations studies, both from the University of Brasilia, and specialized on Public Policies related to climate change and preservation of biodiversity. After several positions in the translation and teaching fields, she joined the Chancery of the Embassy of France in Brazil coordinating the administrative work, supporting the French delegations and public relations of the service. She then worked for the ASPAT, a Peruvian NGO for people affected by tuberculosis, in charge of redefinition of the fund-raising and the strategic planning of the association. During her experience in Peru, she was also involved in a project developed by the Universidad Católica del Peru which focused on sustainable development workshops, and revitalization of the green areas of the city of Lima.

For more information please contact Marina at marina.talini@cap-net.org

IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change” – 14 to 17 April 2014, São Paulo, Brazil.

The first edition of the workshop “IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change” was held at the Interdisciplinary Center Climate Investigation – INCLINE (www.incline.iag.usp.br), University of São Paulo – USP, on 14 – 17 April 2014, in São Paulo. The workshop was facilitated by Professor Eduardo Mario Mendiondo, Engineering School of São Carlos – EESC/USP, and Professor Tércio Ambrizzi, Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of University of São Paulo – IAG/USP. A total of 19 participants from participants basin committees, public and private sector, water managers, water users, professionals and climate academy attended this workshop.

The workshop was organized by Cap-Net Brasil, supported Cap -Net UNDP, and partnership with the University of São Paulo – USP, Center for Climate Change – INCLINE, IAG – Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of University of São Paulo, Engineering School of São Carlos – EESC/USP, Watershed Committees and others.

The second edition is planned for the second semester of 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, RJ and the venue will be announced in due course. For more information, please contact Priscila.

Call for Papers: Latin America Water Week 2015 – 23 to 27 March 2015, Viña del Mar, Chile.

The Latin Water Week 2015 will be held from 23 to 27 of March 2015 in Viña del Mar, Chile. This will be an opportunity to be part of a unique platform for the exchange of experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities; focuses on new thinking and positive action was the water-related challenges and their impact on the environment, health, climate, economy and community.

The objectives of this conference are as follow:

• To consolidate and develop a space for reflection on the issue of water,

• To explore the challenges present between water, society, environment and economy,

• To promote partnerships and proactive partnerships between individuals and organizations with different specializations,

• To emphasise on innovative research, best practices and developing innovative policies for different stakeholders, multidisciplinary experts from around the world,

• To provide real answers for the management of water, environment and economic development, by linking best practices, scientific knowledge, policy and specific decisions.

The Dateline of Abstract Submission will 6 of June 2014.

For more information and registration, please visit www.waterweekla.com

Network managers’ Meeting and MELP Training – 23 to 25 April, 2014, Delft, The Netherlands

Managers from Cap-Net affiliated networks met at Delft, The Netherlands, April 23-25, to revise and agree on practices for monitoring impact, assessing performance, and elaborating learning plans for increased efficiency in capacity development. Sessions are guided by Cap-Net’s “MELP -Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan”; a document prepared to ensure adequate monitoring of the project and assist partner networks monitor their own activities. The MELP consists of 5 tools to be applied by the by the project management team and network partners towards output areas as efficiency of networks, knowledge management, and capacity development delivery.

The 3-day training course in Delft allowed sharing of experiences, and profound analysis of methods and strategies to ap ply these tools, and the relevance of the information both for the success of the networks as well as for the Cap-Net Programme. Participating network managers have reached consensus on the relevance of these tools and methodologies for application thus setting the goal for the end of 2014 that each partner network will have an available MELP report.

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Network Managers’ Meeting and MELP Training – 23 to 25 April, Delft, The Netherlands

Managers from Cap-Net affiliated networks met at Delft, The Netherlands, April 23-25, to revise and agree on practices for monitoring impact, assessing performance, and elaborating learning plans for increased efficiency in capacity development. Sessions are guided by Cap-Net’s “MELP -Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan”; a document prepared to ensure adequate monitoring of the project and assist partner networks monitor their own activities. The MELP consists of 5 tools to be applied by the by the project management team and network partners towards output areas as efficiency of networks, knowledge management, and capacity development delivery.

The 3-day training course in Delft allowed sharing of experiences, and profound analysis of methods and strategies to ap ply these tools, and the relevance of the information both for the success of the networks as well as for the Cap-Net Programme. Participating network managers have reached consensus on the relevance of these tools and methodologies for application thus setting the goal for the end of 2014 that each partner network will have an available MELP report.

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Cap-Net signs an agreement with the Costa Rica Ministry for Environment and Energy

On March 28th in San José, Cap-Net and the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) of Costa Rica signed an agreement for the design and implementation of a national water capacity development policy with special emphasis on IWRM for Costa Rica. The agreement was signed by Dr René Castro, the Minister of Environment and Energy, and Kees Leendertse for Cap-Net. Cap-Net and MINAE are committed to exchange ideas, knowledge and resources to develop and implement such national plan. This framework agreement will be supplemented by annual work plans and budgets. The executing partner for the agreement is REDICA, the partner network for Central America. Continue reading

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