WaterWorX is a new flagship WOPs program that brings together 10 Dutch water utilities (with utilities in developing countries) to provide 10 million people with sustainable access to clean drinking water through WOPs. Supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS), this programme will enable Dutch mentorship in 24 WOP projects over the coming 14 years, across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
As part of the BEWOP project, GWOPA and WaterWorX coordinators are co-organizing the first workshop for local WOP project managers of the WaterWorX Programme. The 3-day workshop, taking place from the 25th to the 27th of June in Kampala, is the first of various Communities of Practice workshops that will bring together utility staff from different WaterWorX WOP projects to learn together and share ideas.
The local utility managers will be trained in topics to help them manage their WOPs processes well. These include management-related topics such as the WOP concept, WaterWorX Programme Theory of Change, intercultural competence and the Dutch culture, project management and organizational change, project monitoring and reporting procedures, and technical areas such as asset management and service to low-income areas.