Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) by uoi11893


									                   Advanced International Training
                   Programme • 2009

Integrated Water
Resources Management (IWRM)

         IN SWEDEN AUGUST 10 – SEPTEmbEr 1, 2009
      AND IN LAO PDr NOVEmbEr 30 – DEcEmbEr 11, 2009
   The Swedish International Development cooperation Agency (Sida)                The IWRM Programme
   offers, as part of its bilateral development assistance, Advanced Inter-       The world is facing a water crisis that seriously affects production and
   national Training Programmes of strategic importance to the social             living conditions, jeopardizing poverty reduction and sustainable develop-
   and economic development in the participants’ countries. The Interna-          ment, particularly in the poor countries of the world. In many cases the
   tional Training Programmes are specially designed for persons quali-           limited water resources, particularly in water-scarce countries, are poorly
   fied to participate in reform processes of strategic importance on             managed resulting in inefficient use and deepening the crisis.
   different levels and holding a position in home organisation with man-            The poor and marginalised groups in society are often the most vulner-
   date to run processes of change. This methodology is based on the              able to the water crisis. At the same time these groups have very limited
   assumption that your country wishes to carry out changes and is will-          means to improve their own situation through better management of the
   ing to invest own resources to achieve these changes. In the long-term         resources.
   perspective the programmes shall contribute to institutional strength-            The way to address the situation is partly through technical improve-
   ening and capacity development in the participants’ countries.                 ment of the water supply, but, more important, through improved manage-
      The training is focused on support to individual or team plans for          ment and governing of the water resources.
   change. The plan shall be well established in the participant’s organisa-         Through the IWRM international training programme (ITP) we aim at con-
   tion and is a basic part of the programme concept.                             tributing to poverty alleviation, by supporting capacity building for Integrated
      In this brochure you will find information on the specific objectives for   Water Resources Management. The approach is integrated and inter-sectorial.
   this particular programme, its content and structure, and how and when            During the programme we strive to achieve an active and strong link to
   to apply. You will also find an application form.                              the participant’s professional area but also to strengthen the professional
                                                                                  exchange between participants, enriching the programme through their
                                                                                  different professional and geographical backgrounds.

   Anders Nordström                                          Stina Mossberg                                   Anders Berntell
   Director General                                          Managing Director                                Executive Director
   Sida                                                      Ramboll Natura AB                                SIWI

Programme Objectives                                   Contents                                                  presentation and negotiation tech-
The objective of the training pro-                     The training programme consists of                        niques, including a role play on
gramme is to support and stimulate                     five compulsory phases:                                   water decision-making; and
the development of Integrated Wa-                                                                              – development of Individual
ter Resources Management (IWRM)                                                                                  Projects and formation of groups
                                                       Phase 1; Preparation in home country                      for networking during and after
in the participants’ home countries,
                                                       (6 weeks, part-time)                                      the training programme.
and to encourage the participants to
                                                       Participants will immediately after
involve in and contribute to network-
                                                       confirmed selection further develop
ing on IWRM.
                                                       the idea for an Individual Project                      Phase 3; Assignment in home country
                                                       (IP). A short synopsis should be                        between the trainings (8 weeks, part time)
Specific objectives
                                                       sent to the programme secretariat                       The participants will continue with
After the programme the partici-
                                                       about six weeks before arriving to                      their Individual Projects according to
pants should have:
                                                       Sweden.                                                 plans developed during Phase 2 and
– increased understanding of
  IWRM and its relation to sustain-                                                                            with support from mentors and
  able development and poverty                         Phase 2; Training in Sweden                             members of the groups identified in
  reduction;                                           (3.5 week, full-time)                                   Phase 2.
– increased knowledge about inter-                     The training in Sweden includes:
  national, national and local IWRM                    – presentations of key aspects of
  management processes and tools;                         IWRM;                                                Phase 4; Regional training in Lao PDR
– clearly formulated plans for how to                  – four days of participation at the                     (2 weeks, full-time)
  apply the knowledge acquired dur-                       World Water Week in Stockholm;                       The training in Lao PDR includes:
  ing the programme in practice;                       – field visit to the Em River Basin                     – IWRM case study from Mekong
– an extended network through the                         (Emån), covering aspects of                             River in Lao PDR;
  other participants and resource                         stakeholder interaction and local                    – presentations and discussions on
  persons from Sweden and Lao                             management processes;                                   IWRM experiences in Asia, and
  PDR for information exchange in                      – group discussions on cases and                           in particular in Lao PDR; and
  connection with participants day-                       examples;                                            – finalisation of the formulation of
  to-day work at home.                                 – exercises in effective group work,                       the Individual Projects.
Phase 5; Completion of Individual Project   Ramboll Natura AB and the Stock-          lish; participants must be proficient
in home country (2 months, part-time)       holm International Water Institute        in writing, reading and speaking.
– “implementation” of Individual            (SIWI). The International Water
   Projects;                                Management Institute (IWMI) is a          Application Process
– regular contact with programme            coordinating partner. The training
   secretariat, through e-mail;             programme in Lao PDR is hosted by             Closing date for application is
– interaction in working-groups,            the Water Resources and Environ-                    March 13, 2009.
   through e-mail; and                      ment Administration and the Minis-
– electronic presentation of Individ-       try of Agriculture and Forestry, and      Applications submitted after closing
   ual Project.                             it is carried out in close co-operation   date will not be considered.
                                            with these organisations. The Pro-            The application should be written
                                            gramme Director is Mr Claus               on the form attached and include a
Programme Structure                         Pedersen of Ramboll Natura in close       recent photograph and the required
Date and place                              co-operation with Mr Anton Earle          information and documents. If pos-
The programme consists of 5.5 week          of SIWI. The regional training Co-        sible please download an electronic
scheduled training distributed in two       ordinator is Dr Hilmy Sally of            version of the application form on
different phases, 3.5 week training in      IWMI.                           
Stockholm, Sweden (Phase 2), from                                                         An English language test should be
August 10–September 1, 2009, and 2          Participation                             made with an official body in the
weeks training in Lao PDR (Phase 4),        Target region                             home country of the applicant, unless
from November 30 – December 11,             Selected countries in Africa, Asia,       the applicant can provide other docu-
2009.                                       Latin America, Middle East/North          mentation to support her/his ability.
   In addition to the scheduled train-      Africa, Europe and Central Asia. For          The Swedish Embassy/Consulate
ing, participants will undertake an         information about eligible countries,     does not carry out language tests but
Individual Project, on a part time          please see:          may be able to recommend appro-
basis in their home organisations,                                                    priate language institutes for con-
starting 6 weeks before the training        Target group                              ducting tests.
in Sweden and to be completed               Applicants should hold an academic            Please be informed that in some
within 8 weeks after the regional           degree and have at least five years of    countries the application should be
training.                                   professional working experience.          approved by an official nominating
                                            The programme is primarily aiming         authority of the country.
Training methodology                        at the following target groups:               The application should be submit-
The training methodology includes           – policy and decision-makers in the       ted to the nearest Swedish Embassy/
lectures, a role play, group and ple-          water resources area or with           Consulate, and if possible send a soft
nary discussions and field excursions.         strong connection to water             copy to the programme secretariat.
In addition, each participant will             resource management.                   If there is no Swedish Embassy/
carry out an Individual Project (IP)        – subject matter specialists involved     Consulate in the applicant’s country,
during the programme. The IP must              in planning, implementation and        the application should be submitted
be relevant for and supported by the           management of IWRM related             directly to the programme secretari-
home organisation. The IP topic is             activities, both from the public       at.
selected by the participant and                and private sector;                        Selected applicants will be notified
approved by the home organisation           – members of national and inter-          by e-mail or fax no later than June
before the programme and shall be              national NGOs involved in              1st 2009. Once accepted, the appli-
indicated in the application.                  IWRM;                                  cant must confirm his/her participa-
   During the training programme,                                                     tion. An invitation letter containing
new tools and methods will be inte-         Only candidates with an official          additional information on the pro-
grated into the IP work, and a final        nomination by an appropriate              gramme and the practical arrange-
version will be presented by the end        authority or organisation will be         ments will then be issued.
of phase 4 - for “implementation”           accepted. To achieve good gender
in the home organisation during             balance women are encouraged to
phase 5.                                    apply. In case of two applicants from     Cost of Participation
   The result of the completed              the same institution, at least one        The cost of the programme is
project will be available to all partici-   should be a woman.                        divided between a participation fee
pants on the internet. Mentor sup-             Due to the character of the pro-       and accommodation cost. The
port will be provided to all partici-       gramme, family members are not            participation fee covers all training
pants for developing their Individual       allowed to accompany participants to      cost such as lectures, literature,
Projects.                                   the training in Sweden or Lao PDR.        documentation, study tours and
                                                                                      certain social activities. The ac-
Management and staff                        Language requirements                     commodation cost includes board
The programme is organised by               The teaching language will be Eng-        and lodging. The Swedish Interna-
tional Development Cooperation                       PDR. The visas should be valid for
Agency (Sida) will cover both these                  the entire period of each training                    Contact information
costs.                                               respectively and the passport                         Ramboll Natura AB
   The international travel cost to                  should be valid for three months                      P.O. box 17009
and from Sweden is not covered by                    longer than the entry visa. Visa in-                  104 62 Stockholm
Sida. The participants shall find                    quires for Sweden should be direct-                   Sweden
funding themselves and make ar-                      ed to the nearest Swedish Embas-                      Phone +46 8 615 60 00
rangements for their return travel                   sy/Consulate or other Schengen                        Fax +46 8 615 20 00
between their home country and                       representation as soon as possible          
Stockholm Arlanda airport.                           after acceptance in the programme.
   Sida pays for international travel                Participants visiting other countries                 Programme Director
costs in connection to the regional                  on their way to or from Sweden                        mr. claus Pedersen
training (Phase 4) in Lao PDR and                    must ensure that correct visas are          
Ramboll Natura will arrange for the                  obtained before leaving the home
participants´ travel. Visa fees, do-                 country, especially for visits to                     Administrative Co-ordinator
mestic travels in their home country                 countries not included in the                         ms. Sara Hyllman
and local airport taxes are not cov-                 Schengen agreement.                         
ered by Sida.                                           The costs for obtaining visas are
   Personal expenses are not                         carried by the participant.
included.                                               For more information, this website
                                                     offers Swedish visa information:
Accommodation for the participants                   english.html
is arranged for the full duration of
the two training sessions. During the                Insurance
field trips the accommodation might                  All participants are covered by a
be somewhat simpler.                                 group insurance while in Sweden
                                                     and in Lao PDR. This insurance
Visa                                                 includes costs for medical care in the
Participants are responsible for ob-                 event of acute illness or accident.
taining all visas necessary for their                Medical and dental check-ups are
journeys and stays during the train-                 not included.
ings, both in Sweden and in Lao

                            Ramboll Natura AB is an international consulting company in the
                            field of sustainable development, with focus on environment and
 natural resources management, including forest, land and water. Ramboll Natura is part of the
 Ramboll Group, the largest Nordic provider of knowledge service within the field of engineer-
 ing, management and IT. The ramboll group has around 8,000 employees. ramboll Natura
 also offers training programmes in Transboundary Water management and Education for
 Sustainable Development.

                The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a policy institute that
                contributes to international efforts to find solutions to the world’s escalating water
                crisis. SIWI advocates future-oriented, knowledge-integrated water views in decision     Halving poverty by 2015 is one of the greatest
                making, nationally and internationally, that lead to sustainable use of the world’s      challenges of our time, requiring cooperation and
                                                                                                         sustainability. The partner countries are responsible
                water resources, sustainable development of societies and reduced poverty. SIWI
                                                                                                         for their own development. Sida provides resources
 organises the World Water Week in Stockholm, administers the Swedish Water House and the                and develops knowledge and expertise, making the
 UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI, and works in a number of international water projects,          world a richer place.

 above all within the policy development and capacity building areas, through different commis-
 sioned assignments.

                 International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit research
                 organization funded by the consultative Group on International Agricultural
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 Water Management
                 research (cGIAr). The research agenda is organized around four priority
 I n s t i t u t e                                                                                       SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL
 themes covering key issues relating to land, water, livelihoods, health and environment. The            DEVELOPmENT cOOPErATION AGENcY
 Institute concentrates on water and related land management challenges faced by poor rural
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 communities. IWMI works through collaborative research with partners in the North and                   SE-105 25 Stockholm Sweden
 South, to develop tools and practices to help developing countries eradicate poverty and                Phone: +46 (0)8 698 50 00
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 better manage their water and land resources.

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