Friday, March 30, 2018

Standard Operation Procedures and Quality Assurance and Economics of Water Use trainings were conducted in March

Standard Operation Procedures and Quality Assurance and Economics of Water Use trainings were conducted in a week of March 12 - 16  in IWRM training centers in Azerbaijan and Georgia. 
The international Experts Mrs. Varsha Gungoa and Mrs. Vania Paccagnan conducted correspondingly these trainings in both countries for the representatives of various stakeholders in Baku and in Tbilisi. 
Specialists working in the laboratories in the region had a chance to attend the trainings too as a result of cooperation between the UNDP Kura II project and EU Water Initiative + project.   

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The IWRM for Raising Decision Makers training for Azerbaijan is successfully completed


The block of 6 days training sessions started from mid January of this year has been completed within the IWRM Academy. Representatives of departments of Kura II project beneficiary Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan as well as other stakeholders – State Water Resources Agency of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, “Azersu” JSC, “Amelioration and Water Economy” JSC, masters students of Baku State University have taken part in three 2 days sessions block of the academy dedicated to various aspects of Integrated Water Resources Management.

The Chief Technical Advisor of the Kura II project Dr. Mary Matthews and Senior Capacity Building Expert Engineer Ahmed Abou Elseoud conducted interactive sessions for young specialists of project stakeholder institutions involved in water management in Azerbaijan. Presentations covering different issues of water management from water quality, human health, gender mainstreaming, governance, social aspects of water management and many other directions were very useful for young alumni of 2018 IWRM semester. Training participants stated on their satisfaction in feedback written on the evaluation forms about importance of learning best practices and cases from global experience which they plan to apply in their future work.

Besides, training participants had been provided with an opportunity to have group work based on the task which they discussed and presented to each other. The aim was to teach them team building and communication skills which had a positive impact to discover their ability to work together with their peers in finding solution to problems.


The CTA of Kura II project Dr. Matthews congratulated them and announced about the opportunity proposed by the Kura II project to apply to junior expert positions in near future. Training participants were awarded with certificates at the end of the block.  

The Stage 3 of Water Economics Training in Azerbaijan and Georgia is successfully conducted

        The third block of trainings on Water Economics had been completed in Azerbaijan and Georgia during the week of April 23 - 27.  ...