GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT IN THE SYR
DARYA TRANSBOUNDARY BASIN
Communication, Replication, Awareness and
Dissemination- Linkages with IW LEARN
BY LUCILLA MINELLI, UNESCO-IHP (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PROJECT PREPARATION PHASE
Paris – February 3-4, 2014
and action plan
IW LEARN and !
Food for Thought
Misperceptions, challenges and good news
Shiny and colorful!
touch to "serious stuff”
Reciprocal Understanding and Trust
Importance of communication 1.1
Misperceptions, challenges and good news (II)
If our recipients “don’t get it” it is indeed our problem…
Good news: Growing realization of the importance of
communication by donors, UN Agencies and projects’
The GEF is increasingly promoting and investing in
knowledge management/sharing tools and programs
Importance of communication 1.2
What is it then?
Communication is a strategic storytelling
Importance of communication 1.3
Component 5: Dissemination and Communication!
& Strategic Results Framework
5.1. Project experiences and lessons disseminated globally and regionally.
Raised awareness of decision makers and
practitioners on existing legal instruments,
guidelines and good practices related to
groundwater governance, promotes adoption
and advances national and regional policy
10. Training Programs on existing legal
instruments and guidelines related to
groundwater governance for decision makers
in the Water – Energy – Food sectors designed
5.1.1 Project web site (following IW LEARN standards) created, IWENS produced, use of
GEF 5 IW tracking tool and participation at GEF IW conferences and other IW LEARN
5.1.2. Publication and dissemination of key project documents, workshop and conferences
documentation, experience notes, hydro- geological and other maps, translated into regional
Records of face to face
training events and
Lists of attendees
Project experiences and lessons disseminated
globally and regionally.
11. Project website disseminates the project
objectives and the progress of the activities,
records results, experiences and impacts being
achieved, hosts e-‐fora and webinars,
documents workshops and meetings including
through audio visual materials.
12. Documented participation to IW LEARN
Donors and IFIs predisposed to sustain project
13. Publication of key project documents
translated into regional language.
14. Partnership Conference, aimed at raising
awareness and interest of the international
community and ODA providers on project
outcomes and objectives.
according to highest
standards and consistent
with IW LEARN
Donor interest in the region, TA and Partnership Declaration
investments do not respond to a
issued at the end of the
strategic vision to address
conjunctive surface and groundwater
management and investments in the
Transboundary Syr Darya Basin and
sub-‐basins in an integrated manner.
Strategic vision reElected in concrete actions
in countries planning instruments and
project records will attract sustained interest
from donors and ODA providers in
facilitating SAP implementation.
Outreach strategy and action plan 2.1
Outreach strategy and action plan
is it relevant?
(changing behavior, influencing
do we want to
communicate it? (What
do we want to
communicate it to?
(Who’s our audience(s)?)!
do we want
take action? (timeline)
Analysis and assessment will be done by UNESCO-IHP in close
cooperation with project partners and national focal points
Outreach strategy and action plan 2.2
Additional remarks / mental notes
A successful strategy is no one-size-fits-all: tailored
approaches, tools and messages adapted to audiences
Successful communication is an ongoing process, not a onetime event. Adaptation: it is important to “keep at it” just as being flexible and creative in responding to changing
Resources need to be properly budgeted: tools and activities
tailored to the level of time and human and financial resources
Outreach strategy and action plan 2.4
What IW LEARN is…
IW:LEARN is an umbrella project
(corporate program) dedicated to
knowledge and information management
within the GEF International Waters
portfolio. It is a unique initiative.
Delivery and Impact”!
strong focus on
Goal: To strengthen Transboundary Waters Management (TWM) by facilitating
portfolio learning amongst GEF IW projects and partners and by providing a
series of services to facilitate this exchange!
IWLEARN.NET supports knowledge sharing in the GEF IW portfolio and
contains project-related information, contacts, documents, e.g. case
studies, Transboundary Diagnostic Analyses, Strategic Action Programmes,
news and events.!
IW:LEARN and Groundwater CoP 3.1
… and what it can do for you
PORTFOLIO-WIDE LEARNING: BIENNIAL GEF INTERNATIONAL WATERS CONFERENCES (IWC)
TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES www.iwlearn.net/websitetoolkit
PROJECT-PROJECT LEARNING EXCHANGES/TWINNING EXERCISES
OUTREACH: INFORMATION CAPTURE, SYNTHESIS, DISSEMINATION
New initiative of the GEF IW: creation of
Communities of Practice formed by water
practitioners, project country
representatives and other stakeholders
that meet, virtually and face-to-face, and
keep alive the legacy of the projects,
share best practices, exchange knowledge
and inform the design of new projects!
4th phase of IW LEARN 2014-2018, along the lines of the 6th GEF strategy
new attention placed on groundwater. The GW CoP will enhance the capacity
of the GEF to further address the conjunctive management of surface and
IW:LEARN and Groundwater CoP 3.2
Food for Thought…
In your experience, what do you recall as a
successful example of good communication activity?
Is there any particular cultural aspect that we should
consider when preparing the outreach strategy?
What should be avoided?
At the national level, can you share an
example of existing initiatives that we
could link our efforts to?
Can you suggest national/regional
organizations that we could engage
with to maximize the impact of our
strategy and help us better
understanding local needs?
Thank You, Merci,
Question & Answer 1.1