AKVO REALLY SIMPLE REPORTING TRAINING, 9 SEPTEMBER 2016, BIRCWOOD HOTEL SOUTH AFRICA

The Akvo Really Simple Reporting (RSR) Training was held on the 9th of September 2016 at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. Akvo RSR is an online communication, reporting and monitoring hub for all projects done by an organization. As from January 2017, WaterNet Trust and all its network members will be reporting using Akvo RSR.

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SELECTION FOR THE REGIONAL MASTERS PROGRAM IN IWRM, 2017/18 INTAKE

The Selection Meeting for the Regional Master Program in IWRM 2017/18 intake was held at Birchwood Hotel in South Africa on the 8th of September 2016. All coordinators from different specialization institutions were present at the meeting. The requirements for admission included a good first degree class, relevant working experience and an approval letter from the one’s Ministry of Water.

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Promoting the Application of Environmental Flows in the Management of Transboundary River Basins in Southern Africa, 25 – 28 July 2016, Manica, Mozambique

In order to promote environmental flows management, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) partnered in delivering a practical training course on environmental flows management in Manica Mozambique between 24 – 28 July 2016. The training targeted participants from the Pungwe Basin in general and Mozambique and Zimbabwe in particular. Participants were drawn from relevant water management organisations such as the Zimbabwe National Water Authority in Zimbabwe and ARA-Centro in Mozambique.

Promoting the application of environmental water requirements in the management of transboundary river basins in Southern Africa, 4 – 7 July, Cape Town, South Africa

WaterNet in collaboration with the, Resilience in the Limpopo Program (RESILIM) and International Union for the Conservation of Nature hosted on Promoting the application of environmental water requirements in the management of transboundary river basins in Southern Africa, 4 – 7 July, Cape Town, South Africa. The major objective of the training was:

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Cap-Net at Stockholm World Water Week 2016

Cap-Net UNDP secretariat participated at the World Water Week in Stockholm themed Water for sustainable development, 28 August to 2 September 2016. The programme displayed and distributed promotional material and knowledge products at the UNDP booth shared with other UNDP Water and Ocean Governance Programme delivery mechanisms. Over 800 USB sticks with updated Cap-Net material were distributed to participants and information on the launch of the Cap-Net in your pocket mobile app.

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Cap-Net UNDP welcomes Marianne Kjellén as the new UNDP Senior Water Advisor

Cap-Net UNDP welcomes Marianne Kjellén to the Cap-Net family, and congratulate her on her capacity as the UNDP Senior Water Advisor.

Marianne Kjellén (PhD), Senior Water Advisor, works with the Water & Ocean Governance Programme within the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. She has over twenty years of experience of water and development work. With a focus on the governance of service delivery and resources management, she works on the cross-cutting issues of integrity (anti-corruption), gender, and human rights. She advocates for the importance of investing into human capacity and organization; as a means for making investments into physical infrastructure render its intended benefits to the intended people. Her most recent work focuses on governance issues in relation to sanitation and wastewater management.

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Training on “Human right to water and sanitation in the context of climate change” in Antigua, Guatemala

REDICA organised a course last week on Human Right to Water and Sanitation in the context of Climate Change. The activity took place in Antigua, Guatemala, with 24 participants from all of Latin America. The objectives of the course was to strengthen capacities on the human rights to water and sanitation as a way to we contribute to sustainable water governance and quality of life in Latin America. The course was organised in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) and was held at their center in Antigua.

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Launch of new university course on “Climate risks management” in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan

Training on the university course “Climate risks management” was held on 22-24 of August in Kyzylorda. The training was organized by the Central Asian Regional Water Network CAR@WAN with the support of UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty in collaboration with the Water Partnership of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh research institute of rice named after I. Zhakhaev.

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Online Course: Introduction to Statistics Applied to Socio-economic Aspects of IWRM

The course was delivered to 15 professionals through Cap-Net’s Virtual Campus (Capacity Development in Sustainable Water Management) from May 30 to July 8, 2016

The course was organized by INA-CELA as part of the Training Program on “Economic and Financial Instruments for IWRM”. Through the use of statistical techniques, the course aimed at training participants in the analysis and interpretation of data associated with water resources socio-economic variables.

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