Strengthening Education and Training Capacities for Water Sector Professionals…
DeltaCap: Contributing to Bangladesh’s capacity to deliver its Delta Plan
A NICHE project helping to develop capacity and skills for Bangladesh to implement its Delta Plan 2100
Under the umbrella of Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 a raft of projects ranging from building heavy infrastructure, improving community resilience to building institutional capacities and planning of land use will be implemented. These projects require diverse professional expertise at various stages of planning such as planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the projects in the coming 2 decades. DeltaCap has conducted a first needs assessment using a simple assessment tool to facilitate discussions among the stakeholders. Over the past 6 months discussions were held among various stakeholders of BDP2100 using the tool. In addition, specific inputs were sought from high level stakeholders such as General Economic division of Planning Commission (GED), Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) and Water Resources and Planning Organisation (WARPO) to complement this assessment. Specific inputs were obtained through one to one interviews.
In parallel with the activities mentioned above, DeltaCap has started discussions with the staff of the Dutch Delta Commissioner and the Director of the Dutch Flood Protection Program (as being one of the program which runs under the umbrella of the Dutch Delta Program), Mr. Richard Jorissen (see picture), on the capacity needs for the Dutch Delta Program. Questions which are central in the discussions are: What are the capacity needs? What tools/methods have been used to arrive at an assessment and how is capacity development being organized/who is responsible for capacity development within the program?
The ultimate aim of these discussions is to explore whether there are lessons to be learned for both countries and to identify opportunities for future collaboration in this specific area.
The findings of the above are currently being analyzed and will be captured in a report which will be discussed in the forthcoming DeltaCap management meeting to held in Dhaka in September 2018.
Photo: Meeting with ir. Richard Jorissen, Director Dutch Flood Protection Program and dr. Mohan Radhakrishnan (DeltaCap) and prof. Chris Zevenbergen (Deltacap)(29 June 2018)
Training workshop: Participatory planning tools for strategic delta planning and management
To bring together professionals the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta, who play / or will play key roles in delta planning and make them aware of different types of planning approaches, identify feasible approaches and methods given the local contexts and share experiences.
The course includes practical assignment using the presented tool and a ‘training of trainers’ part and is jointly organized by the research project ‘Strategic Delta Management’, part of the Urbanizing Deltas of the World program, and the capacity building project DeltaCap.
Date and venue:
8-12 July 2018, at CSS, Khulna.
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UNESCO-IHE is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world.
UNESCO-IHE envisions a world in which people manage their water and environmental resources in a sustainable manner, and in which all sectors of society, particularly the poor, can enjoy the benefits of basic services.
The Delta Alliance Bangladesh Wing (DABW) is an international knowledge driven network organization with the mission of improving the resilience of the world’s deltas. DABW brings together many parties and supports a joint perspective for addressing issues of importance in Bangladesh and other deltas.
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