29-31 May 2013, Delft, The Netherlands

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

Good Practices in e-Learning for Water Sector Capacity Development

The water sector is knowledge intensive; therefore, improving the means for spreading knowledge in order to effectively reach a wider audience is important if people are to face various water-related challenges.

For international organizations and UN institutions engaged in capacity development, e-learning represents an opportunity to reach a large number of widespread learners. E-learning is becoming more and more globally accessible, following the proliferation of communication technologies. However, there are still limits, for example in reaching the poorest of the poor. This session aims to share good practices in e-learning in water sector capacity development, especially as already used and displayed by members and partners engaged in the UN-Water mechanism. Good practice usually combines interactive learning content and possibilities of experience sharing between learners in virtual learning environments or complementary face-to-face events. Speakers will share with the audience their good practices from e-learning initiatives in different regions and a wide range of water topics.

Convening organisation
UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC)

Daniel Tsegai (UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development UNW-DPC)


  •  Daniel Tsegai, Researcher, UNW-DPC
  •  Jennifer Durley, Project Officer, UNU-INWEH
  •  Jens Liebe, Programme Officer, UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development
  •  Carlos Lopez Vazquez, Senior Lecturer in Wastewater Treatment Technology, IHE Delft
  •  Francoise Ndoume, Project Manager, Water Integrity Network