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.

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

A Training Course on Water Integrity for MENA Region as part of the WI MENA programme will take place concurrently at the 3rd Arab Water Week at the Dead Sea, Jordan from 14 to 15 of January 2015.

The overall objective of the regional Water Integrity Training is to develop capacities of various water sector stakeholders for water integrity in the MENA region, thereby improving transparency and accountability practices in water resources management. This training in particular aims at reaching out the wider MENA region, beyond the five pilot countries and the specific target groups of the WI MENA programme.

Attached here is the “Expression of Interest” form before the deadline 21 Dec 2014. The brochure can be downloaded here or visit the website. For more information please contact the following personnel:

SIWI: Ms. Alice Jaraiseh,
AWARENET: Dr. Ralf Klingbeil, Network Coordinator,
IUCN-ROWA: Mr. Mufleh Abbadi,

Cap-Net UNDP Annual Managers and Partners Meeting – 10 to 14 November 2013, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

The 12th Cap-Net UNDP Annual Managers and Partners Meeting took place from 10 to 14 November 2014 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Hosted and organised WaterNet, an affiliated Cap-Net partner network, the theme for this year’s meeting was “Sustainable Networks, Financing, Activities and Managing Risks”. The objectives of the 5-day meeting were to discuss on matters pertaining to ‘sustainable partnerships’ and ‘sustainable financing’ for capacity development in sustainable water management” as well as exchanging experiences and lessons learned in 2014, and exploring ways to incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals and post 2015 agenda into upcoming workplans.
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THE WSTA 11TH GULF WATER CONFERENCE “Water in the GCC … Towards Efficient Management” – 20 to 22 October 2014, Muscat, Oman.

The 11th Gulf Water Conference (GWC) organised by The Water Sciences and Technology Association (WSTA) of Oman took place between 20 and 22 of October 2014 in Muscat with the theme “Water in the GCC… Towards Efficient Management”. The main objective of this conference is to raise awareness on the importance of policy and decision making on towards sustainable water management in the GCC countries. Continue reading

Water Footprint Training Course for GCC and Arab Countries – 19 October 2014, Muscat, Oman

AWARENET, the Arab Integrated Water Resources Management Network, a Cap-Net Regional Network for Capacity Development in Sustainable Water Management hosted by UN ESCWA, jointly with the Oman Water Society (OWS), the Water Science and Technology Association (WSTA), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA) and Cap-Net UNDP held the first Training Course on “Water Footprint Awareness Raising for GCC and Arab Countries” on 19 October 2014 in Muscat, Oman. This course was organised as a pre event programme for the Water Sciences and Technology Association (WSTA) 11th Gulf Water Conference (GWC).

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Annual Network Managers and Partners Meeting – 10 to 14 November 2014, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

The Annual Cap-Net Network Managers and Partners Meeting will take place from 10 to 14 November 2014 at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Hosted by WaterNet, this year’s theme is “Sustainable Networks, Financing, Activities and Managing Risks. Invited network managers and international partners will gather again in this 5 day meeting to discuss on matters about “Effective partnerships and sustainable financing for capacity development in sustainable water management”. They will also be exchanging experiences and lessons learned in 2014 as well as updating on the “Sustainable Development Goals” and post 2015 agenda as well as implications for Cap-Net UNDP.

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Cap-Net launches its Virtual Campus for Capacity Development for Sustainable Water Management

As part of its 2014-2017 strategy, Cap-Net explore the use of diverse forms of new media for capacity development. This includes the development of a virtual campus which will function as a cross-cutting facilitation platform for all Cap-Net´s activities, affiliated networks and partners. The virtual campus is being built on a state of the art web platform, using the latest tools and open source software, resulting in an user friendly system, applicable on all computers, and easy to be updated. The campus can be accessed at

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Training course on “Enhancing water negotiations and conflict management skills and fostering knowledge and understanding in international water law in Southern Africa” – 10 to 20 November 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa.

On behalf of the SADC Water Division, WaterNet will facilitate a training course on water negotiations and conflict management and international water law between the 10th and 20th of November 2014 in Johannesburg South Africa. The course which will be financially supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and will comprise of two parts. The first part will focus on water negotiations and conflict management and the second part on international water law. The major objective of the training course is to equip decision-makers and water managers in the SADC region with appropriate water negotiation and conflict management knowledge and skills and deepen their understanding on the Protocol on Shared Watercourses within the international water law framework. Participants will be nominated from Water Ministries of different SADC countries. For more information please contact Dr. Jean Marie Onema.

A Plataforma para a Gestão Integrada e Sustentável de Água, Saneamento e Segurança Alimentar (GISA) é uma ferramenta interativa para promover a partilha de informação e a capacitação, apoiando profissionais no planeamento e na implementação de iniciativas sustentáveis e integradoras ao nível local. A GISA integra a gestão da água, o saneamento sustentável e a agricultura, visando uma abordagem holística dos ciclos da água e dos nutrientes e a gestão sustentável dos recursos. A plataforma GISA reune uma coleção extensa de documentos, guias, casos de estudo e experiências apresentadas de forma didática. A abordagem GISA dá a mesma importância aos aspetos tecnicos (hardware) e sócio-organizativos (software). Orienta o utilizador através do processo de planeamento e implementação, contemplando a participação das comunidades envolventes. Esta plataforma de conhecimento foi criada por um grupo de reconhecidas organizações como seecon, Acquawise, Foodways, SDC, GIZ, Cap-Net, UN-Habitat, EAWAG, SEI, WSSCC, entre outras. O acesso à plataforma GISA é realizado através do link Todos os dias acedem às suas mais de 700 folhas de informação sobre tecnologias, metodologias, abordagens, etc. mais de 1200 profissionais por todo o mundo, tornando-a no recurso online mais visitado neste setor. O curso especialmente desenvolvido para participantes da Comunidade de Países de Língua Portuguesa (CPLP). As inscrições online podem ser realizadas a partir deste link. A data limite para a aplicação é no 30 de outubro de 2014.
The Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management (SSWM) Toolbox is a tool for capacity building and information sharing that supports practitioners during the planning and implementation of initiatives in water, sanitation and agriculture at local level. The particularity of the SSWM approach is that it integrates a holistic approach to water management, sustainable sanitation and agriculture, promoting the systematic closure of the water and nutrient cycles. The SSWM Toolbox contains the most comprehensive collection of documents, guides and case studies presented in a didactic manner to facilitate the user’s navigation. Moreover, the SSWM approach gives equal importance to hardware and software, guiding the user through the process of planning and implementing programs with the participation of communities. This knowledge platform was created by a group of recognised organisations, such as seecon, Acquawise, Foodways, SARAR, SDC, GIZ, Cap-Net, UN-Habitat, EAWAG, SEI, WSSCC, among others. The SSWM-Toolbox is accessed through the link and its over 700 factsheets presenting technologies, methodologies, approaches, etc. are used by more than 1,200 professionals per day from all over the world, making it the most visited resource in the sector. This course is specially designed for participants from the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP). Online registration can be performed from this link. The closing date for application is on the 30th October 2014.


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