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UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI (WGF). Provides policy support and technical advice on water governance reform upon developing country request. Develops, promotes and applies water governance tools and methodologies, including assessments and capacity development materials

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Undp water governance facility at siwi wgf
UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI (WGF)

  • Provides policy support and technicaladvice on water governance reform upon developing country request.

  • Develops, promotes and applies water governance tools and methodologies, including assessments and capacity development materials

  • Knowledge management: Enhances knowledge on water governance

  • WGF works in multiple thematic areas, e.g.:

  • Water supply and sanitation

  • Transboundary Water

  • Integrated Water Resources Management

  • Cross-cutting: Gender, water integrity, HRBA


Water integrity
Water Integrity

  • Integrity – anti-corruption

  • Transparency * Accountability * Participation

  • Regional training programs Sub-Saharan Africa…

  • Support local training Costa Rica…


Recent work on governance assessments and knowledge management
Recent work on governanceassessments and knowledge management!

  • How to assess governance – with emphasis on process & stakeholder involvement

  • with WIN, PACDE and Oslo Governance Centre

  • Conclusions from MDG-F KM on water and sanitation governance…… KM must be planned and resourced … hard analytical work!


Conclusions from knowledge management initiative
… conclusions from knowledge management initiative

  • Combine ‘soft’ (governance) and ‘hard’ (infrastructure) components!

    • Dialogue – should ground all investments

    • Capacity and organization - > sustainability

  • Example of knowledge management at community level:Video: How to jointly manage a scheme in Ngäbe Buglé, Panama

  • Infrastructure helps to ground in concrete realities!


Human rights based approaches and managing water resources
Human rights-based approaches and managing water resources

Explores the implications of a HRBA to water resources allocation in a developing country context.

  • IWRM often weakest w.r.t. social Equity

  • IWRM & HRBA mutually reinforcing

    Reviewing different allocation regimes…

  • Riparian/land ownership excludes landless

  • Customary rights – preserves existing hierarchies

  • Administrative permits – often for large scale developments

    HRBA-potential among permits, although administratively cumbersome + to protect rights of free use…

    Key points:

  • HR enshrined into national law

  • Capacity building

  • Citizen awareness and oversight


Mutual rights and shared responsibilities in water services management
Mutual Rights and Shared Responsibilities in Water Services Management

  • Explores relation between water users and water service providers

    • Examples from Albania and the Philippines

    • Consultation processes and documentation

      Rights and obligations of both parties

    • Facilitated by regulatory agencies


Socio cultural barriers in rural wash
Socio-cultural barriers in rural WaSH Management

  • Build relations of mutual respect and trust

  • Plan for the necessary time, local presence and flexibility

  • Include the range of responsible authorities, leadership structures as well as different groups within communities, and

  • Commit for a long-term support to monitor and sustain services

    underlying values of the intervention than to specific “dos and don’ts”.

  • Indigenous peoples – can benefit from HRBA to resources development as well as water and sanitation


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Thank You!

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