Outcomes of the Arabic training on ‘Valuing Water’

UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme conducted the Arabic training on ‘Valuing Water’, theme of United Nations World Water Development Report 2021, through four online sessions that took place on 15-16-21 and 22 February 2022. The training was co-organized by the UNESCO Office in Doha, with the financial support of the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation and in cooperation with the Water Sciences and Technology Association (WSTA), Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) and the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC SG).

Close to 100 water professionals from Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) and other Arab nations namely Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen registered for the event.

The training material and videos of all sessions can be found in the dedicated website in both Arabic and English.

The analysis of the satisfaction survey showed following results:

70% of the respondents commented that they learned new skills/knowledge thanks to the training, and the training structure (discussions, quizzes, etc.) were effective,
82% of respondents expressed their intention to use the skills/knowledge acquired in this training,
Close to 90% of the attendants expressed that they would recommend this training to others,
100% of the respondents agreed that the training was a good investment of their time and the course materials (handouts, resources, etc.) were useful.
UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme will continue working with UNESCO field offices in the Arab region and seek collaboration with potential partners and donors for the continuation of capacity development activities in the water domain based on the findings of the flagship World Water Development Report (WWDR) series.

WWDR is published by UNESCO, on behalf of UN-Water and its production is coordinated by the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme.

The report provides decision-makers with knowledge and tools to formulate and implement sustainable water policies. It also offers best practices and in-depth analyses to stimulate ideas and actions for better stewardship in the water sector and beyond


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