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April 2016 Newsletter

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Three New Courses on the Cap-Net Virtual Campus

Workshop on Agronomic Practices and Climate Change Adaptation

Gasification of Costa Rican Waste Products from Agricultural Production

Launch of Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016

New plan to mitigate pollution in drainage collectors proposed by Arg Cap-Net

Upcoming Training of Trainers in Bangladesh

Upcoming training on Earth Observation Tools for Wetlands

Upcoming Training on Drought Risk Management 

A Warm Welcome to Anna-Reetta Kohonen

Upcoming Training on Integrated Drought Management

Thanks and Farewell to Joakim Harlin

Thanks and Farewell to Ralf Klingbeil

AGUASAN Workshop on Implementing the Water Goal

Three New Courses on the Cap-Net Virtual Campus

For the first semester of 2016, Cap-Net UNDP is launching three new courses on the Cap-Net Virtual Campus. The courses are covering Drought Risk ReductionWriting for Water and International Water Law, and are starting on June 1st, June 13th and May 30th respectively. All three courses are open for a maximum of 40 participants and you will need to apply to the courses through our online application form. For more information, do not hesitate to contact the campus coordinators with any questions you might have.

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Workshop on Agronomic Practices and Climate Change Adaptation

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Gasification of Costa Rican Waste Products from Agricultural Production

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Launch of Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016

The world’s water has never been under greater pressure, with unprecedented demands for use in human consumption, agriculture, industry and power generation. How can a growing global population ensure that water remains available, clean and sustainable?

The Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016 (WIGO) captures a growing recognition of the need for good governance and measures to eliminate corruption to improve sector performance. It emphasizes the need for transparency, accountability and participation (TAP) to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 6 on water and sanitation. 

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Upcoming Training of Trainers in Bangladesh

Cap-Net Bangladesh is organizing a National level Training of Trainers (ToT) on "Integrated Urban Flood Management" during 2-3 May 2016 in Rigs Inn Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The ToT offers improve understanding on flood risks at urban level and how the risks can be reduced. The case study experience will provide evidences from the ground. The target participants will be from relevant government organizations, NGOs, CSOs and research/academic institutions.



Upcoming Training on Earth Observation Tools for Wetlands

A regional training course on Earth observation tools for wetlands ecosystems management and Valuation will be organised from 18-22 April in Nairobi, Kenya.

Organized by NBCBN-SEC and in partnership with ITC-Enschede, SzentIstván University-Hungary, WaterCap-Kenya and Cap-Net, UNDP, the training programme is designed to build capacity of researchers and practitioners in the field of wetlands ecosystems to use and apply the earth observations tools in the management process. It aims to support the participation of the project researchers in addition to participants from all the other basin countries from universities research centres and wetlands authorities.

For more information, contact Amel Azab at a_azab@nbcbn.net 

A Warm Welcome to Anna-Reetta Kohonen

The Cap-Net secretariat would like to welcome Ms Anna-Reetta Kohonen who joined Cap-Net in March 2016 as part of a six month internship programme of the Center for International Mobility of the Finnish Ministry of Education. Anna-Reetta holds a BSc in Human Geography from the University of Helsinki. At Cap-Net she wishes to gain valuable insights into capacity development work at a global scale and will be focusing on a human rights-based approach to IWRM. 


Thanks and Farewell to Ralf Klingbeil

The Cap-Net UNDP team would like to thank Ralf Klingbeil for his dedicated work with ESCWA in the functions of Regional Advisor on Environment and Water and AWARENET Network Coordinator. ESCWA is changing the form of Regional Advisor services in the field of water and environment and in this context is ending the respective function of Regional Advisor on 31 March 2016. 
 

New Plan to Mitigate Pollution in Drainage Collectors Proposed by Arg Cap-Net

As part of the first thesis of the Master of Integrated Water Resources, issued at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL), a proposed plan to mitigate pollution in drainage collectors was created on the initiative of the Arg Cap Net network. The proposal aims to establish a council for efficient and sustainable drainage collection in the city of Cipolletti, in Argetina. The following link shows information about the proposal.

For more information, please see here.

Upcoming Training on Drought Risk Management 

A regional training on applying IWRM tools for Drought Risk Management from 20-24 June will take place in Nairobi, Kenya. In collaboration with GWP East Africa, Nile IWRM aims to carry out the training course with the objectives to enhance knowledge and understanding of drought risk management frameworks, build capacity of  participants to address challenges of climate change and variability on water resource, and provide an opportunity for knowledge-sharing.

For more information, please contact Callist Tindimugaya at callist_tindimugaya@yahoo.co.uk





 

Upcoming Training on Integrated Drought Management

A Integrated Drought Management training for West Africa will be arranged from 25 - 29 April in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

In collaboration with GWP West Africa, WA-Net will implement a training which aims to contribute to the process of reducing the negative impacts of drought through some approaches such as integrated water resources management. The main objective of the training is to increase the participants' knowledge on Drought Risk Reduction in the concept of Integrated Water Resource Management.

For more information, please contact 

Martin Eduvie, WA-Net: martineduvie@gmail.com  
 


Thanks and Farewell to Joakim Harlin

Joakim Harlin, who has been the focal point for Cap-Net in UNDP and Chair of the Management Board since January 2005, will be leaving UNDP as the Senior Water Advisor. Joakim will be joining UNEP as the Head of the Freshwater Unit based in Nairobi, Kenya as from 11 April, 2016. The Cap-Net UNDP team would like to thank Joakim for his dedicated work, inspiration and commitment to the Cap-Net programme throughout his time in this position, and all the best in future engagements.

AGUASAN Workshop on Implementing the Water Goal

The AGUASAN workshop will be arranged between June 26th and July 1st 2016 in ABZ Spiez, Switzerland. The workshop is open to field staff, desk officers, policy makers, researchers, consultants and other water and sanitation specialists with a background in the various sectors/ topics covered by the Water Goal. The focus will be on the assessment and development of practical tools for shaping the Water and Sanitation 2030 Agenda on the project and policy level. Participants will do so by looking at the means of implementation finance, technology transfer, policy and institutional frameworks and multi-stakeholder partnerships from the various angles that reflect their scopes of action. A particular focus will be put on building coherence in the entire implementation process and ensuring that the Goal’s integrated narrative is not lost when translating it into adequate policies, enabling institutions and partnerships, financing schemes and technology choices.

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