Cap-Net UNDP from the Secretariat and the Management Board would like to wish all network members and international partners 'Happy Holidays and Happy New Year'. The year 2017 has been a busy, yet another fruitful year in collaboration with many partners in delivering capacity development in sustainable water management despite financial challenges experienced. This year also saw the launch of new Cap-Net signature programme, Cap-Tec with the hope of increasing capacity development in the use of new technologies for improved water management via network members across the globe.
Cap-Net UNDP would like to express its gratitude for everyone that has been involved in the year 2017. We are looking forward to a resilient and successful 2018 as we embark on a new strategy.
Cap-Net Organisational Developments
A review of Cap-Net organisational developments took place with the aim to ensure operational sustainability of Cap-Net as well as increasing existing budget to support partner networks and related capacity development activities.
As such, starting 2018, Cap-Net will have a virtual secretariat with personnel becoming home based as cost cutting measure and also to adapt the network for better agility. The changes to the secretariat personnel/location are as follow:
Director, Dr. Themba Gumbo will be home-based at Pretoria, South Africa;
The Capacity Development Analysts, Dr. Indika Gunawardana and Ms. Yasmina Rais El Fenni will home-based in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Bangkok, Thailand respectively;
Programme Associate (administration), Ms. Sonia Luz will be home-based in Lisbon, Portugal;
Virtual Campus Coordinator, Mr. Damian Indij will continue to be based in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and
Temporary IT and Web Assistant, Dr. Hong Chern Wern will continue to be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Farewell to Kees Leendertse
Cap-Net UNDP (on behalf of the Secretariat, Management Board and international partners) would like to bid farewell to Mr Kees Leendertse, our Senior Human Resources Specialist/Deputy Director. Since the inception of Cap-Net UNDP 15 years ago, Kees has been instrumental and dedicated to the building up of Cap-Net and tirelessly contributing towards the expansion of the network. To Kees, Cap-Net UNDP and the global network are truly grateful to have benefited from your talent and skills for 15 years. Cap-Net UNDP would like to thank you for your contribution, commitment and hard work. Farewell and good luck in your future plans. We hope to be able to create renewed opportunities to continue to draw upon your vast experience and insights in field of sustainable and integrated management of water.
Wishing you all and your loved one’s a healthy, happy and peaceful 2018.