A training manual on 'Integration of Groundwater Management into Transboundary Basin Organizations in Africa' has been developed in corporation with AGW-Net, BGR, UNDP-Cap-Net, IWMI, and the former GW-MATE team of the World Bank. This manual, which consists of eleven modules, has been compiled in response to the needs expressed and is designed to help develop capacity within the basin organisations to manage their transboundary groundwater issues.
The role of IGRAC
In a joint effort with BGR, Cap-Net and the ex-GW·MATE team (World Bank), IGRAC has developed a course on 'Integration of Groundwater Management into Transboundary Basin Organizations in Africa'. The course is the combination of two initiatives. Firstly, the idea of IGRAC and Cap-Net to give a second live to the wealth of material in the 10 year legacy of GW·MATE and to combine this with previous work on Groundwater Management in IWRM lead by Cap-Net. Secondly, the BGR lead initiative to execute an extensive "Needs Assessment to Support Groundwater Management in International Basin Organisations of Africa".
The objectives of the course are to build capacity on groundwater resources knowledge, groundwater management and monitoring, to train participant at the operational and strategic level, to enable participants to communicate effectively with high-level decision makers and with stakeholder groups, and to help establish a community of practice for groundwater managers in and outside Basin Organisations.
The English and French training manuals on 'Integration of Groundwater Management into Transboundary Basin Organizations in Africa' is now available online, free of cost.
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