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.