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.

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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