Tools are essential to ensure effectiveness of these networks in sharing of knowledge and in delivering of capacity development. To accomplish this Cap-Net UNDP in collaboration with networks have developed several “Network Management Tools” by combining knowledge, new and past skills and experience in running the networks. They address issues such as network establishment, management and assessment of how well the network is functioning. Network management tools comprise of instruments that are intended to support capacity development network management partly or as a whole in starting up the network, making the network effective in delivery capacity building, managing resources available, identifying capacity development opportunities and establishing a proactive relation between the network, its members and its client base. The manual can be found here.
Sustainable water management capacity development networks have emerged globally as a strategic response to the demand for the increased skills and capacities in the water sector, leading towards the implementation of integrated water resources management. Both regional and global capacity building networks have provide a vehicle for effective sharing of information, experience, skills, materials, tools and knowledge in delivering capacity development. Networks assemble the skills and knowledge needed to provide support to improved water governance and sustainable management of water resources. These networks have proven to be effective in addressing the need for capacity development in support of sustainable development. Many of these networks have joined in the global structure of Cap-Net UNDP. To achieve their challenging tasks, networks have active programmes of education, research and training. Training of trainers programmes of the networks are directed towards capacity developers active in various water related subjects. The strategy is to develop and deliver training courses for the network members at the global level, which then starts a cascaded effect with courses being delivered by the networks at the regional and local level. For more information, contact Kees Leendertse at firstname.lastname@example.org