The Arab Countries Water Utilities Association ACWUA with the secretariat in Amman/Jordan announces courses to member utilities and manages the regional e-tutors. (Learn more on their webpages ›››)
ACWUA is a global centre of excellence that partners with water supply and wastewater utilities in the Arab Countries to provide best practice service delivery to their customers.
Since its official launching in 2009 in Amman, ACWUA is working on expanding its membership network to reach to more than 100 water utility members from 18 Arab countries, in addition to private sector companies, NGO’s & academic institutions and individual members.
ACWUA has developed sustainable partnerships with several international organizations, which opened wide opportunities to ACWUA and consequently to its members. ACWUA is building a solid, professional platform for water professionals from all over the world. It is now considered the centre point where regional and international experts would meet to exchange their knowledge and expertise, get introduced to latest water technologies.
This is made possible through the exceptional events and activities ACWUA is organizing over the year, such as the Arab Water Week, best practice conferences, training programs with professional certifications, E-learning courses, seminars and workshops.
ACWUAs mission is to raise their members’ efficiency and level of performance.
L’Institut International de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement, IEA a été créé par l’ONEE (Office National de l'Electricité et de l’Eau Potable) en Juin 2008, dans le but d’améliorer son dispositif de formation, qui jusqu’alors était assuré par son Centre de Formation (CFTE) fort de plus de 30 ans d’expérience et d’expertise.
A cette occasion, un nouveau département en charge des activités liées à la Recherche Appliquée fut créé. Cette intégration des activités de la Formation et celles de la Recherche constitue notamment une évolution qualitative dans notre approche par rapport au développement des capacités des ressources humaines et celle de l’entreprise.
Conscient que nous oeuvrons dans un domaine vital-celui de l'Eau – pour les êtres humains mais aussi pour toutes les espèces vivantes et pour notre planète en général, il n’aurait pas été possible de bâtir une stratégie et des plans d’actions sans une vision claire.
Celle-ci consiste à accorder la priorité au développement des capacités des ressources humaines d’une part, et de considérer le savoir dans le domaine de l’Eau et de l’Environnement comme patrimoine de l’Humanité qu’il faudra fructifier et partager librement à travers une gestion publique et durable.
Partant de là, les principales missions de l’IEA portent sur :
- La formation et le renforcement des capacités des ressources humaines, véritable capital des entreprises pour la pérennité des investissements et l’efficacité de leur gestion.
- Le développement des services d’eau et d’assainissement, par l’orientation de la recherche appliquée vers des technologies, des modes de gestion et des pratiques appropriées et adaptées, et en s'appuyant sur un système de gestion du savoir et de capitalisation des connaissances.
- Le soutien et l’assistance technique au plan international, en particulier en faveur des opérateurs d’eau en Afrique Subsaharienne, par le partage sans profit du savoir-faire dans le cadre de la coopération Nord-Sud-Sud et du Partenariat Public-Public.
The «Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit» provides support to ACWUA and ONEE to develop content and to manage e-courses. (Learn more on their website ›››)
GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.
Broad-based expertise for sustainable development
The services delivered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We are also engaged in international education work around the globe.
We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development. To ensure the participation of all stakeholders, we apply a holistic approach based on the values and principles upheld in German society. This is how we facilitate change and empower people to take ownership of their own sustainable development processes. In doing this, we are always guided by the concept of sustainable development, and take account of political, economic, social and ecological factors. We support our partners at local, regional, national and international level in designing strategies and meeting their policy goals.
GIZ operates in many fields: economic development and employment promotion; governance and democracy; security, reconstruction, peacebuilding and civil conflict transformation; food security, health and basic education; and environmental protection, resource conservation and climate change mitigation. We also support our partners with management and logistical services, and act as an intermediary, balancing diverse interests in sensitive contexts.
In crises, we carry out refugee and emergency aid programmes. As part of our services, we also second development workers to partner countries. Through programmes for integrated and returning experts, we place managers and specialist personnel in key positions in partner countries. We also promote networking and dialogue among actors in international cooperation.
Capacity development for partner-country experts is a major component of our services, and we offer our programme participants diverse opportunities to benefit from the contacts they have made. We also give young people a chance to gain professional experience around the world – exchange programmes for young professionals lay the foundations for successful careers in national and international markets.
Margraf Publishers GmbH
...and it's e-Learning branch dis|course.net acts as e-course administrator, develops the course platform and conducts training for e-tutors (ToTs) on behalf of GIZ. (Learn more on their website ›››)
Around 30 years ago, the «Personal Computer» – replacing data processors with the size of a detached house – became revolutionary not only for publishing houses and dispensed with professions like type setters or print-form makers. Desk-Top Publishing made it possible for a single person to write and edit scientific texts and images and to create professional publications right on the screen of a monitor.
Nowadays, the fast development of the Internet changes the habits and the methods of the scientific community as well as it changes the way people are collecting information on a certain topic. Scientific publishers will have to adapt themselves and ensure their publications meet this trend.
At MARGRAF Publishers, while on one hand believing that printed books still have a future, we can on the other hand see the advantages which electronic and online publications can offer – especially for teaching, learning and the dissemination of structured and lexical information. We believe that the proportion of electronic media will greatly increase in the next few years.
MARGRAF Publishers offers a range of sophisticated but easy to use knowledge management systems for editing and electronic distribution of scientific content, combining technical know-how with the efforts of the world-wide open-source community and – in particular – our experience in scientific publishing.