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Capacity Development

Why Capacity Development?

UNESCO-IHE strives to strengthen the programmes of universities and research institutes as well as the knowledge and capacity base of ministries and other water sector organizations in Africa, South-America and Asia/Pacific. We do this by training water professionals on-the-job, creating water education networks, joint research, policy advice, distance & e-learning, participation in innovative projects and facilitating knowledge sharing.

Download our latest research paper: Wehn et al. (2015) Strengthening Water Governance in the Global South: Role and International Experiences of UNESCO-IHE in Capacity Development, Water Governance, 5, 26-34. 

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Bogotá, Colombia

Playing our part in the Magdalena river basin in Colombia

Written by Joanne Craven, on 21 December 2015

What if a certain part of the basin was used to generate more energy? How would that affect the quality and quantity of the water aquatic...

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Engaging citizens for innovative flood risk management solutions

Written by Emma Meurs and 1 other, on 29 September 2015

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) provide new opportunities to involve citizens in collecting data about water. The EU FP7 project ...

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Mara Basin, Kenya

MaMaSe field trip: learning about soil and water conservation, wastewater treatment and rangeland management

Written by Emma Meurs, on 7 September 2015

As part of the Mau Mara Serengeti Sustainable Water Initiative’s (MaMaSe) annual meeting in August 2015, partners and beneficiaries visited five...

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