A successful three-year regional integrity training programme in Sub-Sahara Africa is nearing completion. It was implemented by SIWI, WIN, UNDP Cap-Net and WaterNet, in partnership with the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), the East African Community – Lake Victoria Basin Commission (EAC – LVBC), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and other regional partners including GWP West Africa.
The programme trained more than 400 stakeholders across all regions. In West Africa, the 5th regional training workshop brought together stakeholders from Cape Verde, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Senegal in October.In East Africa, SIWI gathered mainly female participants from civil society organizations for a training on gender and water integrity. The workshop in Burundi represented the first attempts to explore the gender specific dimensions of water integrity and to understand how gender mainstreaming can be used as a tool to reduce water related corruption. In South Africa, courses are planned for anti-corruption commissioners at regional level and selected national trainings by the alumni of the programme.
A Learning Summit analyzing the programme outcomes and lessons learned is planned for mid-2014.
For more information, contact Mr James Leten (james.leten [at] siwi.org)