About Capacity Building

Capacity building – at the individual, institutional, and societal levels – is an important means to further IWRM principles and boost the overall quality of water governance structures.

GWP’s capacity building initiatives are aimed at supporting beneficiaries in: (1) understanding the obstacles that prevent them from fully realizing their development goals; and (2) finding the appropriate mechanisms in overcoming the challenges identified. Capacity building does not necessarily refer to a one-off intervention; it is an ongoing process that involves continuous rounds of stakeholder engagement, evaluation and readjustments.

GWP’s Capacity Building Initiatives

Building capacity is integral to GWP’s mission to achieve water security. The objective of GWP’s capacity building activities fall into two broad categories:

  • IWRM Capacity Building – focuses on water governance from a holistic (IWRM) point of view. It is therefore concerned with raising awareness on the enabling environment, the institutional arrangements, and management instruments that support good water governance.
  • Thematic Capacity Building – explores key critical challenges to water security and introduces dimensions of IWRM which can bring solutions to the specific issues.

 GWP collaborates with a wide range of international, regional and local partners in providing capacity building which responds to the needs of the beneficiaries. Capacity building activities are carried out in GWP’s regions and countries with individuals and organisations at all levels – e.g., from farming associations to national policy makers.