Citizens’ participation in water resources management is a buzz word that has received attention from donor organisations and governments. Participatory approaches are implemented in countless development projects and programs, particularly in developing countries. But the question is, what sort of “participatory” governance do we need – as development professionals in the water sector – to achieve development goals (e.g. SDG 6)?
With Egypt’s National Steering Committee’s (NSC) members working steadily and ceaselessly towards competently implementing the ReWater project, a number of 14 representatives affiliated to diverse entities, elevated collaboration for combating challenges to higher levels.
IWMI’s MENA office organized and hosted a fruitful meeting in Cairo on the 10th of December 2019. The ReWater MENA project’s partners’ remarkable gathering was attended by 10 distinct representatives, comprising 3 of which were delegates of the project’s donor; the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
On Tuesday the 3rd of December 2019, ReWater MENA project carried out the second National Learning Alliance in Jordan. The NLA took place at the premises of a Community Based Organization (CBO) in the Northern Jordan Valley, where a group of approximately 25 diverse stakeholders were invited to participate. The invited stakeholders were representatives presenting; farmers from the Northern Jordan Valley, German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Jordan, Royal Scientific Society (RSS), Jordan Valley Authority, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACUWA) and the Ministry of Environment.