29-31 May 2013, Delft, The Netherlands

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

Human Resource Capacity Gaps in the Water and Sanitation sector

The term capacity development implies that we know what capacity needs to be developed in the water and sanitation sector. Surprisingly, before IWA developed a method to assess the human resource capacity in the sector at national level, information on country sector capacity was unknown. Now, a few years and 15 country assessments later, IWA can claim that the professional capacity in many countries is underrated in importance and insufficient to meet national and or international targets. This session sheds light on the bottlenecks of professional capacity, the complexity assessments and recommendations to address the gaps, by providing a synthesis presentation and presenting an in-depth country assessment. Overall. the session aims to stimulate debate on how to move from the results of the assessment to taking action on the results.

Convening organisation
International Water Association (IWA)

Minnie Hildebrand (IWA)