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The 2014 edition of World Water Week, held during the first week of September, saw over 2,500 participants from international institutions, NGOs, civil society, private companies, the media, citizens and other stakeholders from the across the world. This event has been the biggest international event on the water and sanitation calendar over the last few years and a space for exchange, innovation and creativity.
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BEWOP will be hosting a Knowledge Management workshop for utilities on 19th September in Hanoi, Vietnam, within the framework of the 37 WEDC International Conference.
Water operators rely on a sound knowledge base to sustain and improve their performance. While Water Operator Partnerships (WOPs) are enjoying increasing popularity as a way of transferring knowledge from mentor to mentee water operator organisations, knowledge management within operators also requires urgent attention in order to ensure that acquired knowledge is then anchored and managed well. This workshop reveals the most salient knowledge management-related challenges of participating water utilities and provides participants with a structured approach for addressing such challenges.
The workshop will be overseen by Marten Blokland, senior staff member at UNESCO-IHE, and PHD fellow, Silas Mvulirwenande as part of the BEWOP project to increase the long-term effectiveness of WOPs. Analysing knowledge management approaches and making recommendations based on these analyses is one of BEWOP’s key activity areas and this workshop will be a practical example of this approach being put into practice.
WEDC is a world-leading education and research institute for developing knowledge and capacity in water and sanitation for low- and middle-income countries. The annual Conference is therefore an important space for utilities to come together and exchange and learn. The BEWOP workshop is part of this year’s focus on capacity development workshops and was selected through a call for proposals launched to WEDC partners.
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