29-31 May 2013, Delft, The Netherlands

CD Symposium
Developing Capacity from Rio to Reality: Who's Taking the Lead?

Capacity Development Networks

Capacity building networks have emerged globally in recent years as strategic responses to the demands for increased skills and capacities in the water sector leading towards the implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM). These types of networks constitute inclusive alliances - at country, region, or global levels - formed by institutions as universities, resources centres, associations, NGOs, government offices, water management agencies, and UN bodies. More than 10 years of working experience has shown that networks add value to capacity building. However, there is still room to explore why networks are functional; what are the drivers and values that make networks efficient, learning, and growing endeavours? Understanding the functioning of networks is key to understanding why networks produce certain outcomes, enabling increased impact and for replication. The session will address these issues by focusing on the values and forces that lie beneath the surface and enable collaboration.

Convening organisations
Cap-Net UNDP with partner networks

Kees Leendertse (Cap-Net UNDP)