Expert Panel on South-South Collaboration

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What can we do to assist institutions and professionals to start setting up South-South collaborative arrangements? Why is South-South collaboration not yet more widespread or more effective? What could be done to further leverage success? Which is the potential of South-South collaboration, what are we not yet seeing, and what is needed to get there? These are some of the questions that are central to our Expert Panel on Accelerating South-South Collaboration.


Damian Indij, Virtual Campus Coordinator, Cap-Net/UNDP


Rose Kaggwa, Director Business and Scientific Services, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Kampala – Uganda.

Lidia Arthur Brito, Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean and UNESCO Representative in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

Wouter Lincklaen Arriëns, Founder and CEO of TransformationFirst.Asia in Singapore and a former lead water specialist at the Asian Development Bank in Manila

Jasper Hondelink

Secretary to the Organizing Committee, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

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Go to the profile of Alexis  MUDAHERANWA
about 1 year ago

Dear Jasper Hondelink

Secretary to Organizing Committee,IHE Delft Institute for water Education 


In order contribute to AGENDA for Expert panel on South -South elaboration,

I would like to send to you my contribution as one of the participants in CapDevSymposium 2020.

My contribution for 2020 Delft Agenda on knowledge and capacity for the water Sector.

Based on Knowledge from CapDevSymposium from 26th up to 29 May 2020 and my experiences for 12 years in water Sector.

Especially working in Rwanda as one of under Developed country where many people suffers from extreme poverty which affected in general their life, especially for the vulnerable people and children.

As known access to safe and clean water play a vital role in social and economic development, poverty reduction and public health and for to respond on this priority and started from many years ,the countries elaborated policy for facilitating the implementation of this activity.

And the Government strongly recognizes of international and regional communities and continues to cooperate with for achieving the sustainable Development Goals under the 2030 Agenda.

By the under developed countries like ours have the common challenges which handicap the Development especially in water sector.

Some of them are mentioned above:

  • The highest field (terrain) that needs expensive motorized water system.
  • Lack of reliable water resources data on quantity and quality that is required for long and medium term planning.
  • Lack of operation and maintenance of the hydro methodological stations due to the financial constraints.
  • Lack of hydrological data for facilitating management of water resources in an equitable and rational manner.
  • Poor sanitation, lack of urban and industrial wastewater treatment mining activities and intensive agriculture applying
  • Most of the towns don’t have data water supply infrastructure
  • Rural water services has insufficient capacities to adequately manage rural water
  • The highest prices of water consumption.

Attention: We acknowledge that no community is static; all communities around the world have been dynamic moving from one stage for development to accomplish in water sector and has their Baseline Data .The UN funds have helped them to make the construction of infrastructures in water sector but the challenges still on capacity building of the community help them to know the SDG6 target with 2030,insecurity and risk associated with water scarcity ,flooding, storm and sea level rise increasing the combined forces of climate and drawing water demand propelled by economic growth how could see the world tip from a predominantly water abundant place, to one that is predominantly water-scores by 2045.

Based on the recommendation given by the 6th CapDevSymposium 2020, the 2020 Delft Agenda on knowledge and capacity for the water Sector has to consider the following elements for track 6: Acceleration knowledge sharing among organization and in civil society.

  1. The Governments have to integrate or review water and climate change courses curricula at all education level primary, secondary, high level and technical school for  increasing their skills and knowledge about water sector challenges.
  2. Special courses will be prepared and organized for Civil society, Institutional, Local community.
  3. The social media (radio, journal,) will be used for water and climate change challenge transmission at all level of communication.
  4. The Governments will continue elaboration of the policy for implementation of infrastructures for providing the safe water in rural areas and even in urban in need by encouraging and mobilize private –sector investment in new infrastructure, ensure sustainable functionality of rural water supply infrastructure by strengthening and maintenance management arrangements.
  5. To develop a set of master plans that define for entire national territory the projects and investments needs to achieve 100%.
  6. Develop a financial plan for achieving 100% for their plan in water sector.
  7. Empower Districts for effective management project implemented.
  8. Ensure effective technical support and monitoring of water services.
  9. Strengthen community –Based organization for infrastructure water management.
  10. Mobilize the people for principal of ownership politic.


Thanks for your facilitation with patient during the CapDevSymposium 2020.






Go to the profile of José Raúl Pérez Durán
about 1 year ago

Collaboration among countries on a more horizontal approach to solve common problems requires identification of important existing capacities and unique experiences existing out there, as undiscovered islands in an ocean of many unsolved issues. It also requires recognition and empowerment, which in turn stems from an attitude of real respect to local knowledge, to local leaders, not often valued nor respected. Bold steps are necessary for the acknowledgement of the brightness or smartness of simple, small, unknown or not promoted success stories and methodologies; and even changing our view of what success really is in very challenging and sometimes menacing contexts, where the big successes of worldwide acclaimed scientific achievements and capacities will be crippled and fall short in performance.  


José Raúl Pérez Durán (INDRHI – water resources institute - Dominican Republic)