SaciWaters funded by The Asia Foundation (2016 - 2017)

PROJECT

Building capacity of civil society organizations & communities for effective engagement in transboundary decision-making process of Brahmaputra River.

OBJECTIVE/GOALS

Goal is to build the capacity of civil society organizations and their representative communities (including women) for effective engagement in the transboundary decision-making process of Brahmaputra River.

Objectives: To build capacity of the CSOs and community leaders (emphasizing women) through interactive training programs at the country level; To engage state and non-state actors (CSOs and CBOs) for improved interaction related to Brahmaputra river basin; and To share knowledge and experience between CSOs of the four riparian countries on transboundary water governance to collectively develop solutions.

PROJECT AREAS

Punakha and Wangdue Dzongkhag (Punatsangchu Basin)

DONORS AND PARTNERS

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT COMMISSION

DEPARTMENT OF FOREST AND PARK SERVICES

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT

  1. Conducted State/National Level Interactive Deliberation between state bureaucrats and CSOs on Trans-boundary Water Governance of Brahmaputra River Basin in Thimphu, Bhutan.
  2. Organized Cross Border Workshop on Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation for Improved Water Governance of Brahmaputra River Basin in Dhaka and Khulna, Bangladesh.
  3. Conducted Skill Development/Capacity Building Training of CSOs and Community Leaders on Water Governance in Thimphu, Bhutan.
  4. Published report on “Genderscape of the Brahmaputra River: An Exploratory Exposition – a women’s viewpoints about water governance.

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