UNHABITAT hosting the Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance – a network of organisations in support of Water Operators
Hashimoto principles central to collaboration Partnerships to bring in needed expertise, networks, resources Allied in the common goal of strengthening peer to peer support amongst water operators
Water Operators Partnerships
Water Operators Partnerships CariWOP Platform for the Caribbean Helping Caribbean Operators to Help one Another Tomás López de Bufalá, Regional Programme Officer for LAC Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) UN-HABITAT Saint George’s (Grenada), October 3th, 2010
Response to a Global Challenge Many countries are off track to meet the water & sanitation MDGs Urgent need to accelerate progress! Water Operators are essential to achieving the MDGs . Operators have great capacity, but unevenly distributed Water Operators’ Partnerships a key component of UNSGAB’s Hashimoto Action Plan to step up effort to achieve MDGs UN-HABITAT to host the Global WOPs Mechanism with the help of partners UN-HABITAT formed an global alliance of partners to help increase the scope and impact of WOPs: Global WOPs Alliance
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National & Regional Platforms are the back spine of WOP mechanism <ul><li>GWOPA facilitates & connects WOPs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through its governing structure (Secretariat, Steering Comitte, and General Assembly) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting the establishment of sustainable WOP platforms (operative and financially) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linking platforms for extending cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting Hashimoto Principles and Code of Conduct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convening different stakeholders for dialog and action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing access to tools and resources </li></ul></ul>
Linking WOP Platforms and promoting cooperation
WOP Platforms in Latin America and the Caribbean There are nowadays 5 WOP platforms in LAC region (under the umbrella of GWOPA) : ✓ WOP-LAC Platform , fully operative ✓ CariWOP Platform , launched ✓ WOP-Mexico , under construction ✓ WOP-Colombia , under construction ✓ WOP-Brazil , under construction
CariWOP Platform Launched in 2009 (St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands) as collaboration between CWWA and CBWMP, supported by GWOPA and WOP-LAC Institutional structure already designed (Secretariat , Steering Comittee and General Assembly) Defined the Strategic Action Plan and under construction the CariWOP Work Plan 2011 ✓ Matchmaking workshop in 2009, in Guyana ✓ Twining/WOPs already ongoing (i.e.: GWI & BWSL, CCWD & BWSL…) ✓ Training and/or capacity building workshops (i.e.: NRW, EE…) Coordination Team has developed a 5-years CariWOP Programme submitted to EU Water Facility (€1,480,000) , successfully validated during CWWA Congress 2010 WE ENCOURAGE AND EXPECT YOUR PARTICIPATION!!
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