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RESOURCE CENTRE NETWORK APPROCH TO CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT IN WES. D. Bashir National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna. Presentation to the National Water Supply Training Network (NWSTN) Review Workshop at Rockview Hotel, Abuja on 23 rd – 24 th November 2005. Overview.

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RESOURCE CENTRE NETWORK APPROCH TO CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT IN WES

D. Bashir

National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna

Presentation to the

National Water Supply Training Network (NWSTN) Review Workshop at Rockview Hotel, Abuja on 23rd – 24th November 2005


Overview
Overview WES

  • What is Resource Centre Network (RCN)?

  • Main Objective of RCN

  • NWSS-RCN and its Objectives

  • Membership of NWSS-RCN

  • Criteria for Selecting Network Partners

  • NWSS-RCN Activities

  • Key Procedures for RCN Development and Activities

  • Issues to Consider in Group Discussions

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


What is Resource Centre Network? WES

A Resource Centre Network (RCN) is a partnership consisting of capacity development institutions with a core member coordinating the network and partner members located in different areas

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Main objective of rcn
Main Objective of RCN WES

To improve access to functional training, information and support to the various stakeholders

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


National Water Supply and Sanitation Resource Centre Network (NWSS-RCN)

The National Water Supply and Sanitation Resource Centre Network (NWSS-RCN) is a partnership consisting of capacity building institutions (CBIs) with NWRI as the core member coordinating the network and selected CBIs, located in different parts of Nigeria, as partner members

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Main objectives of nwss rcn
Main Objectives of NWSS-RCN (NWSS-RCN)

  • To facilitate developing the capacity of sector agencies,

  • provide functional training of sector professionals, technicians and managers

  • improve access to information and support to the various sector stakeholders

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Membership of nwss rcn

NWRI, (NWSS-RCN)Kaduna, Core RCN Partner

North-West RCN Partner

South-East RCN Partner

North-East RCN Partner

North-Central RCN Partner

South-West RCN Partner

South-South RCN Partner

Membership of NWSS-RCN

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Criteria for selection of network partners
Criteria for Selection of Network Partners (NWSS-RCN)

  • An established capacity building institution

  • Well established colleges, faculties, departments and units

  • Accredited academic programmes such as;

    • Engineering (Water Resources, Civil, Agricultural, Public Health, etc.)

    • Science (Chemistry, Microbiology, Geography)

    • Management (Economics, Sociology, Accounting, Business Admin., Public Admin.)

  • Qualified and experienced staff

  • Willingness to sign and implement the provisions of the MOU

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Nwss rcn activities

RCN (NWSS-RCN)

Development

Core

Services

Call-Down

Work

Planned

Works

NWSS-RCN Activities

NWSS-RCN

MOU

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Training (NWSS-RCN)

Activities

Training Needs

Assessments

Applied

Research

Training Impacts

Assessments

Institutional

Assessment for

Capacity Dev.

Core

Services

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Writing (NWSS-RCN)

Skills

Knowledge

Management

Presentation

Skills

Analytical

Skills

RCN Development

Capacity development of partner institutions through:

Remote

Training

Modules

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Planned Works (NWSS-RCN)

Development of

Training Materials

Development of

Extension Materials

Planned Works

Development of

Training Tools

Enquiry Services

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Call-down Work (NWSS-RCN)

  • Consultancy jobs from FMWR, SMWRs and/or any of the Development Partners, such as:

    • Monitoring of sector activities

    • Design of structures and facilities

    • Facilitating stakeholders meetings

    • Review of sector policies, strategies, standards, etc.

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Key procedures for rcn development and activities
Key Procedures for (NWSS-RCN)RCN Development and Activities

  • Review the NWSTN framework

  • Led by the FMWR

  • Coordinated by NWRI

  • Full participation by SWAs and CBIs

  • Endorsement by NCWR

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Key procedures for rcn development and activities1
Key Procedures for (NWSS-RCN)RCN Development and Activities

  • Collaborating Agreement (MOU)

  • To be signed by the CBI, NWRI and FMWR

  • spells out the conditions of the partnership

  • what are expected from each party

  • fees, daily rates, re-imbursibles

  • Reporting, invoicing, auditing, etc.

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Key procedures for rcn development and activities2
Key Procedures for (NWSS-RCN)RCN Development and Activities

  • RCN Planning Meeting

  • Decide on appropriate month and week

  • reports of activities carried out in the preceding year by partners are presented and discussed

  • activities to be carried out by each partner in the coming year are negotiated and agreed

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Key procedures for rcn development and activities3
Key Procedures for (NWSS-RCN)RCN Development and Activities

  • Work Order

  • Issued, for each activity, to the partner institution by the Task Manager of the activitywho is responsible for QA

  • spells out the ToR of the activitysuch as:

    • funds allocated for the activity,

    • duration of the activity and

    • expected output

  • payments are made against work carried out

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Key procedures for rcn development and activities4
Key Procedures for (NWSS-RCN)RCN Development and Activities

  • Bi-annual Meetings with FMWR

  • National Water Supply Training Committee (NWSTC) meets bi-annually at FMWR, Abuja

  • FMWR puts forward the activities it wants the RCN to handle

  • Critical issues are discussed and conflicts resolved

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


Issues to consider in group discussions
Issues to Consider in Group Discussions (NWSS-RCN)

  • Consider and discuss the proposed transformation of the NWSTN to NWSS-RCN

  • Identify the likely problems and constraints the proposed NWSS-RCN will face

  • Present how your Agency will participate in the activities of the Proposed NWSS-RCN

  • Suggest ways to fund the activities of the proposed NWSS-RCN

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


THANKS FOR LISTENING (NWSS-RCN)

D. Bashir: RCN Approach to Capacity Dev. in WES


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