GWP Malaysia and the Global Environment Centre co-organised a Regional Training of Trainers course on Ecosystem Services and IWRM on 18-21 June 2012. It was targeted to enable greater awareness and understanding on ecosystem management based on a holistic and sustainable manner aimed at empowering relevant stakeholders in Malaysia with knowledge and skills needed to adopt the ecosystem services concept.
The objective was that participants understand and familiarize themselves with ecosystem services as well as IWRM concepts and issues. The participants were expected to do their own valuation on Ecosystems and Environmental Services in addition to applying water management tools for ecosystem management, understand and implement the institutional arrangements and legal frameworks in their respective organisation and country. The training materials were adopted from the International Ecosystem Function and IWRM, conducted in Costa Rica.
The training was organised in partnership with Cap-Net. Thirty participants came from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Philippines and Timor Leste. Local participants were from the public sector, private companies, and NGOs.