in Kétao, Togo, there are no toilets? Therefore EWB-DK is working to improve the sanitary conditions
In the summer of 2017, IUG has set up a new thematic network that aims to work with capacity building and education in developing countries. Then network is working partly to integrate capacity building in all IUG projects where it is relevant, as well as planning and implementing tailor-made capacity building and training at the request of the partner organizations. It is the intention to develop and build a variety of training modules in typical EWB-DK areas, such as: water supply and sustainable energy. Training modules that can be rolled out for teachers and students with larger or minor adjustments according to the partner’s or educational institution’s needs.
Five working groups have been set up, all of which miss more active volunteers. The groups will prepare training modules within GIS, water analyzes, solar energy systems, operating and maintenance of small water supply systems, and planning and design of small water supply systems. Later, more new working groups will be created, as the need for training and education will be described and identified in EWB-DK's projects.
The network on capacity building also collects equipment from companies and institutions. The equipment is planned to become one of the pivotal points for the group's educational activities.
EWB-DK’s competencies and activity areas with capacity building
Over the years, EWB-DK has collaborated with universities in e.g. Bolivia and Ghana on the supply of analytical equipment for chemical water and soil analyzes. IUG also completed teaching in the fields of water supply, solar energy, GIS and mixed chemical analyzes.
Partners and Practice
EWB-DK works with professional partners, regional and local authorities, local communities and populations, and other NGOs. EWB-DK supports professional partners with technical assessment, capacity building, technical design, and education, as well as regular coordination, reporting and follow up visits.
EWB-DK supports the local partner with technical expertise where local knowledge is not sufficient and where the local partner can further develop their food production facilities, organisational capacity and secure an income for their communities.
Coordinator for the thematic network Capacity Building: Jan Holmegaard Hansen
Contact EWB-DK’s secretariat: email@example.com if you wish to become a part of the thematic network for capacity building.