Water and Poverty Alleviation: a Dialogue for Action, Durban, South Africa, 11-13 October 2010

September 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

This dialogue will present the experiences of the Danida supported DWA-COGTA-SALGA Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) programme. The South African Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF), with the assistance of the Royal Danish Government (Danida), initiated the programme in 2000 to pilot IWRM approaches in three water management areas of South Africa. Almost eighty projects have been implemented. In the majority of cases projects have been identified, designed and implemented by the communities themselves as contracting parties.

Objectives:

  • To showcase how communities can be empowered to engage in service delivery to improve livelihoods and
  • community wellbeing
  • To develop a policy dialogue around these issues in line with current government policies and thinking on
  • poverty alleviation and rural development with water as the catalyst
  • Lateral thinking, especially in relation to cooperative governance
  • Procurement issues, contracting of communities, technical call down facility

Download the full announcement and registration form from www.iwrm.co.za

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Entry filed under: Archived Events 2010, South Africa, Sustainable services, Water resources management. Tags: , , , .

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Forthcoming events and training courses on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). A Source News Service blog by IRC.

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