From 8 to 10 July a training has been given by DeltaCAP at LGED training center on Adaptive Delta Management and Train the Trainers principles. The participants (25pp) consisted predominantly of young and mid-career technical staff from LGED, GED, BWBD, and IWM. The learning objectives of this training were two-fold. The first objective was to introduce to the participants the principles and practical application of ADM (tools, context, limitations). The second objective was to equip the participants with knowledge of the didactical principles (referred to as the 7 key principles of Train the Trainers) required to design an outline of training. During the training, attention has also been paid to the development of social skills (such as active listening) needed to enhance the participants capacity to become effective teachers. At the closure of the training Md. Khalilur Rahman Chief Engineer, LGED gave a short lecture in which he emphasized the needs to capacitate LGED engineers on Adaptive delta management and planning. He also mentions that for the longer-term sustainability of infrastructure’s that LGED made need to be aligned with the BDP2100. This kind of training course is helpful for our staff as they need to be able to incorporate ADM in their day to day work. Finally, he handed over the certificates to the participants.

The lecturers of this training consisted of Prof. Chris Zevenbergen, IHE Delft; Prof. M. Shah Alam Khan, IWFM BUET; Dr. Umme Kulsum Navera, DWRE, BUET and Sara Nowreen, IWFM BUET.     

During the training, the DeltaCAP App has been presented and the participants downloaded this app on their smartphone. The DeltaCAP city App aims to both assess the training needs of the stakeholders of BDP2100 and to timely inform the DeltaCAP family members about the offering of relevant training programs.

The evaluation of the training revealed that the participants valued the training as very useful and inspiring. They also indicated that the 3 days training was too short to pay sufficient attention to the practical knowledge of ADM (practical relevance and implications).