Rabat - Al Akhawayn University workshop to enhance the role of civil society in promoting integrity in the Water Sector.
Rabat – Al Akhawayn University workshop to enhance the role of civil society in promoting integrity in the Water Sector.
Ifrane’s Al Akhawayn University (AUI) and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) have joined hands to organize a workshop for Moroccan civil society organizations in order to promote engaged research in conservation and integrity in the water sector.
The workshop, “Governance and the Appreciation of Integrity in the Water Sector” will be held from May 6th to 9th, 2015 on the campus of AUI in Ifrane.
The training is funded by SIWI and is the first in a series designed to address the complex issues surrounding water integrity. It comes as a follow-up to a national workshop that was held at the University in 2014 as well as ongoing consulatations with water stakeholders regarding risks in water management. SIWI is also supporting similar workshops in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and Tunisia.
The training program is based on five interactive and participatory modules that will gauge the participants’ feedback and reflections. The modules include:
- Water Governance
- Corruption in the Water Sector
- Identifying the risk for corruption
- Transparency and Access to Information
The training aims to encourage civil society actors to take responsibility for improving integrity in the water sector through developing their own improvement programs, addressing the risks of corruption in the sector, and foreseeing a more productive and equitable water sector.
Given the challenges of population growth, climate change, and water resource depletion, the lack of integrity threaten the livlihoods of Moroccans as well as their neighbors and partners in North Africa, the Middle East, and Southern Europe.
Civil society has a very important role to play in reducing corruption in order to provide for an intact and safe water supply that will remain for decades and centuries to come.