Training of Facilitators Course for SDG 6.5.1


About this Course

This course will allow all those interested in organising a multi-stakeholder consultation process on SDG indicator 6.5.1, the degree of implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), to fully understand what that indicator is, how it is calculated, as well as both the importance of involving multiple stakeholders and the practical means of involving those different stakeholders.

Learning objectives

The overall goal of this training is to generate a deeper and shared understanding of the SDG 6.5.1 survey instrument and how it is calculated among those who will be facilitating the consultation and reporting process around IWRM.


This course is designed for

  • facilitators of, and those interested in, national SDG 6.5.1 reporting processes
  • SDG 6.5.1 focal points within national governments
  • representatives of GWP, Cap-Net and UNEP willing and able to support the process.

Why is it important?

It will provide a common understanding of what SDG 6.5.1 is, how the survey instrument measures it and how it is calculated, standardising the reporting approach while also improving quality of reporting in the countries which the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme is assisting around the world.

Time requirements

Estimated between 4 and 6 hours, depending on whether optional readings and discussion sections are used or not.

Course approval criteria

60% correct responses on average between the different sections.

Source of course contents

The course is based on information presented on the IWRM Data Portal and on the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme.

It was prepared by the Global Water Partnership’s SDG6 Programme team.

Contact information:

For any questions on the contents of the course or on the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme, please write to

For any general questions on SDG 6.5.1, please write to