29-31 May 2013, Delft, The Netherlands

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

The Local Challenge: the Role of Citizens in CD to Address their Needs

This session explores how capacity development is being shaped or influenced by local stakeholders, their knowledge and interests so that increased effectiveness and higher levels of local ownership may be achieved. It does so by drawing on varied experiences with capacity development in different contexts. Case studies are presented that range from capacity development through direct participation in rural-urban communities in Brazil to capacity development in the context of climate change and water scarcity in Sri Lanka. Experience with capacity development for multiple stakeholders and for vulnerable groups in the Lake Victoria region is also drawn upon. These presentations will be followed by group and plenary discussions to discuss in more detail how capacity development can become more effective and efficient by drawing on the knowledge and experiences of participants.

Convening organisations
IHE Delft & Institute of Environment and Water

Annabell Waititu (Institute of Environment and Water) & Maarten Blokland (IHE Delft)