Water Capacity Development Challenges. What Works? The Example of Cap-Net

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Water Capacity Development Challenges. What Works? The Example of Cap-Net

  1. 1. Water capacity developmentWater capacity developmentchallenges: what works?the example of Cap Net- the example of Cap-Net -
  2. 2. Water capacity development Capacity for what?Meet requirements of management approachesThe need for individual, institutional andsocietal level capacity development (UNDP) C it f h ? Capacity for who?Individuals are the focus of education andtraining but the needs are organisationalg gSome challenges and solutions
  3. 3. Water capacity development challenges ... Introduction of new management paradigms asIWRM brings a multidisciplinary approach Management capacity has to be developed to meetg p y prequirements under the new approach CD needs assessments are commonly complicated,lengthy and costlylengthy and costly Formal education curricula addressing IWRM arescarce A k l d i li i d Access to knowledge is limited Integration of knowledge, skills and practice islackingg Capacity development impact is difficult to assess
  4. 4. ... and some solutions Development of new educational curricula Development of new educational curricula Continuing learning through professionals advancementtraining Develop partnerships, networks to scale up delivery Knowledge sharing within a network context Assemble multidisciplinary teams for training and education Assemble multidisciplinary teams for training and education Focus training and education on outcomes for managementrequirements Practical skills development Use water management performance indicators to identifyand justify capacity needsand justify capacity needs Improve the research base
  5. 5. Cap-Net as a response to the challengesCap-Net is a partnership of traininginstitutions, knowledge centres and watermanagers around the worldWe seek effective capacity developmentfor sustainable management of waterfor sustainable management of water
  6. 6. The Global NetworkGlobalpartners, andregional andcountrynetworks makenetworks makeup the Cap-Netnetwork
  7. 7. Project strategy Local ownership PartnershipsPartnerships Responding to demand DelivercapacitycapacitydevelopmentCapacity to deliverCapacity to deliverEffective networksBuilding blocks forcapacity development Effective networksp y p
  8. 8. Result areasNetworks inplaceR i l d tKnowledgemanagementRegional and countrycapacity developmentnetworksGlobal NetworkmanagementTraining materialsMonitoringCommunicationResearch case studiesCompetent trainersResearch, case studiesCapacity developed
  9. 9. Knowledge managementThe Knowledge Cycle
  10. 10. InvitationIf you’re interested in applied research and capacitydevelopment: P t ith th i l d t t k i Partner with the regional and country networks inthe region for relevant knowledge development andcapacity buildingp y g Co-operate in bringing knowledge to watermanagement B i l d i h C N di l f Be involved in the Cap-Net dialogue for programmedevelopment and delivery
  11. 11. Thank you for your attention www cap-net org www.cap-net.org

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