Objectives

Develop capacity building for Sustainable Delta Management: longer term planning and integrated assessment.

  •  Increase operational understanding of decision makers and planners about longer term planning and integrated assessment.
  •  Improved practical decision making in view of socio-economic and environmental developments including climate change.
  •  Improved understanding of BDP and SDG in relation to delta management.

Target group

People responsible for policy preparation, planning and implementation for water, land and natural resources management at the national level – organisations: WARPO, BWDB, GED, LGED, DoE, DoF, BADC, BIWTA, Urban Sectors (e.g. DWASA, KWASA, RAJUK, …), Local Governments (e.g. DCC, KCC, …).

Activities

1. Link to joint capacity needs assessment – the different elements as described above are discussed among the team and stakeholders in view of the desired outcomes of the training. This will lead to a shared view on the training needs in WP3. Also, a first identification of possible funding sources for the (prolonged) training beyond the project period will be identified in cooperation with WP2.

2. Preparation of the training – a curriculum will be developed including a list of relevant literature. Training material will be developed on the basis of the curriculum – readers, powerpoints. Case studies will be identified – case studies are real life situations for which specific elements of the training can be developed. The materials will be divided into modules to enable custom-made trainings for specific target groups. The curriculum will be used to explore funding opportunities (see under 1).

3. Training – the training will be held according to the agreements on how the training centre will operate. Participants to the training will be asked to fill in an evaluation form about process and contents of the training (to be developed).

4. Reflection/learning/feedback/way forward – based on the experiences during the training and the evaluation forms, the training will be improved, both in process and contents. Steps will be identified to repeat the training for a wider audience, depending on the funding opportunities as identified.

The following activities are foreseen over the next four years:

Develop a definition of Adaptive/Sustainable Delta Management

Delta Alliance ADM training:
  •  Identify relevant participants
  •  Collect existing training material
  •  Develop agenda and further training materials
  •  Organize training; resource persons, facilities, etc.
  •  Evaluate training (including training facilities)
 Discuss with WP2 on how to cooperate and communicate
 Further develop needs assessment for training based on evaluation of Delta Alliance ADM training and further input by DAWB partners
Identify training gaps based on training inventory in WP2 and needs assessment
Collect relevant existing training material
First full training (training may be performed several times)
  •  Further develop training material
  • Assign resource persons
  • Develop agenda
  • Organise training
  • Evaluate training
Adjust training gaps inventory, based on evaluation of training
Communicate with WP2 about preparation, execution and evaluation of training
First full training incl. business model from WP2 (training may be performed several times)
  • Further develop training material
  • Assign resource persons
  • Develop agenda
  • Organise training
  • Evaluate training
Communicate with WP2 about preparation, execution and evaluation of training

Adjust training on the basis of the evaluation of the training and finalise contents and set-up of the training

Identify potential roles of Dutch partners in training under the SDM Centre

Convey the training including training material etc. to SDM Centre

Organization

The training will be developed and delivered with the framework of the Sustainable Delta Management Centre. The relevant organisations (tbd) will be involved in the development of the training material and the testing and evaluation of the training.

Links with other work packages

WP2 – Institutional setting of the centre is important for further development and implementing/testing of the training

WP4-6 – Possible overlap in contents of the training/additionality of the different strands.

WP7-9 – these may set prerequisites for the training and provide support for implementing the training

Expected input from DAWB partners

Below is a short description provided of the inputs as expected from the DAWB Training needs will be based on the needs assessment and training gaps as identified. In close cooperation between the it will be determined What partner can provide what input to the training.

BUET

BUET will support in developing the training by providing training material, case studies to be used for the training, resource persons for conducting the training, and possibly provide training facilities.

WARPO

WARPO will support in developing the training by providing training material, case studies to be used for the training, resource persons for conducting the training, and possibly provide training facilities.

BWP

BWP runs a successful training course on IWRM and intends to develop an add-on training on ADM. BWP will support in developing the training by providing training material, case studies to be used for the training, and resource persons for conducting the training, presumably in close cooperation with CEGIS.

Jos

Jos

Work Package 3 Leader

Saiful

Saiful

Sparring Partner