Training and capacity building are identified as key elements in developing the skills, knowledge and means to define, plan and implement the action programmes in integrated water resources development for agriculture.
In support to the global challenge the ICID Working Group on Capacity building, Training and Education, and the Water Resources, Development and Management Service of FAO (NRLW) have jointly undertaken the compilation of information about training and educational institutions worldwide and established a web based database with various education and training courses in irrigation, drainage and flood control.
NRLW has developed and put together a package of training material for the development and implementation of a Participatory Training & Extension Programme in Farmers' Water Management also available through a dedicated web site. Through a participatory approach in extension, technical staff and other stakeholders put farmers in charge of water management at field and scheme level, promote the adoption of appropriate technologies and establish the necessary local capacity to put farmers in charge of water development and management.
The ICID Working Group on Capacity Building, Training and Education,
in close collaboration with FAO - NRLW, organized an international
workshop on Capacity Building in Irrigation and Drainage at the
occasion of the ICID 54th Council meeting in Montpellier.
The workshop was held on September 16th, 2003. (Workshop