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  • #10434
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    Damian Indij
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    Dear participants, I created this forum as a space for all of us to present ourselves so we get to know each other a little bit, see you soon!

  • #10856
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    Damian Indij
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    My name is Damian Indij, I´ve been working together with Cap-Net for almost 15 years now, and since 2013 I coordinate the virtual campus. I´m based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I´m also manager of LA-WETnet, Latin America Water Education and Training Network. I like teaching in subjects related to human and environmental development. In Buenos Aires I work at Universidad de San Andres, in education for sustainability. I´m happy to be launching this course today, and appreciate both the trust of all participants who joined, as well as my colleagues from UNEP-DHI, GWP; WMO, Scan, REMERH, and WaterCap, who accepted to be part of this course. We have very active weeks ahead, and I hope to learn a lot for you. See you soon!

    • #10905
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      fakunle
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      Damian, thanks for a good work done.

  • #10867
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    edjoh
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    Hello Everyone, my name is John Ede, the current President/CEO of Ohaha Family Foundation, a Nigeria based Non Governmental Organization a position i have held since January 2013.Prior to Ohaha Family Foundation, he has worked in the organizations like Mercy Corps Nigeria, Microsoft Nigeria, Circum Technologies and ICT Convergence. He has also worked and volunteered for INGO’s and LNGO’s like Kabissa, Tech a man to fish, CCLP Worldwide, Junior Achievement Nigeria, Shelter the Hurting Initiative, Footprints International, where his contributions helped to defend human dignity and wellbeing of the people alleviating suffering and poverty, helping them build productive, sustainable and livable community. He holds a BSc in Geography from the University Of Jos, Nigeria. Taken several courses on peace and conflict, Terrorism, peace building and resilience, humanitarianism, safety and security. He Speaks English, Hausa and learning Arabic.

    • #10904
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      fakunle
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      Its nice to meet you

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    Godwin Kamtukule
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    Hi, My name is Godwin Kamtukule from Malawi, Africa. I am a water resources management specialist and have over 15yrs of professional experience. I have been looking forward to this course which I know will enhance my competencies when it comes to drought risk reduction. I have in the past witnessed adverse effects that drought has had to various sectors in my own country and beyond. I would like learn from other people’s experiences and also what our lecturers will share. During my early years of my career I focused on groundwater development by drilling boreholes which were equipped with hand pumps. It has been saddening to notice that some of the boreholes could dry up due to drought occurrences in recent years. My similar experiences cut a cross a number of sectors such as health, education and even even environment. Thanks and I wish everyone all the success!

    • #10907
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      fakunle
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      Thanks Godwin

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    Hello, My name is Diego Guzmán. I am a PhD student in Water Resources in Sao Paulo University – Sao Carlos Brazil. I am Colombian and teacher Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana – Bucaramanga – Colombia. I am interested in the management of water resources and climate change. I am currently developing my PhD research, addressing Hydrological Risk Transfer Models, focused on hydrological droughts. I hope to meet experiences in the course, to transfer them to my students and community in Colombia.

    • #10908
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      fakunle
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      Its nice to meet you.

  • #10877
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    Adeyinka Sobowale
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    Hello folks, I am Adeyinka Sobowale, PhD. A senior Lecturer at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria and a consulting Water Resources and Environmental engineer. I have expertise in Integrated water resources management and presently working on developing drought and flood risk resilience in the face of climate change and integrating the Water, Energy, Food and Environment (WEFE) Nexus. I have been involved in capacity buillding activities in IWRM for the water, environment and agricultural sector in Nigeria and West Africa for over 15 years.

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    Hello every one!I’m Yashoda from Sri Lanka who follow the Msc.course on Water Resoures Management at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.I got my first degree from University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka as Bsc.in Fisheries and Marine Science and specialized in Limnology.I worked at Water Safety Plan (WSP) advisory unit of National Water Supply and Drainage Board as an Environmental officer for last for months and now I’ m a chemical analyst at Lalanka water management (Pvt) Ltd.I’m very interested in this course as it is very related to my field.And also I believe that its worth learning this course as drought has become a big issue world wide. I’m looking forward to share the knowledge and experience with you while learing the couse.

  • #10884

    Hello every one! I’m Yashoda from Sri Lanka who follow the Msc.course on Water Resoures Management at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.I got my first degree from University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka as Bsc.in Fisheries and Marine Science and specialized in Limnology.I worked at Water Safety Plan (WSP) advisory unit of National Water Supply and Drainage Board as an Environmental officer for last four months and now I’ m a chemical analyst at Lalanka water management (Pvt) Ltd.I’m very interested in this course as it is very related to my field. And also I believe that its worth learning this course as drought has become a big issue world wide. I’m looking forward to share the knowledge and experience with you while learing the course.

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    SEVERE FOSSI TUEKAM
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    I am Sévère FOSSI from Cameroon, I work as lecturer and researcher at Université Agricole de Management des Métiers de la Production (UAMMP) in Yaounde. I am specialized in IWRM.

  • #10889

    Hi! I am Camila from Brazil. I am a marine biologist graduated from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I have a master degree in Botany (Biodiversity and Conservation). I work as an environmental specialist since 2005 on the private sector. I want to learn about drought risk, vulnerability, impact management and tools to help monitoring and forecasting drought.

    • #10909
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      fakunle
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      You are welcome. I hope to share from your wealth of experience

  • #10892
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    ludovic.arnout
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    Hi to all,

    I am Ludovic from France but living in Laos.
    I am WASH specialist working in Asia Pacific for French Red Cross.
    In our field of intervention, we are facing lots of problem related to disaster and water access especially this El Nino period.
    This course is for me an opportunity to learn more about drought risk.
    I am ready to share and exchange experiences with all participants.

    Have a good course

    • #10914
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      fakunle
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      Its good to meet you

  • #10903
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    fakunle
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    Hello everyone. My name is Aremu Fakunle John from Nigeria. My expertise cut across Policy Advocacy, Climate Change, Water resource management, environmental sustainability, Agribusiness and Community Development. I presently work as the Assistant to the Policy Advisor of Competitive African Rice Initiatives (CARI) implemented by German Development Cooperation in partnership with John A. Kufuor Foundation. I was formerly a graduate research fellow at Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) under the Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Republic of Nigeria and had involved in delivery of quality water for community use. I hold B. Agric (Agricultural Economics) and presently rounding up my MSc. program in the same field from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. I have certification in Onshore offshore Health, Safety and Environment and a member of international organizations with published articles. This course is an opportunity for me to know more, write more quality articles and intensify policy advocacy on how to reduce drought risks that is now of urgent importance in Nigeria due to the present negative impacts of massive loss of water bodies as a result of encroachment of Sahara Desert in most Northern part of the country. I hope we will all have a nice time together as we participate in this course.

  • #10911
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    Emma Mackenzie
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    Hi everyone, I’m Emma Mackenzie and I am an environmental & water resources engineer based in Australia. My work is focused on managing surface water, water quality and sustainability. I am also involved with Engineers without borders and other NGOs. I enjoy problem solving which is always needed when dealing with water, balancing various demands and storage issues. Water scarcity is a big issue that I’m interested in learning better ways to manage. Looking forward to the course 🙂

  • #10918
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    Mfundi
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    Hello everyone.
    My name if Mfundi Mathunjwa. I am working for a bi-national organisation called Komati Basin Water Authority, which manages water resources at a trans-boundary level (Swaziland & South Africa). I want to get a boarder understanding on droughts and disaster preparedness and mitigations practices.

  • #10923
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    ledoux
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    Hello everyone,
    My name is André Ledoux Wamba.
    I am a motivated professional who care about concrete work that matters for the poor, for the environment and for our shared future.
    I’m a member of Gender and Water Alliance, a member of the ANEW-African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation and a member of the Africa Working Group (AWG) of the European Union Water Initiative to build messages related to Sanitation.
    I have completed an E-workshop on Aid Effectiveness from a Gender Perspective organized by UN WOMEN.
    I have completed training as a Volunteer of the Cooperation and for the Development by “La Coordinadora de las ONGs para el Desarrollo- Espana”.

  • #10926
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    germanogondim
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    Hi everyone,

    My name is Germano Gondim from Brazil. I am a Civil Engineer graduated from Federal University of Paraíba. I am in the middle of my master degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, in my research i am creating a drought monitor system based on remote sensing and hydrologic modeling. I want to learn more about drought risk and vulnerability for implement in my research and make this droght monitor system that i m developing more reliable and efficient.

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    Hi

  • #10932

    Hi everyone,
    I am Elsie from Sri Lanka. I am a B.Sc.(Civil) Engineer graduated from University of Peradeniya in 1983. I am working in the water sector for around 23 years.
    I am presently working in the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Sri Lanka as a Chief Engineer(Planning).My responsibility is to make water supply proposals to Northern Province of Sri Lanka.
    Sri Lanka is a tropical country which is blessed with high rainfall average 2500mm annually. However, Northern Province of Sri Lanka do not have any perennial rivers. We experience drought minimum 03 months every year. As a state organization , we have to respond to the people’s water need, collaborated with other state and NGOs.
    I would like to enhance my knowledge from this DRR online course and from the participants experiences.
    Glad to meet you all in this forum.
    Thanks for the Cap-Net for granting this opportunity.

  • #10934
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    Nadim Farajalla
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    Hello
    I am Nadim Farajalla. I am an environmental hydrologist. I head the Climate Change and Environment program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. I am also heavily involved in consultation work throughout the Middle East focusing on the planning and design wet infrastructure – stormwater drainage, water supply, sewage, irrigation, etc. As the director of the Climate Change program my team’s focus is on linking science with decision makers and the generation of climate change adaptation policies.

  • #10962
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    SEVERE FOSSI TUEKAM
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    Hello everyone,
    I am Sévère FOSSI, Lecturer at the Université Agricole de Management des Métiers de la Production (UAMMP) in Yaoundé, in Cameroun. I am also a researcher at the Laboratory of Agro-Pastoral Hydraulics, Environment and Societies (LAPHES) where my researches focus on climate information and water management for production systems.

  • #10972
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    Frederik Pischke
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    Hi, my name is Frederik Pischke, I work for the Global Water Partnership (GWP) at the World Meteorological Organization to develop the joint WMO/GWP Programmes on Drought and Flood Management. I am focusing on developing the Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) in the Horn of Africa, West Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, South Asia and Latin America. I have worked on water issues for over 10 years with the UN, regional development banks, research institutions and governments, mainly in the Americas and Asia. I will be facilitating the first module of this course and look forward to being in touch with you.

  • #10998
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    Fabiane Tasca
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    Hello everyone! I am Fabiane from Brazil.
    I am sanitarian and environmental engineer graduated from Federal University of Santa Catarina. I have master degree in environmental engineer (urban drainage).
    I work as an environmental specialist on the private sector focusing on water management. I would like to get knowledge about drought disaster preparedness, mitigation, rehabilitation; drought risk, vulnerability, impact management and tools to reduce the impact of it.

    I wish a great course to everyone. 🙂

  • #11025
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    Pheko
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    Hello all,I am Motlatsi Pheko,a former Msc water management-water quality management participant at UNESCO-ihe Institute for water education,Delft the Netherlands. I have been a Research Assistant at the National University of Lesotho working on wetland systems of Lesotho in collaboration with the Department of Water Affairs under the Ministry of Energy,Meteorology and Water Affairs. I am now working in this ministry

  • #11050
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    eralkhan
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    a.l.khan
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    hello everyone,
    i am alkhan from india.
    i am a civil engineering graduate from amu aligarh. having 33 years working experience in water resource development and management in u.p.irrigation and flood control department,lucknow,india.retired as a superintending engineer in 2013. presently working as state quality monitor in government of uttrakhand,dehradun,india.i am highly interested in water resource management for food security.
    a.l.khan

  • #11074
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    Laila1939
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    Hi I’m Laila OUALKACHA FROM Morocco; I am currently employed as an Adviser of the Executive Secretary of the Water Ministry in Rabat, Morocco. I worked during the last 4 years as a Programme Officer with the African Ministers’ Council on Water – AMCOW, based in Abuja, Nigeria.
    I am a qualified Hydraulic Engineer (Diploma). I qualified at the Agronomic and Veterinary Institute King Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco. My work is focused on water and related services since 1992 to date.

  • #11614
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    shamim
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    Hello every one. I am Shamim Memon from Pakistan , I am serving as Assistant professor in the department of Irrigation & Drainage, faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam . PAKISTAN. I did my masters in Hydropower development fron Norweigian University of Science & Technology (NTNU ), Trondhein, Norway.I would like to get knowledge about drought disaster preparedness, mitigation, rehabilitation; drought risk, vulnerability, management and tools to reduce the impact of it.

    I am Glad to meet you all in this forum.
    Thanks for the Cap-Net for providing this valuable opportunity.

  • #11725
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    cndzabandzaba
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    Hi all.
    I’m Coli Ndzabandzaba. I have been teaching for about 4 years since 2007 and been in the consulting industry for about 3 years. I’m currently pursuing my postgraduate studies at Rhodes University, in South Africa.

  • #14477
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    divinya
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    Hi everyone… I am divinya from India. My profession was teaching, until joining under a Watershed development organisation before two months. My project specialisation includes climate variability analysis and DSS for watershed development.

  • #14479
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    ayalew
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    Hello,
    I am Ayalew Wondie from Ethiopia. Working as University instructor at Bahir Dar University. Professionally I am a limnologist and have been teaching and conducting research on aquatic and wetland ecosystems for the last 10 years.Currently I started this course and eager to get more knowledge and experience share from the training.

  • #14480
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    Younis Aziz
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    Salam Everyone, This Muhammad Younis, B.E Civil Engineer and I am Working with UNICEF Pakistan, as WASH Engineer

    • #14497
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      a.avocanh
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      Hi everyone!
      I am Adolphe AVOCANH, working as basin coordinator at the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL). I am participant of this training and higly appreciate the initiative. I like providing lecture in Integrated Rural Develpment and Food Security.

      Welcome to all of you.
      Thanks to Damian, Indica and Klas

  • #14500
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    cledirmendes
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    Hello everyone, I am Brazilian, economist specializing in environmental economics and currently studying for a master’s degree in water resource management and regulation and specialization in the elaboration and management of municipal projects for water resources. I work at the Municipal Department of Environment of my city. A great course for all of us.

  • #14511
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    Aik.Tsakanika
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    Hi! My name is Aikaterini Tsakanika from Greece. I am a PhD student in Public Policies Development and Strategies at the Institute of Economics,IE-UFRJ, and I am also part of the Global South Internship programme of the Rio+Center, the UNDP world center for sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • #14512
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    joaop
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    Hello There! Im Joao Paulo de Cortes, geographer and professor at West Pará Federal University in Santarém-Brasil (UFOPA). I´ve experience in environmental planning and issues related to water management from technical works and a routine inside the water basin comittes in southeast Brasil. Currently my position in the middle of Amazon take me new challenges, in which indigenous people are central. Hope to get productive discussions with you all!

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