We are so proud to announce that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has published our two works:
The second publication “LES PROCESSUS PARTICIPATIFS DE GOUVERNANCE ENVIRONNEMENTALE EN AFRIQUE: EXPERIENCES LOCALES POUR DES PERSPECTIVES GLOBALES” is based on ECOPAS project "Harmonization project of peri-urban dynamics for a Participatory Ecology of the Communes of Sam Notaire, Ndiarème Limamoulaye, Wakhinane Nimzatt and Yeumbeul Nord " promoted by the NGO CISV in collaboration with Hydroaid, the University of Turin, the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, the SUNUGAL and FONGS and funded by the European Union. The project can be summed up as support for the implementation of participatory processes in four municipalities on the outskirts of Dakar in Senegal in five areas: water resources, forest resources, food, biotechnologies and land use. The theme of water was particularly in-depth and is the main subject of this publication.
Here you can download the publication in English “SANITATION IN AFRICA: CHALLENGES, BEST PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION" and here you can download the second one in French “LES PROCESSUS PARTICIPATIFS DE GOUVERNANCE ENVIRONNEMENTALE EN AFRIQUE: EXPERIENCES LOCALES POUR DES PERSPECTIVES GLOBALES”
The course will take place from 10 th May to 27 th June 2021 . Only the applications sent before 25th April 2021 will be considered.
The application for the technical e-learning course on WASTEWATER TREATMENT is open! This e-learning course, accessible through the web platform “Moodle”, is addressed to managers, mid-level decision makers and technicians operating in the fields of wastewater treatment from developing and emerging countries.
All didactic material will be available only in English. For this reason, a good knowledge of English language is a compulsory requirement for the attendance of the program.
The course will take place from 25 th May to 23 rd August 2020 (13 weeks, 8 didactic units).
Only the applications sent before May, Tuesday 12, 2020 will be considered.
Please click here and follow the instructions to apply.
SMART- Integrated Intervention on ‘Sanitation Marketing, Agriculture, Rural Development and Transformation’ in Gambella Region works to enhance better living conditions and resilience of communities and villages in Gambella Region using community-led approach. By increasing access to basic sanitation, better knowledge of agriculture, awareness on hygiene and sanitation practices, S.M.A.R.T. contributes to the improvement of health and general wellbeing of communities in six localities of Gambella.
As partner of the project, from 10th to 21st February, Hydroaid will organise an on-site training in Gambella for 14 officials of the Regional Bureaus. The topics will be water governance, and sanitation planning. It is an important opportunity to exchange know-how and experiences between Hydroaid and the local Ethiopian partners. This is the spirit of our mission!
The project is promoted by AMREF, co-funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and implemented in partnership with VIS-Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo, Salesians of Don Bosco, Hydroaid, Museke Foundation, Metropolitan City of Turin and Polytechnic of Turin.
Through the last decades, international cooperation has invested increasing resources on the issue of local governance with the aim of promoting and strengthening the capacities of local authority. In particular, the local governance of water services has been consolidated as a catalyst for local development to generate and implement policies and services that are better suited to the needs of different contexts. Good governance of water services generates long-term impacts on the economic, social and political processes which establishes, even at the global level, relationships between territories and communities.
Hydroaid - International School of Water for Development, in collaboration with the Metropolitan City of Turin and the Arco Latino network, thanks the financial support of the Autorità d'Ambito n.3 "Torinese" - the local authority of water services - isorganizing an international round table on “WATER AND CLIMATE - Common coordinates for a dialogue between Europe and Africa” .
Through the dialogue between European and African experts, the Round Table intends to conduct participants in the analysis and comparisons of the different models of governance of water services, local good practices as well as challenges that are, nowadays, crucial issues for sustainable development.
"Water knowledge”, the Egyptian-Italian Water Training Programme, is a project financed by the Italian Cooperation Development Agency which main objective is the enhancement of specific and professional knowledge in the field of water management, as well as a shared vision on water as valuable contribution to improve an integrated approach on water management at the institutional levels.
The programme intends to contribute to the improvement of capacities of relevant Egyptian training provider in the field of water management by ensuring a flexible and efficient training hub in Egypt and in the region. In particular, it will focus on the improvement of the technical infrastructure and equipment of the Regional Training Sector for Water Resources and Irrigation (RTSWRI) in order to ensure the capacity of hosting an innovative water training hub in the region and contribute to the improvement of water quality and governance, hygiene and nutritional services through an integrated approach.
“Water Knowledge” is the result of a process aimed at developing initiatives within the national Egyptian strategy 2030 for Sustainable Development, which involved CHIEAM Bari – the Italian branch of CIHEAM, a Mediterranean intergovernmental organization devoted to the sustainable development of agriculture and fisheries, food and nutrition security and rural and coastal areas. – Hydroaid – Water Development Management Institute, the Cairo office of the Italian Cooperation Development Agency and the Egyptian Regional Training Sector for Water Resources and Irrigation (RTSWRI).
The programme, officially approved in March 2019, will last 24 month and will include high level training courses in Egypt, e-learning training modules and technical visits in Italy for the benefit of around 900 participants among junior Egyptian employees in the water sector, senior officials from key ministries dealing with water management issues at different levels, regional water officials from countries of the Nile basin, trainers and lab technicians.
The expected result is, on one hand, the enhancement of the technical infrastructure and the equipment of the RTSWRI and, on the other hand, the improvement of the water training system with regard to teaching methodologies, managerial skills for trainers and knowledge acquisition for trainees.
On the occasion of this year's World Water Day, SMAT, the Turin Water utility, organized the evente "Water within the 2030 Agenda", in close collaboration with Hydroaid, Cinemambiente and the ATO3 Water Authority.
During the event primary and secondary school students took part in the educational quiz "YouLabWater" to test their knowledge on the different aspects of water resourcse and answered questions on the origin, distribution, availability in nature and consumption of water, as well as the questions about the integrated water service and its management.
The initiative was part of "WWW-Worldwide Water Week" the route towards the 2019 World Water Day a project promoted by Hydroaid thanks the supportro of ATO3 and included among the events of the United Nations World Water Day.
Dans le cadre du projet financé par l’Union européenne au Sénégal « Harmonisation des dynamiques périurbaines pour une Ecologie Participative des Communes Sam Notaire, Ndiarème Limamoulaye, Wakhinane Nimzatt et Yeumbeul Nord – ECOPAS », Hydroaid, partenaire du projet, est à la recherche d’un consultant/bureau d’étude pour la réalisation d’ une cartographies des ressources en eau. Pour postuler télécharger le document en pdf ci-dessous.
WWW - Worldwide Water Week, the route towards the 2019 World Water Day for two-hundred first level secondary school students of the Metropolitan Area of Turin, Italy. This initiative, promoted by Hydroaid as part of the World Water Day events and realized thanks to the financial support of the ATO3 - the Turin water authority - in partnership with SMAT – the Turin water utility – has the objective of sensitizing and acquainting youngsters to a mindful and sustainable use of water resources.
WWW – Worldwide Water Week will encourage a conscious and sustainable use of water resources with specific regard to climate changes and the impacts of these on water resources, as one of the fundamental aspect of the 2030 Agenda. Worldwide Water Week will promote a world-wide social campaign, from 14 January to 22 March, through Facebook and Instagram, during which the sharing of texts, graphics, video clips, web pages, links and hashtags will contribute to the dissemination of a water culture focused on the intergenerational sustainability. From 18 to 22 March the first level secondary school students will take part to “YouLab Water” – the water lab specifically designed for school students – and on March 22nd the participating schools will be part of the initiatives organized by SMAT for the World Water Day and awarded with a certificate of participation. Worldwide Water Week, the route towards 2019 World Water Day!
As part of the project "Water Diplomacy, Culture and Sustainability - The Nile River, researches, cinema and music" – an initiative promoted by the Center for African Studies which proposes a moment of reflection on different but complementary issues of water management, including the delicate international relations between the Nile Basin States, the issue of water sustainability and the access to water – Hydroaid has contributed to the organization of the international conference "The Nile, Water Diplomacy and Sustainability" which will be held at the University Campus "Luigi Einaudi" in Turin on 14 November at 9.00. The conference presents two sessions on the issues of sustainability, culture and water diplomacy. The first, with the intervention of international experts and researchers from European and African universities, will tackle the issue of the "hydropolitcs" issue of the Nile basin, while the second proposes a high-level debate with diplomatic representatives from the three main Nile Basin countries (Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan) on climate change and the impact on water resources. Ambassador Giuseppe Mistretta, former Ambassador of Italy to Ethiopia and currently Director of Sub-Saharan Africa to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will provide the final remarks of this important event.