Invitation letter:

Date:                                                                                                 NEPAD SANWATCE Secretariat

          Stellenbosch,   7602

          South Africa

{NAME}

{ADDRESS}

 

 

Dear {NAME}

 

INVITATION TO A SADC-WIDE CONSULTATIVE SEMINAR:

Planning for the implementation of the 2nd phase of the Joint Learning Programme on the Sector Wide Approach in the water sector.

 

You are cordially invited to attend a consultative seminar for the planning of the 2nd phase of the Joint Learning Programme on the Sector Wide Approach in the water sector for the SADC Region, to take place on 14 and 15 June 2012 in Gaborone, Botswana.

 

The objectives of the seminar will be:

 

(i) Have a common understanding of the  Sector Wide Approach and the role of capacity development;

(ii) Identify technical/scientific priorities (thematic areas) of partner countries;

(iii) Testing of appropriate methods of dialogue, awareness raising and coaching;

(iv) Knowledge Management Priorities for the Region;

(v) Capacity building needs and priorities for the Region;

(vi) Get inputs to the planning of country seminars.

 

Your attendance to this planning seminar will be highly appreciated, as we view your input as valuable for the SADC-Region.

 

Should you be able to attend, please advise the task leader, Dr. Piet Kenabatho (University of Botswana) by no later than 11 May 2012. He can be contacted at kenabatho@mopipi.ub.bw

 

If you would like to rad more about the NEPAD Southern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence, please visit our website at www.nepadwatercoe.org

 

Your sincerely

 

 

Mr. Nico Elema

(Programme Manager: NEPAD Southern African Network of Water Centres of Excellence)

      

 

 

 

 SADC Regional Consultative Seminar

     (an overview to stimulate discussion: Eberhard, 17.4.12)

 

Objective

Planning for the implementation of the 2nd phase of the Joint Learning Programme on the Sector Wide Approach in the water sector:

(i) Have a common understanding of the  Sector Wide Approach and the role of capacity development;

(ii) Identify technical/scientific priorities (thematic areas) of partner countries;

(iii) Testing of appropriate methods of dialogue, awareness raising and coaching;

(iv) Knowledge Management Priorities for the Region

(v) Capacity building needs and priorities for the Region

(vi) Get inputs to the plannning of country seminars

Date

14/15 June 2012

 

Venue

Gaborone

 

Participants

 

Africa

NEPAD,  AMCOW,  AMCOST

3

SADC

Water Division,  Science & Technology Division

3

Country WRM

Botswana Ministry of Water Affairs

1

RBOs

ORASECOM, LIMCOM, Mzangwane Catchment (Zim),

1

Development sectors

Food security, Environment, Health

3

Local

Local Government

1

NGO, CBO’s

NGO Associations and CBO’s

1

Knowledge sector

Global Water Partnership, WaterNet,  Univ. of Botswana, (Cap-Net?)

SA Water Research Commission

5

National and International Cooperation Partners

GIZ, ADB, DBSA

1

Water COEs

List the 8 -

CSIR, UBot, UEM, UKZN, UMAL, UZAM

9

 

 

 

Total

 

28

 

Programme

Day 1

A. Protocols and Official Opening (Morning Session)

 

1.      Welcome Remarks: Dean (Faculty of Science, UB)

2.      Objectives of the Workshop: Mr Nico

3.      Keynote Address: Vice Chancellor, UB

4.      Remarks (SADC Water Division)

 

Tea Break…….

 

B. Presentations (as suggested by Eberhard)

 

Topics                                                                                 Introducers

COE vision and progress …………………………………..NEPAD

Water sector plans - the vision for Africa…………………AMCOW

Water sector plans implementation ……………………….SADC Water Div

NEPAD Water COE Pilot project …………………………Nico

Capacity development as part of Sector Wide Approach …Eberhard

Water capacity building in SADC ………………………GWP/WaterNet

Capacity gaps and strategy to address these…………Dominique and project team

Appropriate methods of communication.....................................Daniel

Identification of Knowledge Management priorities....................Jaqui

Input to planning of country seminars………………......…Keith

 

C: Are we going to need some breakaway discussions????

The ongoing interaction (joint learning) will be facilitated by presentations, demos, exhibits, learning games and recording of proceedings.

An overall facilitator with good personal relations within SADC could be very beneficial

 

Day 2 Programme:

 

Suggestions (we may move some of the presentations to day 2????)

 

 

Announcement of a consultative workshop within the SADC-region for the water-science sector

 

1.       Desired outcomes of Consultative workshop [FOR INTERNAL COMMUNICATION]

We would like to bring experts from the water-sector together, within the SADC-Region. Based on JLP 1.1-1.4, we are going to share knowledge; break in groups; unpack; feedback, and then summarise.

We want to improve the process, and identify gaps. Build capacity so that nations now need, and to assist donors to co-ordinate funding. Enabling countries.

 

2. Advanded communication. [FOR EXTERNAL COMMUNCIATION ONE WE HAVE FINALISED IT]

The NEPAD Southern African Water Centres of Excellence (SANWATCE) is an empowerment entity to assist water sector partners to implement AMCOW/AMCOST policy by facilitating research; training, capacity building and networking between institutions in the water-sector of the SADC-region.

We are currently funded by the European Commission; South African Department of Science and Technology and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Preamble: NEPAD WCoE

1.       We are here to consolidate and come to a regional agreement on what we think a Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) is for the sector in SADC;

2.       We have completed a task where we asked experts to give ideas on skills gaps in the region. Our findings are incomplete and we are looking at this workshop to get your expert inputs to validate our existing findings and to fill in the skills audit gaps.

3.       We have completed a task where we were asked to consider an appropriate communication strategy that will support SWAp and as we believe that Knowledge Management(KM) is central to the success to the NEPAD WCoE, we have given some thought as to what a Knowledge Management System (KMS) should look like and how this contribute to strengthening our sector.

4.       We have come to the point where we need your expert input to take the Communication and Knowledge Management Strategies forward.

5.       We cannot do this with you. We would like to present Communication Strategy to you and some ideas on how Communication Strategy might be approached.

6.       We also want to use this opportunity to reinforce the significance of the WCoE in the region.

7.       There will be a process of regional workshops in August 2012 and we need you to help us identify content and role-players

 

AGENDA: Opening by?

 

2.       Invites NB how many people [INTERNAL COMMUNICATION]

Note that our budget is EUR 20,000 for travel and subsistence. So, I think we must work on at least one person from each s is draft list compiled during the Feb 2012 working session held in Stellenbosch

SANWATCE + hub, thus 7+1 (8) and… (thiPartners countries ministries

○        DST’s from countries

○        DBSA /financing (ADB – Markus  WB)

○        SADC Agriculture

○        Waternet; GWP; Capnet

○        SADC Energy

○        NGO – water dialogue…

○        River basin organizations….

2 day max + 1 JRC workshop

●       Venue: Piet?

●      Preparations;

○     Prepare list of invites;

○      

●      Logistics; Neelsie travel – Accommodation – Keith 3 key hotels - GIZ

●      Date. 13-14 (15) June 2012

 

 

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