Mauritius, Pointe aux Piments - The Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities organised a workshop aiming at identifying gender gaps and recommend measures to be taken so as to promote gender equality in the water sector. Around 30 participants from the public and private sectors attended the initiative held at Le Meridien Hotel in Pointe aux Piments. An expert on gender mainstreaming, Mrs Vasudha Pangare, was hired by the Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS Integrated Water Resources Management Project to support the development of guidelines and indicators for mainstreaming gender in the water, wastewater…continue reading →
Nairobi, Kenya - Last month the entry of Carla Rebelo (right on the picture), from Sao Tome and Principe, was selected as the winning entry of the Water4Islands Photo Contest organised in 6 Small Islands States (Cabo Verde, Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles and Sao Tome and Principe) to celebrate World Water Day 2017. The winner attended the Stockholm World Water Week from 27 August to 01 September 2017. We gathered her thoughts about the entire experience below. 1) What did you learn about water at the world water week? The most important aspect I…continue reading →
Nairobi, Kenya – Last month the entry of Mahesh Kumar Aungnoo (left on the picture), from Mauritius, was selected as the 2 winning entries of the Water4Islands Photo Contest organised in 6 Small Islands States (Cabo Verde, Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles and Sao Tome and Principe) to celebrate World Water Day 2017. The winner attended the Stockholm World Water Week from 27 August to 01 September 2017. We gathered his thoughts about the entire experience below. What did you learn about water at the world water week? Water is a natural resource but also…continue reading →
Praia City, 19 September 2017 - In order to develop the capacity of water professionals from several national institutions of Cabo Verde to identify strategies for managing and adapting to climate change, the National Agency for Water and Sanitation of Cabo Verde conducted workshop on how to use the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management to develop strategies to adapt to climate change and better manage flood risks. The two days event took place in the city of Praia. The workshop was divided in different themes: Assessing the impacts of climate change in…continue reading →
Mauritius, 03 September 2017 - A gender awareness workshop was conducted by the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities of Mauritius . The event gathered 18 participants, among which high level officials from the Central Water Authority, the Water Resources Unit and the Wastewater Management Authority. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Mauritius also attended and participated in the discussion. Participants engaged in a lively debate and contributed ideas and views about perceived and real gender inequalities in Mauritius. Connections were made to the water sector and water utilities. Main…continue reading →
Mahe, Seychelles - On 29 August 2017, the ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change of Seychelles conducted a training on negotiation, conflict management and resolution mechanisms in the context Integrated Water Resources Management. The training gathered 18 participants, among which members of Caiman and Val d’En D’Or watershed committees established by the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EBA) project that is also implemented by the ministry. The Government of the Seychelles recently embraced the principles of sustainability and equity that underlie the IWRM concept and moved to adopt a National Water Policy and accompanying IWRM Plan. It…continue reading →
Praia, Cabo Verde - Experts from the water, agriculture, energy and private sector met in the city of Praia for a three days national workshop on the reuse of treated wastewater in the context of climate change.
Moroni, Comoros - A Regional Training of Trainers on "Climate Change Adaption and Flood Management in the Context of Integrated Water Resources Management" was organised in Moroni, Comoros. Over 30 professionals from Indian and Atlantic Ocean Small Islands Developing States gathered at the Retaj Hotel from May 22 to 24, 2017, to attend the event.
Moroni, Comoros - Within the framework of the implementation of the Integrated Water Resources Management in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Small Island Developing States (IWRM AIO SIDS) project, the General Directorate of Environment and Forests (DGEF) of Comoros organized a national workshop on conflict management and resolution mechanisms in Moroni on 17 and 18 January 2017.
São Tomé and Príncipe - A team of 5 water experts from Cabo Verde travelled to São Tomé and Príncipe for 5 days to meet national representatives from the water sector and exchanges best practices in the field of water management.