Tunisia hosts initial training on LWSAP
An initial training on local water security action planning (LWSAP) within the WaSe component of the WATER SUM project was held September 28-October 1, 20106, in Hammamet, Tunisia. The trainers were Danko Aleksic (REC), Slobodan Milutinovic (external expert), and Sameeh Nuimat (IUCN ROWA).
The main objectives of the training were:
- to present the LWSAP methodology to the representatives of 20 new Tunisian CDRAs in order to pique their interest in continuing the project;
- to involve local coordinators in the training by giving them an opportunity to present their field experience in implementing the methodology; and
- to discuss draft LWSAPs and lists of priority actions for each of the four delegations, together with representatives of newly invited CRDAs.
The event was organised by the REC and supported by the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA), and brought together 40 participants from new CRDAs in Tunisia.
After the introductory presentations, the LWSAP methodology was successfully introduced to representatives of 20 Tunisian CRDAs. It was generally concluded that this kind of participatory approach is new in Tunisia. Many participants commented on the methodology and offered suggestion on how it could be adapted to the country’s conditions and circumstances. The field experiences that local coordinators shared attracted considerable attention and were discussed intensively.