About this Course
This onlice course aims to create awareness and strengthen water governance through increased knowledge on how to improve transparency and accountability.
By the end of the course participants will:
- understand the main concepts and principles behind water integrity, transparency, and accountability; as well as the ways in which corruption may occur in the water sector, its drivers, and impacts;
- understand the need for effective changes and be familiar with tools that can be applied to achieve water integrity;
- be familiar with examples of good practices related to promoting integrity, accountability and combating corruption in the water sector.
- have access to useful up-to-date materials in support of specific subject areas for water integrity.
The course is structured by modules. Each module will run for one week, during which course participants must read basic contents and participate in suggested activities.
In all modules, participants are expected to:
- Read basic contents
- Participate in the modules´ forum
- Prepare an individual assignment (when applicable)
- Respond a set of multiple choice questions
Participants will also have access to recommended readings, videos, and suggested websites.
Participants expected dedication and certification
Participants are expected to dedicate a minimum of 4 hours per week to the course. This time dedication should be enough to review compulsory readings and participate in all activities (forums, assignment, multiple choices). Participants who wish to read suggested readings and related videos will require a bit more time.
Participants who submit assignment, answer quizzes and participate along the various forums will receive a certificated granted by the course organisers.
Course contents will be facilitated by a team of specialists representing the Water Integrity Network (WIN); UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI, and Cap-Net UNDP. A course coordinator and the virtual campus technical support team will be present for the entire course.
Teun Bastemeijer has worked as urban and regional infrastructure planner and engineer in various countries in Asia and Africa at the start of his career, which constituted a good basis for his long international career in water management and WASH. Former Director and currently Chief Advisor of the Water Integrity Network, Co-founder and steering committee member of the OECD hosted Water Governance Initiative. Worked in a range of countries in Africa, including most French speaking countries, as well as in Latin America and Asia. During the past 25 year, Teun accumulated senior management and advisory experience in various positions, and this resulted in the conviction that integrity, transparency and accountability issues need to be addressed with priority for the good of all.
Position: Programme Coordinator | Areas of expertise: Water integrity, social accountability mechanisms, community engagement and WASH governance | Regional expertise: The Americas, the Balkans and Europe.
Jacopo Gamba relies on over 10 years of experience in good governance, access to information and the promotion of integrity and sustainability. He has worked in different regions, such as Latin America, Former Balkans and Europe providing technical advice to a different set of organizations. He has direct experience in different sectors, like social investment, service provision and the water sector, where he has promoted transparency, accountability and participation. Jacopo has an educational background in Law and Governance, a Master Degree in International Law from the University of Trento, Italy and an Executive Certificate in Public Sector Innovation from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany. He is currently the Coordinator for Knowledge Management in WIN and has worked, among others, with Transparency International, the United Nations and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Tasneem works with the Water Integrity Network as the Network and Communications officer. She is responsible for the documentation and dissemination of WIN’s work also enabling exchange and learning within the network and through Communities of Practice. For almost 10 years, she has worked in the field of environment, sustainable development and governance at various scales, right from the local and national level in India to the international level engaging with UN processes since 2003 namely the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and until most recently the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Tasneem comes with a mixed bag of experiences and education. Her main work focus so far has been working on issues with Biodiversity and Governance (rights based approach). She founded a citizen action group in Pune, India and based on her work was a nominated member of the local municipal authority bringing in hands-on experience and understanding with corruption and integrity issues. She remains an activist at the core and enjoys networking and connecting people and ideas!
Programme Manager.Alice´s main responsibility is to assist in coordinating the full range of WGF’s support component activities, as well as to provide support to develop the water governance knowledge base, including the coordination of WGF’s communication and outreach programme.
Position: Programme Officer | Areas of expertise: Accountability and Regulation in WASH, Water integrity, WASH governance and Enabling environment | Regional expertise: Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, South-East Asia, The Americas | Languages: English, French, Spanish | No. of WASHBAT workshops carried out: 1
Ms. Avello is a Programme Officer at SIWI’s Water Governance department and one of SIWI’s experts on integrity and accountability in the water sector. Currently, Ms. Avello is leading Water integrity projects in Latin America and South East Asia and is part of the SIWI team for the Accountability for Sustainability partnership with UNICEF, focusing on WASHBAT methodology and implementation, and Accountability mapping tools. Ms. Avello has great experience in developing and facilitating participatory methodologies and workshops. Ms. Avello has 10 years’ experience working on different aspects of democratic governance. Prior to join SIWI, she worked for UNDP and UN DPKO in Latin America and West Africa. Currently, candidate for Executive MSc Public Administration (EMPA). She holds a MSc in International Business Administration and a MA in Public Relations and Advertising.
Position: Programme Manager | Areas of expertise: Water Governance, Water Integrity, Anti-corruption, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Capacity Building | Regional expertise: Africa, MENA, Europe, South-East Asia, | Languages: English, French, Dutch, Spanish |
Mr Leten joined SIWI in 2011. In his position of Programme Manager Mr Leten coordinates the water integrity promotion and capacity-building activities at UNDP Water Governance Facility. He provides advisory services in the areas of water governance performance and institutional strengthening. Since 2011 he manages Regional Water Integrity Capacity-Building Programmes, in the Sub-Saharan, Middle East and Mediterranean regions. Till 2014 he facilitated the Africa Working Group of the EU Water Initiative which is an Afro-European platform for transcontinental collaboration. He has more than 20 years of experience in the water sector in Europe, Africa Middle East and South East-Asia. For over 15 years, he has been working with diverse policy and strategy development activities and institutional reforms of the water sector. He’s particularity interested in stakeholder mobilisation and participation in inclusive governance, as well as in understanding what can drive the required collective actions in Good Water Governance.
Håkan has over 15 years’ experience in water governance and institutional change, water policy reform, integrated water resources management, water economics, transboundary water and water integrity.
He has worked in South Asia, Europe and Africa providing policy advice, research and capacity development within the UN, policy think tanks, research institutions and donor agencies. Since 2004, Tropp led the water governance department, including the Water Governance Facility, of the Stockholm International Water Institute.
Cap-Net´s Virtual Campus Coordinator. Damian has facilitated water-related courses in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe, and participated as team member for the development of various training manuals. He is passionate for innovative learning approaches and partnership building for human and environmental development.
Water Integrity Network (WIN)
The Water Integrity Network (WIN) is a network of organizations and individuals promoting water integrity to reduce corruption and improve water sector performance worldwide. WIN works to raise awareness on the impact of corruption -especially on the poor and disenfranchised- assesses integrity risk and promotes practical responses. The network’s vision is a world with equitable and sustained access to water and a clean environment, which is no longer threatened by corruption, greed, dishonesty and wilful malpractice.
UNDP Water Governance Facility
The UNDP Water Governance Facility (WGF) at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is an initiative that was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Sida). The programme is a mechanism to implement parts of the UNDP Water Governance Programme. The UNDP Water Governance Facility supports developing countries on a demand basis to strengthen water governance and reduce poverty through policy support and advisory services in multiple thematic areas, including: integrated water resources management, transboundary water, water supply and sanitation, climate change adaptation, South-South collaboration, experience and best practices exchange, gender, and capacity building.
The OECD Water Governance Initiative
The OECD Water Governance Initiative is an international multi-stakeholder network of members from the public, private and non-for-profit sectors gathering regularly to share good practices in support of better governance in the water sector. The OECD Water Governance Initiative:
- Provides a multi-stakeholder technical platform to share knowledge, experience and best practices on water governance across levels of government.
- Advises governments in taking the needed steps for effective water reforms through peer-to-peer dialogue and stakeholder engagement across public, private and non-profit sectors.
- Provides a consultation mechanism to raise the profile of governance in the Global Water Agenda.
- Supports the implementation of the OECD Principles on Water Governance in interested member and non-member countries, basins and cities by scaling up best practices and developing indicators.
- Fosters continuity on governance discussions at global level, in particular by supporting the Implementation Roadmap on Governance of the World Water Forums.
Cap-Net is an international network for capacity development in sustainable water management. It is made up of a partnership of autonomous international, regional and national institutions and networks committed to capacity development in the water sector. At Global level Cap-Net works with 23 regional and country level capacity development networks with about 1.000 member organisations in 120 countries, and numerous international partners. Cap-Net UNDP delivers training and education to water professionals in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The course is open to a maximum of 80 participants representing various stakeholder groups from the entire water sector worldwide and who are interested to actively follow the course, participate in all activities, and complete all modules.
• stakeholders and professionals forming part of water management, civil society, river basin or international organizations; development programmes and members of UN organizations; and representatives of the private sector;
• decision makers, policy makers, and high-level professionals and managers active in governmental bodies;
• capacity developers active in the fields of water integrity, sustainable water management, Integrated Water Resources Management, Human Rights Based Approaches, representatives of the WASH Media Network, amongst others;
As this an introductory course, participants are not expected to have previous knowledge on water integrity.
Sponsored by a partnership of international development organisations, the course is free.
This course is (co)-organized by
October 1, 2018 - November 16, 2018