SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:05:23 +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 What are the objectives of SuSanA Working Group 1 on Capacity Development? - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/16931-what-are-the-objectives-of-susana-working-group-1-on-capacity-development#16931 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/16931-what-are-the-objectives-of-susana-working-group-1-on-capacity-development#16931
You may have seen the post of on What are the objectives of a SuSanA Working Group?
I would like to take the opportunity of the moment and launch the discussion on the objectives of working group 1 on capacity development.
The overall goal of WG1 (as stated on the susana webpage) is:
This working group aims to create a global network to strategically accelerate and influence the capacity development process in the sanitation sector.
Moreover, several WG1 specific activities are listed:
  • Production of a factsheet and a DVD with available resources collected from its partner network
  • Supporting curricula development initiatives aiming to enhance the ability of academics and professionals across disciplines to contribute to the mainstreaming and up-scaling of sustainable sanitation.
  • Collect and update information on training courses and training institutions for sustainable sanitation issues
  • Foster regional capacity development networks and knowledge nodes
  • Foster online courses and discussion fora in several languages

Some fundamental values are also mentioned:.
"The working group sees itself as a focal point and networking opportunity for anyone or any organization which seeks to become active in capacity development for sustainable sanitation. 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 optimize the use of the opportunities offered nowadays by the internet for capacity development."

Personally I still think the overall goal of WG1 has not changed over time. However, I think the specific tasks and cited values need a a revamp in order to come up with some specific objectives which we can prioritize and the specifically focus on through the years to come.

What do you think?
How you would describe the general aim and the specific objectives of our working group?

Cheers, Dorothee]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:14:47 +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=24#16108 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=24#16108 www.sswm.info/library/2813
www.sswm.info/library/8055]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:14:57 +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=24#16107 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=24#16107 WG 1 (Capacity development) Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:09:13 +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=24#16106 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=24#16106
Thank you for the feedback and your support.

The wish update the training material section and to make it more easily accessible has been coming up over and over again in WG1 meetings and I had also made a few suggestions how this could be done. However, we would need more active participation of the secretariat in order to coordinate the reshape of the webpage section and the collection of up to date material.
A straight forward action would be to include training resources and training programme webpages in the library and tag it.

Regarding weblinks: I was thinking mainly on online resources. Especially in the field of capacity development and training there are more and more resources which are presented in the form of a weblink (e.g. the SSWM Toolbox, The eCompendium, the MOOCs from Sandec, the upcoming e-learning course from UNESCO-IHE in FSM, etc.). I strongly believe this trend will continue and even enhance.

Such resources should find their place in the library not only as "training material" but also for other topics.
You may have realized that I gave mainly examples of training materials for the weblinks, this is because the two issues are linked...

Greetings from Kathmandu

Dorothee]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:08:35 +0000
Re: Submit your favorite reading about capacity development (WG1 topic) and win one of many prizes! - by: secretariat 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=24#16078 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=24#16078
Check out the library - only your suggestions appear now with the filter WG1!

www.susana.org/en/resources/library?vbl_...amp;vbl_8%5B38%5D=38

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions! We will work on them and keep you updated!


Kind Regards,
Jasmin (on behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat)]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:24:48 +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=24#16068 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=24#16068
Your four practical suggestions for the library I fully support. This is what you had suggested:

  1. Broaden the scope of the library in order to include readings and resources in general (documents, webpages, training materials, video, etc.) - we did that in the SSWM Toolbox and made good experiences
  2. Add an additional filter for training material where relevant to the content of the existing library
  3. Review the WG1 tags (filters) in the Library
  4. Invite WG1 members to share recent documents, resources etc with the secretariat to update the WG1 selection

As a straight forward first step I would suggest that the filter attributes for the working group 1 documents are changed so that if someone searches for documents with the theme of capacity development, they only get the ones that you have now identified above rather than all these 93, see here.

This is actually relatively fast and easy to do.
Once again, working group 1 is leading the pack - I think the other working groups will follow suit over time.

For people who are a bit confused what this is all about: In the SuSanA library (www.susana.org/library) at the top right there is a filter button. If you click on that, you can filter the library content by a number of parameters. One of them is to filter by working group topic. So far, when you filter for the WG 1 topic (capacity development) too many come up which are not specific to capacity development, really.

I also support your other suggestions about a better integration of the training materials section (www.susana.org/en/resources/training-materials) into the SuSanA library, and the addition of more training materials.

Also videos are good to add to the SuSanA library. Come to think of it, we had a kind of video library in the old SuSanA website and I think Enno was working on re-integrating that into the new website but I am not so sure now?
The old video page looked like this:
old.susana.org/lang-en/videos-and-photos...ource-material-video

But website links I wouldn't add to the library; I think that would take it a bit far? Or could you give an example how that looks in the SSWM library?

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:32:13 +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=24#15640 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=24#15640
Here are the missing links:

WASH Human Resource Capacity Gaps in 15 Developing Economies
www.iwa-network.org/downloads/1422745887...crisis-wash-gaps.pdf

Delivering Effective WASH Training: Delivering Effective WASH Training
resources.cawst.org/collection/deliverin...ning-workshop-kit_en

Cheers, Dorothee]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Tue, 27 Oct 2015 20:18:52 +0000
Re: Submit your favorite reading about capacity development (WG1 topic) and win one of many prizes! - by: secretariat 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=24#15629 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=24#15629
Thanks for your support and for compiling this list of important readings for WG 1!

These two links of your link were unfortunately invalid (are there parts missing?):

•WASH Human Resource Capacity Gaps in 15 Developing Economies
www.iwa-network.org/downloads/1422745887-an-avoidable-crisi

•Delivering Effective WASH Training: Delivering Effective WASH Training
resources.cawst.org/collection/delivering-effecti


The documents that were still missing in the SuSanA Library are now uploaded – find them here:

www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2346

www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2345

www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2347

www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2348


We appreciate your idea about including training material in the library and will consider making the access easier soon!

Furthermore, we would like to encourage all WG 1 members to send us resources and publications which we will upload to the library to update the WG1 reading section.



Kind Regards,
Jasmin (on behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat)]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Tue, 27 Oct 2015 09:01:59 +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=24#15484 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=24#15484
This survey was launched simultaneously on the forum, in the mailing list, as well as in a doodle.
So as we had over 9 presentations and a discussion round during the WG1 meeting and as the participation in this voting was not really high, I decided to post pone the evaluation of the outcome.
In summary, the survey has generated a list of XX documents mentioned to be important readings for WG1 as well as a ranking of those documents. According to it, the Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies has won the first prize. However, as the list got changed and extended over time, the voting is not really representative.
You can find a list of the documents below as well the total list with ranking in the excel file.
Additionally to the issues raised above, there some further points to consider as you also pointed it out earlier:
  • The list contains documents, that are currently not part of the SuSanA Library
  • It also contains web-based readings and resources
  • The course list is hopelessly outdated

As already mentioned, we did not take time during the meeting in Stockholm, to further discuss this list. However, we discussed additional WG1 resources (such as the MOOCs from Eawag, or Cap-Nets virtual Campus). See a short reporting here: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-...ugust-feedback#15031
There was also a common understanding that the WG1 presence and features available on the webpage could be improved (I am actually not sure if we still got our WG1 space with the contact list etc, I appreciated that section quite a lot). One suggestion was to update the training material section on the webpage (www.susana.org/en/resources/training-materials).
Personally I also see a need to rework the WG1 tags in the library (see here). I personally have problems to see a clear pattern how documents got into this section.
So for the future I suggest 4 things:
  1. Broaden the scope of the library in order to include readings and resources in general (documents, webpages, training materials, video, etc.) - we did that in the SSWM Toolbox and made good experiences
  2. Add an additional filter for training material where relevant to the content of the existing library
  3. Review the WG1 tags (filters) in the Library
  4. Invite WG1 members to share recent documents, resources etc with the secretariat to update the WG1 selection

We can then see how the response is. I have the feeling that most of WG1 members are actually consumers and that there is only a handful of providers such as CAWST, SEI, Eawag, Seecon, Cap-Net, etc, which on the other hand have very useful resources for the the consumer side. So little feedback on voting and requests for documents is not necessarily a bad sign, but we need to invest and make sure that we get the relevant resources from the ‘provider-side’ into this selection. To this, I would need some support from the secretariat or any other volunteer

Cheers, Dorothee


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WG 1 (Capacity development) Fri, 16 Oct 2015 17:46:53 +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=24#15242 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=24#15242
What came out of your interesting initiative of "Submit your favorite reading about capacity development (WG1 topic) and win one of many prizes!"?

Were you able to consolidate a (short) list of readings for this working group?

And - most importantly - who won the prestigous prizes??

Regards,
Elisabeth

P.S. Thanks for the minutes from the Working Group 1 meeting in Stockholm in August which you posted here: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-...ugust-feedback#15031

Did you also discuss the list of readings at that meeting? I didn't see anything about it in the minutes.]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:44:56 +0000
Re: 20th SuSanA meeting on 22 August - Feedback - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-working-group-meeting-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-feedback#15031 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-working-group-meeting-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-feedback#15031 I really appreciate the efforts that you put into documenting the meeting and making presentations available online for those who could not attend.
I also would like to share some information and outcomes from the working group meeting 1 on capacity development for sustainable sanitation.

Participations:
We were roughly 20 people from all over the world. Represented organisations were among others CAWST, CSE, Cap-NET, R4D, GIZ, seecon/cewas, BORDA, I-san, SEI, Eawag/Sandec, Difaf, and Lund University.

Topics:
We had 9 input presentations contribution covering following topics:
  • Capacity Development in conflict areas (Alex Wolf, BORDA)
  • Mapping of local capacity gaps and matchmaking (Peter Blair, R4D)
  • Internet-based capacity development tools:
  • MOOCs (Philippe Reymond, Eawag/Sandec)
  • Cap-Net´s Virtual Campus (Themba Gumbo)
  • The SSWM Toolbox (Dorothee Spuhler, seecon)
  • The SuSanA Forum
  • Developing local capacity development capacities at post-graduate level (Richard Kimwaga, University of Dar es Salaam, Sara Gabrielsson, Lund University)
  • Capacity development needs for promoting SFDs (Cecilia Rodrigues, GIZ consultant


Discussion:
After the input presentations we had a moment time to further discuss some hot topics:
  1. What are the mayor capacity gaps to meet the post2015 targets?
  2. How can we highlight the crucial role of capacity development for the 2015 agenda? And how can we (WG1) contribute to fill these gaps?
  3. Why is SuSanA WG1 relevant for you? And why are you relevant for the group

Highlights of the discussion:
  • The internet provides a huge opportunity to for reaching out to the mass with relevant knowledge and material. Different tools exists such as MOOCs (online lectures, exercises and final exams on university level, enrolment required for getting the whole package), Virtual Campus (videos and background information) or knowledge sharing and management platforms such as the SSWM Toolbox, or the SuSanA web-platform.
  • However, establishing and maintaining such online resources at a high quality requires careful preparations and consequential human resources.
  • The example of the Eawag MOOC series on WASH in Developing Countries shows, that the resources put into the professional preparation and quality control of online teaching tools has an direct impacted on the user numbers.
  • On the other hand, the SSWM Toolbox or the SuSanA forum also shows that the content can be enriched by promoting collaboration between different organizations in order to put together their knowledge and channel it to a targeted public.
  • However, online capacity development does not replace localized activities and face-to-face training programs and workshops. International collaboration between training institutions are a useful tool to built up local curricula at different levels
  • Long-term partnerships are required in order to establish local curricula and also to built up mutual trust and understanding which is particularly crucial in politically unstable or conflicting areas.

These are some other take home messages:
Capacity gaps:
  • Lack of curricula and staff at local level
  • Need for multi-disciplinary capacities for SDGs and sustainable sanitation
  • Lack of critical mass of human resource at the local level for capacity development
  • Lack of capacities of governments (e.g. for SDG monitoring)

Opportunities, areas to investigate:
  • Sanitation within sustainability context (complexity of SDGs agenda)
  • Customized capacity development: The target group/user should control time spend, depth of information, etc.
  • Integration of MOOC modules into onsite trainings, or how the MOOC modules can be of best support to trainers on the field.
  • Synergetic efforts (e.g. State owned + NGO)
  • Compile key messages from SuSanA learnings (also failures) and bring it into the hands of local practitioners hands (e.g. through factsheets, technical reviews, etc.)
  • Analyzing why SuSanA works and spread the learnings
  • Make SuSanA partner organizations materials more visible and more easy accessible through the SuSanA platform and add feedback buttons in order to give expert opinions on usefulness of documents and tools
  • Make it clear on the SuSanA webpage where to find what (also links to partner pages if relevant, e.g. MOOCs, SSWM Toolbox, Virtual Campus, etc.)
  • Work on overcoming SuSanA language barriers

Some other key messages:
  • SuSanA is a very suitable platform to share experiences in a straightforward way
  • 2030 is very close hence capacity development for sustainable sanitation is urgent and is needed yesterday.


General impression of the meeting:
diverse - well timed - should have deserved more people – more time for discussion needed (-> continue on the SuSanA forum)

Check out the PDF presentations the SuSanA homepage
www.susana.org/en/events/susana-meetings...na-meeting-stockholm (scroll down to “WG 1 (Capacity Development) - 27 August”).

Contact:
If you would like to contact one of the presenters and can’t find out their contact details, you can find them in the user list of this forum or by contacting me….

Cheers, Dorothee

Colour cards collected at the end of the session. Keywords as reaction to the three discussion questions (1, 2, and 3) from left to right:
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WG 1 (Capacity development) Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:52:23 +0000
Where can I find thematic discussions about capacity development here on the forum? - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/15001-where-can-i-find-thematic-discussions-about-capacity-development-here-on-the-forum#15001 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/15001-where-can-i-find-thematic-discussions-about-capacity-development-here-on-the-forum#15001 forum.susana.org/forum/categories/196-capacity-development

In contrast, this sub-section here only discusses organisational issues around the Working Group 1 on capacity development, such as the date for next meeting, minutes from meetings, planned outputs of working group etc.]]>
WG 1 (Capacity development) Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:57:44 +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-working-group-meeting-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-feedback#14696 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-1-capacity-development/14195-susana-capacity-development-working-group-meeting-stockholm-www-thursday-27-august-feedback#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=24#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=24#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=24#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=24#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