Building for Integrated Watershed
Management in Eastern Africa
University of Siegen kindly announces the start of the EU-Project
“Capacity Building for Integrated Watershed Management in
Eastern Africa (IWMNet)” at 1st October 2007. This project is
funded by the European Union under the 9th European Development Fund
(EDF), ACP-EU Water Facility and scheduled from 1.10.2007 to 30.9.2010.
The three-year project is coordinated by University of Siegen. Partners
University (Kenya) , University Dar Es Saalam (Tanzania)
University (Uganda) , Arba Minch University
(Ethiopia) , German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Kenya
Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Tanzania , German
Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (Germany)
on the International Master’s Programme in Integrated
Watershed Management established at Kenyatta University in 2006 the
project is designed to continue capacity building on Integrated
Watershed Management to strengthen the ongoing water sector reform
processes in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
activities for capacity building will be implemented on three levels
considering existing policies, programmes and activities in the partner
countries as basis.
regional level academic education will be improved and extended based
on the international master’s programme on
“Integrated Watershed Management” established at
Kenyatta University, Nairobi in co-operation with 5 regional partners
(IWMNet - Network Integrated Watershed Management).
regulator level Water Resources Management Authorities will be offered
specialized training on IWRM and related issues (coordinated with the
master’s programme by selecting teaching modules as training
local level associations of water users will be assisted in drafting
and executing Sub-Catchment Management Plans.
context pilot catchments will play an important role as they provide
the basis for several research activities (MSc, PhD and research group
levels) and for sharing practical experiences in drafting participatory
catchment management plans.