Cap-Net UNDP welcomes SaciWATERs-CapNet Network (SCaN) New Coordinator

Aditya's pic rszCap-Net UNDP would like to welcome the new SCaN coordinator, Dr. Aditya Bastola. Dr. Aditya Bastola areas of interest and expertise lay in gender, water and sanitation and governance. Dr Aditya Bastola has also been actively involved on research coordination at the South Asia level of climate change adaptation and gender. Dr. Aditya Bastola is of Nepalese nationality and is currently handling water and sanitation projects, regional research studies and managing networks. At SaciWATERs, he currently handling water and sanitation projects, regional research studies and managing networks. Cap-Net UNDP would like to wish best of luck to Dr. Aditya Bastola and we are looking forward to a great partnership in the field of water capacity development. Dr. Aditya Bastola can be contacted via email.

Cap-Tec Consultation Meeting – 26 to 27 March, 2015, Delft, The Netherlands

About the meeting

The expert consultation has as its main objective to develop a partnership in capacity development on the use of new technologies for improved water productivity and management. To this purpose, it will bring together experts and users from various fields and disciplines who are all actively involved in the development and use of these technologies.

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Southeast Asia (SEA) Water Footprint Training Course – 24-26 February 2015, Flamengo Hotel, Ampang, Malaysia.

UNESCO-IHP Malaysia in collaboration with UNESCO Jakarta, Water Footprint Network, Malaysian Capacity Development Network in Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet), private organisations, lecturers and NGOs will be conducting a Southeast Asia (SEA) Water Footprint Training Course which will take place from 24 to 26 of February 2015 at Flamengo Hotel, Ampang, Malaysia. Individuals whom were previously trained in Pretoria, South Africa under the Cap-Net UNDP funded initiative in 2013 will become resource persons during the event.

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Course on Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management (SSWM) – 23 December 2014, São Tomé e Príncipe.

On December 23, 2014, Engineer Dudene Vaz Lima, organised the first Course on Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management – SSWM for the Basin Committee of Hydrography in the Neves District in Sao Tome and Principe. 35 participants consisted of 28 men and 7 women participated in this course. Coordinated by Cap-Net Brasil with the support of Cap-Net UNDP, the dynamics and the methodology of the training received by Engineer Dudene Vaz Lima in November 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were incorporated and shared into this SSWM course. Continue reading

Caribbean Training on Integrated Water Resources Management as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change – 15 to 16 December 2014, Antigua & Barbuda.

A regional training workshop on Integrated Water Resources Management as a Tool for adapting to Climate Change took place in Antigua & Barbuda from 15 to 16 of December 2014 through a partnership arrangement among the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean, Cap-Net UNDP, Caribbean WaterNet and the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA). Continue reading

First Water Integrity Training Course for MENA Region – 14 to 15 January 2015, Dead Sea, Jordan.

The First Water Integrity Training Course for MENA (Middle East and North Africa) took place from 14 to 15 of January 2015 in Dead Sea, Jordan. A total of thirty participants spanning from Oman to Morocco successfully participated in this training course in conjunction with the 3rd Arab Water Week. The participants learned about methods to improve transparency, accountability and participation in the water sector for more sustainable water management.

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2015 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference, ‘Water and Sustainable Development: From Vision to Action’ – 15 to 17 January 2015, Zaragoza, Spain.

The 2015 UN-Water Annual Zaragoza Conferences with the theme ‘Water and Sustainable Development: From Vision to Action’ will take place from 15 to 17 January 2015 at Etopia Centro de Arte y Tecnología, Zaragoza, Spain. One of the objectives of this conference is to serve UN-Water to prepare for the World Water Day 2015 which will focus on ‘water and sustainable development’. Continue reading

GWP/UN-Water Campaign Training – 1 to 5 December 2014, Pretoria, South Africa.

The GWP/UN-Water Campaign Training took place from 1 to 5 of December in Pretoria. This annual communication workshop was conducted in cooperation with UN-Water as part of GWP’s commitment to campaign for water as a dedicated goal on the post-2015 development agenda. The objective of this workshop was ‘to develop a global campaign to keep Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No.6’ which is ‘Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’. A total of 19 participants from GWP and 8 campaign partners participated in this workshop. Cap-Net’s Capacity Building Analyst, Ms. Yasmina Rais El Fenni attended this workshop as one of the invited campaign partners. For more information, contact Ms. Yasmina Rais or download the workshop notes.

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year from Cap-UNDP

We wish all network members, international partners and friends of Cap-Net a ‘Joyful Festive Season and Happy New Year’.

In 2014, the programme delivered satisfactorily across the globe. The year also marked the completion of Phase III, heralded by the ‘Joint Donor Review’ and the start of the new strategic period (2014-2017) themed ‘Water Knowledge For All: Empowering Individuals, Enabling Environments’. The Cap-Net 2015 Annual Work Plan and Budget can be downloaded from this link.

We are looking forward to an equally satisfying and successful 2015.

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