Promoting water integrity and fighting corruption in the water sector has the potential to create dramatic and lasting improvement for human dignity, health and equitable access to water. Additionally, it helps to create a fertile ground for socio-economic development and investments in water.
Starting in 2014, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Water Governance Facility at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is implementing a regional Water Integrity Capacity Building Programme in the Middle East and North Africa (WI MENA) in collaboration with regional and local partners. The overall objective of the programme is to develop capacities of the different water stakeholders in the MENA region to improve transparency and accountability practices in water resources management.
Aiming at developing capacities of civil society in Jordan, thereby improving transparency and accountability practices in water resources management, high-level decision-makers, national stakeholders in water sector, civil society organisations, young water professionals and students and media had the opportunity to know more about Water Governance and Water Integrity through a prestigious training course that was held on 23rd March, 2015.
Raising awareness about water integrity in Jordan and fostering high-level political dialogue at the inter-governmental level on water integrity was the main goal of the training. This is achieved by choosing five of the participants to be Water Integrity Ambassadors at the end of the training.
During the training, participants produced Action Plans in Water Integrity aiming at mainstreaming water integrity within their organisations. Action plans that meet a specific criteria had the opportunity to be monitored by a professional mentorship ‘on the job’ by the national trainers.
The participants learned about the tools that can be used to improve information flow and communication channels between decision-makers at different governance levels. This enhanced the knowledge base on water integrity in MENA region.
For more information, kindly contact:
Mufleh Abbadi, Water & Climate Change Programme manager, at: