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Title (Primary) Lessons learned with multi-level approaches for capacity development in applied research projects
Title (Secondary) Proceedings of the special session „Societal concerns and capacity development“ organized by UNU-FLORES at the 8th Symposium of European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS 8), Münster, Germany, 01-05 July 2013
Author Ibisch, R.; Borchardt, D.; Niemann, S.; Goedert, R.; Muñoz, M.; Hornidge, A.-K.; Ikhwan, M.; Krug von Nidda, A.; Felmeden, J.; Schulz, O.; Leidel, M.;
Publisher Hülsmann, S.; Ardakanian, R.;
Year 2014
Department ASAM; UBZ;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T32;
UFZ wide themes RU2;
Abstract The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has supported numerous
research projects on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) within the funding
initiative “Integrated Water Resources Management“ from 2006 to 2015, with partners from
universities, research institutes and commercial enterprises. The scientific accompanying project
“Networking the BMBF-funding activity on Integrated Water Resources Management” has
encouraged dialogue between all actors in science, politics, administration, economy and civil
society in order to achieve synergy effects from the various activities. Important synergies have
resulted from the founding of the BMBF funding initiative “Global change and the Hydrological
Cycle“ (GLOWA) for example, and “Research for the sustainable development of the megacities
of tomorrow“. One of the accompanying project‘s aims is to initiate and support, compile and
prepare content-driven dialogue on cross-cutting topics.
This paper encompasses and summarises current concepts and core issues of capacity
development as a core element in the realisation of Integrated Water Resources Management
in developing countries. We present findings from workshops and working groups which took
place from 2009 to 2013. The necessity and goals for conducting capacity development will be
presented first, followed by a brief overview of the literature on conceptional approaches in order
to derive the necessary demands for an implementation strategy for capacity development. The
results of a survey on current capacity development strategies in 17 joint research projects will
be presented, and conclusions drawn for the structuring of future concepts.
ID 14764
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=14764
Ibisch, R., Borchardt, D., Niemann, S., Goedert, R., Muñoz, M., Hornidge, A.-K., Ikhwan, M., Krug von Nidda, A., Felmeden, J., Schulz, O., Leidel, M. (2014):
Lessons learned with multi-level approaches for capacity development in applied research projects
In: Hülsmann, S., Ardakanian, R. (eds.)
Proceedings of the special session „Societal concerns and capacity development“ organized by UNU-FLORES at the 8th Symposium of European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS 8), Münster, Germany, 01-05 July 2013
United Nations University, Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), Dresden, p. 51 - 68