The Network of Asian River Basins Organizations (NARBO) Online Training Course on River Basin Management (RBM) will enable professionals to further develop their skills in the field. The course seeks to stimulate knowledge acquisition and capacity building to improve the implementation of strategies and decision making processes for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), with emphasis on planning and the role of RBOs as the key player to implement RBM. The course takes a proactive approach and promotes the exchange of experiences among participants from a very practical point of view: from water manager to water manager.
- promotes the exchange of experiences and institutional capacity building for integrated management of water resources in Asian countries,
- updates knowledge of the fundamentals in the different processes of integrated RBM,
- provides knowledge oriented to the improvement of management skills and global vision of the different processes and elements for decision making in the planning and management of river basins, and
- contributes to the development of methodologies to guide integrated management of river basins.
This course is designed to meet the needs of professional public officials and technicians working in RBOs and government agencies responsible for water resources or river basin management in ADB member countries. Applicants from international development agencies, water user associations, NGOs and academic institutions may also apply.
Eligible participants will be water management practitioners (at least middle-management level) with a university background and good English level. The course will be delivered in English.
The course is being organized by NARBO and ADB, in partnership with the Ebro River Water Authority (Spain), CEDDET Foundation (Spain), Japan Water Agency, Laguna Lake Development Authority (Philippines), Centre for Sustainable Water Resources Development and Climate Change Resilience (Viet Nam), and Jasa Tirta I Public Corporation (Indonesia).
Candidates interested to join the course are encouraged to visit CEDDET's web page to create their free account (registration). Once registered, candidates must complete the online application form for the course by 8 September 2013 to participate in the selection process. Applications are both for the course and the grants. It is required to fill in the CV with contact details and professional data, and also details of the candidate's professional sponsor.
The selection process will start immediately after the application deadline and up to 35 participants will be selected to participate in the online course with an ADB grant, covering registration and tuition fees only. All candidates will be informed the result of the selection process during the week before the course starts on 23 September 2013.