Training for teachers of higher educational institutions of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on IWRM updated course was held on December 11, 2015 in Almaty, Kazakhstan by the Central Asian Regional Water Network CAR@WAN with the support of Cap-Net UNDP and UNESCO Cluster office in Almaty in partnership with Kazakh-German University.
The main purpose of the training was to improve professional skills of Central Asian university teachers in IWRM for more effective teaching of the course and the possibility of providing students with current data in the field of water resources. The Training was attended by 50 representatives of interested parties including Committee on Water Resources of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan, the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, universities of Central Asian countries, international organizations and NGOs, as well as experts on water resources management and CAR@WAN Network members.
The program of the training was developed based on the results of the project “Actualization of IWRM course materials developed in the framework of the project of UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty in 2007 and posted on the website unesco.kz” that was implemented in 2015 by CAR@WAN Secretariat – The Center “Cooperation for sustainable development”. Participants were provided with actualized materials, improved presentations, modern case studies and practical tasks in the field of water resource management.
Participants discussed the changes that have occurred in the field of water resources management for the past several years, and exchanged experience of teaching programs on water disciplines in their universities. All the participants were fully involved in a lively discussion throughout the whole training. Following the discussion, the participants made recommendations to the competent authorities and stakeholders to improve the training of specialists in the field of water resources.
All participants noted that the training was organized and conducted at the high level. They also highlighted that the IWRM course is very relevant in the preparation of specialists in the field of water management
This training will contribute to the improvement of the quality of education and training in the field of water resources in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
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