SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:45:52 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Re: SuSanA Capacity Development: Save the date for the working group meeting at Stockholm WWW, Thursday 27 August (13:30-15:30h) - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-save-the-date-for-the-working-group-meeting-at-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-1330-1530h#14696 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-save-the-date-for-the-working-group-meeting-at-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-1330-1530h#14696
Due to bad internet connexion at the venue we will not be able to have you joining us on skype during the meeting. I am sorry for that.
We will post all presentations and outcomes of the meeting on the homepage and here on the forum!

Cheers, Dorothee]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:08:53 +0000
Re: Submit your favorite reading about capacity development (WG1 topic) and win one of many prizes! - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14632 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14632
Thanks for your input.
I think your suggestion of splitting capacity development into two parts (UNDP):
-functional capacities (organizational, management capacities)
-technical capacities (e.g., WASH topics)

is a good start to structure the collection of these various documents and also well reflects the different scope of interest of WG1 members and contributors.

I am currently sitting in the SuSanA Meeting in Stockholm where we having a great discussion on the importance of strengthen capacity development of civil society to put pressure on their government to implementing the human right to sanitaiton and to contribute to monitoring of the SDGs through innovative community-based data collection systems.
You can follow the discussion on twitter #20susana

To be followed up
Will also feed in these inputs into the WG1 meeting....

Cheers, Dorothee]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:09:48 +0000
Re: Submit your favorite reading about capacity development (WG1 topic) and win one of many prizes! - by: sdavis http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14620 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14620
Hello all, I am Sandy Davis, I work with CAWST. We do capacity development, working with partners around the world to increase their technical WASH capacity, organizational and project management capacity. We also help WASH implementers effectively increase the capacity of communities and individuals they work with. Sorry I took so long to post on this thread.

Dorothee and I were also briefly discussing having more documents on the reading list relating to How To Do Capacity Building, rather than primarily technical WASH resources. I had suggested the CAWST Delivering Effective WASH Training. I recognize that training workshops/courses are only one type of capacity building, but I think this is a good resource for organizations who are delivering training.

Other resources I have come across that address How To Do Capacity Building include the following. I would be interested if anyone has any experience with these, or any other suggestions.

UNDP (2009). Capacity Development: A Primer. www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librar...t-a-undp-primer.html

UNDP (2008). Capacity Development Pracitce Note.
www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librar...t-practice-note.html

UNDP (2008). Capacity Assessment Pracitce Note. www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librar...t-practice-note.html

UNDP (2011). Practitioner's Guide: Capacity Development for Environmental Sustainability. www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librar...evelopment/cdes.html

EuropeAid (2010). Toolkit for Capacity Development. capacity4dev.ec.europa.eu/t-and-m-series...ity-development-2010


In terms of online training, there is a lot on the internet and courses offered by colleges about how to do effective webinars, how to design online training courses, etc. But I am not sure if this is what WG1 wants to focus on regarding this topic. Are people looking for information on How To Design Online training, or for a list/directory of online WASH training? I would suspect most people are looking for the latter. I think the GTO/SuSanA document (2014) Wash ePaper on WASH Capacity Development is a good start. (www.susana.org/es/recursos/biblioteca/details/2258)

Perhaps WG1 could use the SuSanA "Training Materials" page, and include training opportunities on this page, in addition to the packages of training materials provided by institutions, which is there currently.

CAWST is also currently drafting a technical brief on capacity development in the context of small-med scale, on-site WASH implementation. While it will not be ready by the Stockholm session, when it is finished (by the end of the year), we would be happy to share it with you.

Another point that may be interesting to define, is what type of capacity WG1 is focused on. I like the idea (UNDP) of splitting capacity development into two parts, both important but a nice distinction:
-functional capacities (organizational, management capacities)
-technical capacities (e.g., WASH topics)

Both of these types of capacity can apply to individuals, communities, and organizations. Most of the technical resources recommended for the reading list deal with type 2 - technical. Is this what we want to focus on, or do we want to include both kinds of capacity development? It significantly increases the scope if so. What is WG1's mandate?

Unfortunately I will not be attending WWW, but I wish you a productive meeting.]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:43:32 +0000
Re: SuSanA Capacity Development: Save the date for the working group meeting at Stockholm WWW, Thursday 27 August (13:30-15:30h) - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-save-the-date-for-the-working-group-meeting-at-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-1330-1530h#14596 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-save-the-date-for-the-working-group-meeting-at-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-1330-1530h#14596
Find enclosed the final agenda.
We meet Thursday 27 August in Room 351 (Nora Latin Building at SWWW).

A glimps on the programme:

13:30 Welcome
13:40 Introduction

Experiences sharing
13:50 Capacity Development in conflict areas: Experiences from Afghanistan (Alex Miller, BORDA)
14:00 Sourcing local innovations for global development (Peter Blair, Results for Development)
14:10 SFDs – Excreta/Shit Flow Diagrams (Cecilia Rodrigues)
14:20 Eawag/Sandec's MOOCs (Christoph Lüthi / Philipp Reymond, Eawag/Sandec)
14:30 Cap-Net virtual campus (Themba Gumbo, Cap-Net)
14:40 How to use the SSWM Toolbox to accelerate capacity development for sustainable sanitation (Dorothee Spuhler, seecon gmbh <- thats me )
14:50 Capacity-building partnership program for postgraduate training (Sara Gabrielsson, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, LUCSUS)
15:00 The SuSanA Forum: latest developments and future possible improvements (Annkathrin Tempel, GIZ)

Way forward:
15:10 Wrap-up and way forward, open discussion
Guiding questions:
  • How can we effectively highlight the crucial role of capacity development to reach the post-2015 development goals?
  • What approaches and tools do we have to strategically accelerate capacity development for sustainable sanitation at different levels?
  • The outcome of the meeting might feed into a common factsheet on capacity development for sustainable sanitation that we can use for influencing policy and raising funds for up-scaling our activities in the field of capacity development.

See you there

Dorothee]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:47:55 +0000
Re: Submit your favorite reading about capacity development (WG1 topic) and win one of many prizes! - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14584 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14584
Thank you for your input! You point out three relevant (strategic) questions the groups is currently dealing with:

1) Focus of WG1

Is our focus rather on "providing knowledge sharing and capacity development tools in order to foster capacity development of its members" or should it be more on "how to effectively develop capacity"?
My personal answer to this question would be BOTH. And the aim that WG1 has sets itself at the beginning still holds true:
"This working group aims to create a global network to strategically accelerate and influence the capacity development process in the sanitation sector."

The groups is constituted of members having a different focus within the range from "consumers" of capacity development and "providers". This provides a unique opportunity to learn from each other and improve the capacities on both sides

2) Activities of WG1

In order words, what are our key considerations.
You state a paragraph from the webpage (which, I agree, is quite lengthy and a has not been updated since a long time: it was set up by the secretariat based on the old SuSanA webpage and as it was never clear weather the new webpage is considered to be ready or not, I never tried to motivate the group to update this page).
Key considerations of the group are to foster knowledge management and knowledge sharing, to use open-source approaches for sharing of course materials, and to optimise the use of the opportunities offered nowadays by the internet for capacity development.

Personally, I do think even though the statement still holds true, it also needs to be updated in order to make sure, that it still fits with our current key considerations. For instance I would put the focus on innovative approaches using both, virtual approaches (e.g. online knowledge sharing, virtual campus, MOOC, etc.) but also on how to bring the wealth of knowledge effectively to where it is needed to reach the SDGs (e.g. training-of-trainers, business development support, international masterprogramms, regional knowledge nodes, etc.).

And 3) Updating the WG1 online descriptions and the factsheet on capacity development
I definitively agree, that we need to crosscheck whether the current group members still identify with the description of WG1 here on the SuSanA homepage.
Moreover, one of the aims of this year Working Group Meeting is to get together a group of members that are taking on the update of the WG1 Factsheet on capacity development. see here:
The idea is to collect our experiences on innovative and effective tools for capacity development at all levels and its relevance to reach the sustainable development goals. Online discussion forums and e-learning are definitively going to be key issues. But also regional knowledge management and sharing nodes to bring those tools more efficiently to where they are needed most urgently are of relevance.
The meeting might feed into a common factsheet on capacity development for sustainable sanitation that we can disseminate through SuSanA and use for influencing policy and raising funds for up-scaling our activities in this field.


So let us hope we will have time to share some of those thoughts in Stockholm.
In any case: I am really much looking forward to the this year WG1 meeting in Stockholm where we will have over 8 different members that will present all innovative approaches and tools for strategically to strategically accelerate and influence the capacity development process in the sanitation sector.

Cheers! Dorothee

The voting for the favorite reading will remain open another 5 weeks or so.]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:52:42 +0000
Re: Submit your favorite reading about capacity development (WG1 topic) and win one of many prizes! - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14524 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14524
I am just wondering if the "favorite readings" collected here for working group 1 should be about capacity development itself or about content? I thought they should focus more on documents that speak about how to do capacity development for sustainable sanitation, but I am not so sure now.

I took another look at the working group description (see here: www.susana.org/en/working-groups/capacity-development - by the way, this description might need to be updated a bit; it mentions the DVD but not the more recent activities of the working group).

The description is lenghty but I think perhaps the main aspect which sets it apart from the other 11 (thematic) working groups of SuSanA is this part:

Key considerations of the group are to foster knowledge management and knowledge sharing, to use open-source approaches for sharing of course materials, and to optimise the use of the opportunities offered nowadays by the internet for capacity development.

By the way, should't it say "open access" instead of "open source"? Actually I am not totally sure now what we mean of open source here in this context. Wikipedia defines it like this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source

Regards,
Elisabeth

P.S. Thanks for steering this process for working group 1, Dorothee. The other 11 working group leads were asked to do the same (by the secretariat) but I don't think they have asked their working group members yet. I hope that at least during the upcoming working group meetings in Stockholm, the working group leads could have a quick brainstorming to decide on the "top reads" for their working group. It shouldn't take too long to do and is anyway a dynamic process that can be updated every year or two (for example).

Here's just a quick reminder that more key documents listed by sub-category of the forum is available here (still not complete though; on my to-do list):
forum.susana.org/key-documents]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Sun, 16 Aug 2015 12:33:39 +0000
Re: Submit your favorite reading about capacity development (WG1 topic) and win one of many prizes! - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14516 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14516
1. WASH Human Resource Capacity Gaps in 15 Developing Economies
An Avoidable Crisis
By: International Water Association 2014

2. CITYWIDE APPROACH FOR SANITATION
A path for improving management of urban sanitation
By: USAID and Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa

3. Advocacy, communications and monitoring of WASH commitments
By: WSSCC

4. Septage Management Guide for Local Governments - A step-by-step practical guide to developing effective septage management programs for cities and municipalities
By: David M. Robbins

5. From Toilets to Rivers - Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions
By: Asian Development Bank

6. Integrating Behavior Change and Hygiene in Public Policy: Four Key Dimensions Lessons from the Conference “Beyond Infrastructure: Integrating Hygiene in Water and Sanitation Policy in Latin
America and the Caribbean”
By: WSP- The World Bank

Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Sat, 15 Aug 2015 18:05:01 +0000
Re: Submit your favorite reading about capacity development (WG1 topic) and win one of many prizes! - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14498 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14498 I have also got a input from CAWST about a great resources:
Delivering Effective WASH Training (DEWT) – it includes all the information needed to facilitate a workshop on Delivering Effective WASH Training to potential (or current) trainers.
You can acess it here: resources.cawst.org/collection/deliverin...ning-workshop-kit_en
Among others you can find the “Participant Manual” with the technical information in it, is a collection of briefs called “Trainer Essentials” – I’ve attached a copy.

This and all the other resources still wait for you vote here: doodle.com/p5epvmuzd4nqg9dy!
To suggest additional resources for the list, just reply to this thread!

Kind regards

Dorothee]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:44:27 +0000
Re: Submit your favorite reading about capacity development (WG1 topic) and win one of many prizes! - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14497 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14497
Thanks for uploading the files! In order to make it easier for people to look at them and make and to vote: could you make a selection of the most important ones and also provide the title and authors with it.
I then could add those additional documents to the doodle for online voting....
Kind regards
Dorothee]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:24:51 +0000
Re: SuSanA Capacity Development: Save the date for the working group meeting at Stockholm WWW, Thursday 27 August (13:30-15:30h) - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-save-the-date-for-the-working-group-meeting-at-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-1330-1530h#14483 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-save-the-date-for-the-working-group-meeting-at-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-1330-1530h#14483
Find the updated (and almost final) agenda enclosed.
See you soon, Dorothee]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:27:05 +0000
Re: Submit your favorite reading about capacity development (WG1 topic) and win one of many prizes! - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14420 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14420 WG 1 (Capacity development) Sat, 08 Aug 2015 10:34:45 +0000 Re: Submit your favorite reading about capacity development (WG1 topic) and win one of many prizes! - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14419 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14150-submit-your-favorite-reading-about-capacity-development-wg1-topic-and-win-one-of-many-prizes?limit=12&start=12#14419
As desired, I'm attaching some publications here.


F H Mughal]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Sat, 08 Aug 2015 10:32:49 +0000
Re: SuSanA Capacity Development: Save the date for the working group meeting at Stockholm WWW, Thursday 27 August (13:30-15:30h) - by: ABEDIMV http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-save-the-date-for-the-working-group-meeting-at-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-1330-1530h#14415 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-save-the-date-for-the-working-group-meeting-at-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-1330-1530h#14415 It is very very true but the few once which have had training too are not being recognize on the work that they do in their various countries expercially the developing one,
Thanks,
VINCENT MARK ABEDI
GHANA]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:05:27 +0000
Re: Reminder: WG1 (capacity development on Thursday 27 August 13:30-15:30h (prior to the plenary working group exchange) - by: ABEDIMV http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-save-the-date-for-the-working-group-meeting-at-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-1330-1530h#14414 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-save-the-date-for-the-working-group-meeting-at-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-1330-1530h#14414 Thank you very much for the information ,i will be one of the participants so kindly add my name.
VINCENT MARK ABEDI
GHANA]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:50:35 +0000
Re: Reminder: WG1 (capacity development on Thursday 27 August 13:30-15:30h (prior to the plenary working group exchange) - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-save-the-date-for-the-working-group-meeting-at-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-1330-1530h#14412 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-save-the-date-for-the-working-group-meeting-at-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-1330-1530h#14412
The meeting is going to take place on Thursday 27 August 13:30-15:30h in

Download the calendar entry: Link

Draft agenda:

Session 1 • Introduction • 13:30 to 13:55

Session 2 • Experiences sharing • 13:55 to 15:10
13:55 Capacity development despite conflict situations: experiences from Afghanistan. Alex Wolf (BORDA)
14:10 R4D (Results for Development)
14:20 SFDs (Excreta/Shit Flow Diagrams). Cecilia Rodriguez (tbc)
14:30 Eawag/Sandec's MOOCs. Philipp Reymond (Eawag/Sandec)
14:40 Cap-Net virtual campus. Themba Gumbo (Director of Cap-Net)
14:50 How to use the SSWM Toolbox to accelerate capacity development for sustainable sanitation. Dorothee Spuhler (seecon)
15:00 The SuSanA Forum: a growing community of sustainable sanitation practitioners, accessible to all. Elisabeth von Münch (tbc) / Trevor Surridge (tbc)

Session 3 • Way forward • 15:10 to 15:30
15:10 Wrap-up and way forward, open discussion]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:13:45 +0000