The SIWI Water Governance Facility (WGF) is expanding its capacity building activities on water integrity beyond sub-Saharan Africa to other regions.
As of January 2014, WGF will start the implementation of a four-year Water Integrity Capacity Building Programme for the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). The programme aims to develop capacities of the different stakeholder groups at the regional, national, operational and local level to improve transparency and accountability in water resources management. For more information, please contact: email@example.com.
In Latin America, a Training of Trainers workshop is planned for the first half of 2014. The training activities build on the results of a regional mapping exercise WGF recently conducted in collaboration with Cap-Net: ‘Mapping of Integrity and Accountability in Water Resources Management and Relevant Capacities in Latin America’. The report highlights potential entry points for capacity development to: raise public awareness of the issue; improve institutional coordination; advocate for water integrity; and strengthen regulatory and political frameworks. The report shows that while most countries in the region have adopted integrated water resources management (IWRM) policies and have introduced good governance standards for transparency, public participation, accountability and access to justice, these are not yet fully implemented. The case studies are from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The programme is open to new partners. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In October, WGF in colaboation with UNDP ran a Water Integrity training in Tajikistan, based on the newly issued Russian edition of the Water Integrity Training Manual.