Network managers, coordinators and representatives respectively have managed to attend the meeting to provide input in shaping Cap-Net UNDP’s agenda and upcoming Strategic Plan 2014 – 2017, and also in the work plan and new financing strategies for the upcoming years. Five international partner organizations from SIWI, UNEP-DHI, GWP, IWA and SMHI attended this meeting.Network managers and international partners have also discussed and discovered new opportunities for collaboration. The external review report demonstrated that Cap-Net’s overall goals and objectives, project management, financial management, relevance, efficiency and effectiveness have been performed above expectation, along with several recommendations, such as improvement on MELP.
In line with the theme of the meeting, five working groups were established to address the challenges in financing related matters, sustainable partnership and risk management: Financing, finance issues and support; Programme identification and development, working with partners; Network management issues and tools; Delivery of capacity development and MELP; and Managing Risks, fund raising and engaging new donors.
Due to low attendance among network managers and coordinators, the elections took place through online voting process to establish the representative board members representatives of Cap-Net: Dr. Jean-Marie Klieshye-Onema from WaterNet was elected with the highest number of votes, followed by Dato’ Ir. Lim Chow Hock and Ms. Liliana Arrieta from REDICA as the alternate representatives respectively.
The tagline for Cap-Net was also decided through online voting by network managers/coordinators and international partners, which is: ‘Empowering individuals, Enabling environments’.
Priorities for 2015 are improving the MELP and addressing new themes such as Leadership and Water Diplomacy and Coastal zone management. Cap-Net will also be working towards a fully operationalized Virtual Campus.