The Fragrance of Chinese Culture on Silk Road Programme is initiated by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the PRC (SARFT) for implementing “One Belt One Road”(OBOR) that promotes cultural and technical exchanges between China and neighboring countries for the regional development, integration and economic growth. In Work Package 1, GWP China is strengthening the south-south cooperation with 3 Asian RWPs and other RWPs in Africa if it is possible, for which we shall collaborate with the China Water and Power Press (CWPP) that is under the charge of SARFT and allocated with €135,500 for the first phase from mid-2017 to 2018. Another two co-organizers are the International Center on Small Hydro Power (IN-SHP) and the North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power.
As the royal and close partner, CWPP is in the process of applying for “the Fragrance of Chinese Culture on Silk Road Programme” issued by SARFT in early 2017. The Programme is initiated for echoing the “GO OUT” strategies of President XI Jinping, which is well known as “One Belt One Road” (OBOR).
The programme is expected to offer aids to other countries in technologies, education, digital and information platforms, etc. and promote cultural and technical exchanges between China and neighboring countries. GWP China shares common mission with CWPP in promoting interregional and transboundary cooperation of water and climate adaptation. The programme will be under CWPP and jointly implemented by GWP China, International Center on Small Hydro Power (IN-SHP) and North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power (NCWU). It would keep balance of gender and cover the group of policymakers, technicians, youth professionals from water related sectors within and beyond China. The activities would reflect the demands of target groups by prophase investigation, questionnaires, interviews, lessons learnt, etc. The capacity building trainings are organized in the campus of NCWU. The training materials enclose principles and practice of IWRM, water security and sustainable development, environment and ecosystem protection, climate adaptation and financing, water technologies, new powers, water use efficiency, water technical terms and glossary in different languages, cross-cultural communication, brief history and geography of OBOR countries, etc. to foster compound talents underpinning the “GO OUT” strategies and helping enhance regional development, integration and economic growth.