Training water integrity trainers with the GIZ

The Water Authority installed a free clean drinking water outlet for the poor living around Gulshan, Dhaka. But as normal corrupt practice in Bangladesh would have it: people have to pay!

Andrea van der Kerk, an independent consultant on projects related to water governance and communications, attended the event on behalf of WIN – a network  created to respond to increasing concerns among water and anti-corruption stakeholders over corruption in the water sector.

What is water integrity? Why is it important? How can it be promoted? These were some of the key questions addressed in the Training of Trainers (ToT) course on water integrity, organised by GIZ in May 2012.

Experts from GIZ, UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI (WGF), IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre and the Water Integrity Network (WIN) instructed a group of 21 experienced trainers from the Middle East and Africa to familiarise them with the topic of water integrity and the “Training Manual on Water Integrity”, a tool developed by WGF, Cap-Net, WaterNet and WIN. Apart from learning more about water integrity, I participated in the training to see how this concept can be integrated into (existing) water governance programmes and projects.

Read more on the Water Integrity Network blog

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