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The P is Key! Focusing on Partnership quality for successful WOPs

11 speakers

About the session

Languages: EN, FR, SP

The added value of WOPs can only materialize if partners develop a good quality relationship, which requires capacity to manage not only the project but particularly the partnership. The relational element in WOPs is thought to be what confers these types of projects the long-term view and commitment as well as the flexibility to respond to local emerging needs. The session will first introduce the topic of partnership quality after which a WOP case will be presented with a special emphasis on the partnership relational aspects. This will be followed by a roundtable where several WOP project managers will be asked relevant questions to reflect on their own experiences in nurturing and managing the partnership.

Agenda :
Welcome and hand over to moderator

Ms. María Pascual, GWOPA programme officer

Introduction to the session

Mr. Rob Fuller, Global Water Sector Advisor WaterAid

A brief introduction to partnership management and relational quality in WOPs

Ms. María Pascual, GWOPA programme officer

The WOP case study in Nakuru between NAWASSCO and VEI, highlighting the partnerships journey

Dr. Adriaan Mels, regional director at VEI together and Ms. Zaituni Rehema, LIC WASH coordinator of NAWASSCO

Q&A on the case presented

Roundtable WOP practitioners´ experiences on managing the partnership in WOPs
Eng. James Nganga, Managing director of Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Corporation.
Mr. Willy Lenk (Mr), German coordinator for the Dresden (GER)-Lviv(UKR) WOP
Ms. Tripti Rai, Country director Water Aid Nepal
Mr. Antonio Javier García Heredia, Head of the Sanitation Network and Mr. Joaquín Buendía Martín, Head of cooperation and Funds at EMASESA, Sevilla (Spain)
Mr. Krijn Driessen, Resident Project Manager in Ghana WWX

-5 min coffee break-

Pooling exercise for audience

Open discussion/ Q&A audience

Wrap up and closing

Mr. Rob Fuller, Global Water Sector Advisor WaterAid