Building capacity towards a better water future
FETWater Phase III is a knowledge transfer and capacity building programme linking learning resources and training capacity to integrate water resource management expertise in areas where they are needed most.
The FET Water program focuses on the six thematic priority (networks) areas namely water infrastructure, water monitoring, water planning and implementation, water regulation & requirements, water use, service & sanitation, Institutional management & goverance.
The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is one of the six intergovernmental programmes (ISPs) of the United Nations system and the only programme devoted to water research, water resources management, and education and capacity building. Since its inception in 1975, IHP has evolved from an internationally
Against this background, the FETWater phase III programme was developed in order to facilitate improvements in the following areas:
Linkages with formal skills planning and career and professional development processes.
Establishing a FETWater Capacity Building and Training framework for courses registration with the SETAs (and SAQA) and guidelines for networks with regard to skills planning and delivery to improve course currency, uptake and funding.
The baseline for FETWater Phase III focused on the following priorities:
Establishing occupational/Job profiles to develop a credible methodology to consult with water sector to identify training needs at all levels and facilitate sector skills planning.
Establish mechanisms for FETWater course registration with the SETAs and Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) based on the framework.
Map Career paths to existing FETWATER “qualifications” and develop a framework for occupationally-directed programmes to facilitate registration of FETWater courses.
Develop a FETWater guideline for course planning and registration.
For FETWater training to have currency in the workplace, training offerings must be linked with occupational framework for the water sector. Only when courses are linked to a specific occupation can registration proceed.
Following the FETWater National Planning Workshop, held on 22-23 January 2015, it was agreed that the following 6 components of the water chain would be considered during Phase 3 of the programme namely: