Capacity Building

Strengthening institutions to deliver on their mandates

Enhancing institutional and individual capacity is a key way of promoting effective water management and an important part of SIWI’s mission. Organisations responsible for various aspects of water management – including resource management, infrastructure development, ecosystem protection, water and wastewater treatment, water supply and surface run-off control – often need to improve the technical and managerial capacity of their staff.

SIWI develops and implements basin-, country- or region-specific programmes on request from partners. Our experts are frequently invited to make presentations, give lectures or facilitate at various other water-related educational and capacity-building events. In 2014 SIWI completed two capacity building programmes in Botswana and Namibia.

SIWI also provides high-impact and relevant training courses on request from partners. Since 2005, we have provided training to over one thousand people from eighty-nine countries. Through the recently completed International Training Programmes in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Transboundary Water Management (TWM), SIWI contributed towards improved management of numerous river and lake basins.

We welcome new opportunities and initiatives to work in partnership with institutions, companies and government to develop courses and programmes to capacitate organisations working with water to deliver on their mandates. See our previous international training programmes for inspiration.

SIWI is also providing water integrity trainings through the Water Integrity Programme at the UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI. The training manual for this programme has been developed in cooperation with the Water Integrity Network, Cap-Net, and WaterNet, and exist in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish. You can download the training manual as a whole, or the different modules separately by clicking the links on the programme website.

Related pages