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Water Integrity Capacity Building Programme: Outcomes and lessons learned from SADC regions SIWI WGF & CapNet UNDP 29 May 2013- A3
Content 1.Programme overview 2.Focus on the Water Integrity Capacity Building programme – SADC region 3.Outcomes assessment 4.Reflections for the future
Globally more and more recognised that … BACKGROUND GOVERNANCE A very important challenge in the water crisis is one of GOVERNANCE Integrity Integrity is core to governance context Directly related to context integrity institutional & socio-econom. env.
THIS IS NOT A WITCH HUNTING !
Vulnerable system Investments water development Socio- economic development Sharing benefits BACKGROUND
Resilient system Investments water development Socio- economic development Sharing benefits BACKGROUND
Sub-Saharan Africa Investments water development Socio- economic development Sharing benefits unethical practices →regional →national →local unethical practices →regional →national →local Africa: 20 billion USD for MDG LOST Africa: 20 billion USD for MDG LOST 2006 WSP working paper BACKGROUND AU REC committed to transparent & accountable governance
Water Integrity Capacity Building programme 3 year programme 2011-2014 Sida funds 1.6 M Euros Target: Water stakeholders (525) involved in resource management and supply and of sanitation services Outside water sector (media) Partners: Ecowas EAC-Lake Victoria Basin Commission SADC Implementing partners: Water Integrity network WaterNet SIWI-EA
Training modules 1.Water governance 2.Corruption 3.Corruption risks 4.Laws, institutions Instruments 5.Transparency, access info 6.Accountability 7.Integrity in IWRM IWRM, roles and functions of institutions Why and how? How assessing, using tools Using these as governance strengthening tools Role and type of information Relation citizen and service provider SWOT related to IWRM
Message to build political ownership Participating in strengthening Water Integrity = Making money for development accessible - 30% partially recup. Building credibility – attracting funds (in-country and external) Boosting socio-economic country development
Purpose of 5th Symposium Background SADC Region
Purpose of 5th Symposium Qualified people in key organizations to formulate the right policies and put into practice appropriate strategies. Anti-corruption strategies, policies and capacity building efforts should seek to reduce structural opportunities for corruption as well as motivational factors to promote integrity in the water sector. Programme Approach Organizations Individuals Systems Preventive capacities
Purpose of 5th Symposium Countries Represented- SADC Region
Purpose of 5th Symposium Gender of Participants- SADC Region
Purpose of 5th Symposium Management briefing meetings Back to office reports & held public debate with key decision makers Assessment of procurement procedures Circulated training materials to staff Convened a special session on Water integrity Engaged anti-corruption units Sector risk assessment On-going development of a strategic document for elimination of those risks Key activities carried out by Alumni- SADC & EAC Increased visibility & enhanced profile of integrity and accountability Preliminary outcomes Growing commitment towards addressing corruption
Purpose of 5th Symposium Financial resources for awareness raising Support in engaging key water decision makers & Anti- corruption bureau Development of national level strategies and frameworks for the implementation of water integrity instruments in the sector Develop organisational integrity & accountability self- appraisal indicators Backstopping support during national level training workshops Required Support
Purpose of 5th Symposium Lack of initiative and interest among the departments in the ministries related to the water sector ; Lack of financial resources Inadequate capacity to carry out further training at the national level Absence of resources to access Water Integrity experts to provide backstopping support Limited access to the anti-corruption bureau Challenges
Purpose of 5th Symposium Linking programme Alumni & raising the flag at national level- SADC Water Week Plan to move from policy to practice National level dialogue (need for inter-ministerial cooperation) Development of support tools: briefing notes on initiating processes for mitigating procurement fraud, procurement process and potential risks strategies for enhancing transparency Mobilise financial & technical support for national level processes Develop indicators- benchmark progress Way Forward
Purpose of 5th Symposium Thank you for your attention James Leten – UNDP Water Governance Facility James.firstname.lastname@example.org Rennie Chioreso Munyayi-WaterNet Secretariat Programme Officer and SADC region programme coordinator email@example.com
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