Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA) Capacity Building Program
Since May 2016, we have been supporting a major capacity development program for the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA), leading to enhanced facilities for collective action among 29 utilities across 20 Pacific Island countries. The PWWA is the peak association bringing Pacific water utility organisations together to collaborate, exchange knowledge and work collectively.
Working with Australian Partner Hunter H2O, the PWWA has transformed from a volunteer-based association to a professionally staffed body with a full-time secretariat team, and established a five-year strategic plan that provides a roadmap to financial self-sustainability and ongoing capacity development for members.
In October 2018, Hunter H2O partnered with the International WaterCentre to deliver a ‘Learning and Development Needs Analysis’ for the PWWA to assess the human resources needs of member utilities. This analysis has formed the basis for training schemes that will enrich the current skill base over the next four years.
A proposal was approved for an additional four years for capacity development assistance (2019–2022) which will oversee several annual YWP cohorts, the implementation of the training plans, and tailored professional development for member executives.