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July 25, 2016

Capacity Building for Higher level professional from the Republic of Somalia

PhotoParticipants on Classroom Discussion

A high level technical training on Ground Water Investigation Model is kicked off in Addis on July 25, 2016 at Siyonat Hotel. The training course that will last from July 18 to August 19 2016 will involve more than 10 professionals from the Federal Republic of Somalia and Ethiopia.

The training that is organized by Ethiopian Water Technology Institute, Ministry of Water Natural Resources and Irrigation and Japan International Cooperation Agency is aimed at building the capacity of engineers of the Federal Government of Somalia.

Somalia has been in civil war for more than two decades and some of the major water supply facilities were destroyed and discarded. So that rehabilitation of water supply facilities is one of the prioritized areas in the water sector.

The Government of Somalia has been dealing with the re-establishment of governmental capacity for proper water resources management since 2012. In this regard, governmental staff needs more knowledge on water resource development.

Lack of engineers and technicians at the Federal level and regional level, who are able to do rehabilitation works of water supply facilities, is a major bottleneck . In this regard, capacity building of engineers and technicians in well diagnosis and rehabilitation is also highly demanded.

The training will include classroom theoretical discussions and practical field work.


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