In collaboration with the Water and Environment Center at Sana’a University, MetaMeta recently conducted a 3-day training course on Green Roads for Water (GR4W) in Yemen from August 28 to 30th, 2023. This initiative was made possible through funding from the World Bank in partnership with the United Nations Office for Project Services.
The primary objectives of this training were to:
- Enhance participants’ understanding of the GR4W approach, road water harvesting techniques, and governance.
- Identify opportunities for enhancing climate resilience and water positivity in Yemen’s road infrastructure.
- Develop action plans that encompass both technical and institutional arrangements for the implementation of GR4W
The training targeted young and mid-career professionals, as well as decision-makers in various sectors including water, environment, agriculture, and roads. It also included participants from the Urban Water Supply and Sanitation (UWSS-PMU), Road Maintenance Fund (RMF), and Rural Roads Program (RAP). A total of 12 attendees with expertise in road engineering, water and environmental engineering, and road project management took part.
One of the most notable outcomes of the training was the creation and discussion of three action plans focusing on the use of roads as effective tools for water management and climate resilience. For detailed insights into the training and the action plans developed, you can access the training report here.