Green Roads for Water Training in Sudan

We are very happy to announce that we are organizing a GR4W training for technical, management, and field staff from the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources (MoIWR) and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MoIT)  in Sudan in collaboration with the Hydraulic Research Center (HRC), the leading centre for water research activities in Sudan. The aim of the training course is to familiarize participants with Road Water Management approaches, technologies and governance. The training learning objectives, outputs and content are presented below.

Training learning objectives:

  • Improved diagnosis skills: A how-to analysis of water damages to roads and downstream land and livelihoods
  • Better Solution formulation capacity:
    • Identifying promising interventions to better harvest, store and utilised road water for multiple use including agriculture and livestock production; groundwater recharge and domestic water supply
    • Impact ranking of interventions: considering technical, management, policy, and environmental factors.
  • Enhanced Implementation capacity: Be able to plan and implement road rehabilitation works through active engagement of local institutions and communities

Training outcomes:

  • A core team of 15 participants has enhanced knowledge of effective road water management and water harvesting techniques and practices
  • Integrated GR4W interventions developed for the selected roads
  • Action plans that combine technical and institutional arrangements, including stakeholder engagements for implementing the GR4W interventions

The training content:

  • Pre-training
    • Key experts meeting to introduce the training to key experts from water, road, agriculture and environment sectors and invite their inputs for strengthening the training and tailoring it to Sudan context
    • Regional road assessments to document the issues and opportunities for GR4W in Sudan and tailor the training accordingly
  •  Training
    • Module 1: Road Water Management (RWM)
    • Module 2: Technical know-how and skills on low-cost, high-impact solutions
    • Module 3: Inclusive planning and implementation of GR4W programmes
    • Module 4: Undertaking Road assessment on the pilot road(s) to collect data, identify spots for interventions and select suitable GR4W measures
    • Module 5: Group work to develop integrated RWM  interventions for the pilot roads
  • Post-training
    • Stakeholder workshop to present the outcomes of the training and jointly explore opportunities for incorporating RWM into current and future plans and programmes.

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Last modified: October 20, 2022