Support Ganga Rejuvenation (SGR) – Training Programme on the River Basin Management (RBM) Cycle

Detailed description of project:

The SGR Project is implemented in conjunction with the India-European Union (EU) Water Partnership (IEWP), and cooperates with the Namami Ganga Programme to enable stakeholders at national and state levels to apply integrated approaches for RBM, whilst benefiting from relevant EU approaches and experiences particularly the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). In doing so, it aims to enable the transfer of technical, scientific and administrative experience from German and European river-cleaning programmes e.g. Rhine, Danube, and Elbe rivers to the Ganga river.

To achieve this objective, the services delivered by the AHT-TERI consortium entail developing and implementing a training programme to introduce the RBM Cycle as adapted to the Indian context to serve as a steering and management instrument. The training programme will thus take the form of an interactive, participatory, practice-oriented and blended training which also includes Training of Trainers (ToT). The training programme will also employ blended learning techniques by means of deploying and customising an e-learning platform.

The pre-defined Project target groups are fourfold: (I) decision makers at national and state levels, (II) officers steering the implementation processes at state, district and municipal levels, (III) technicians responsible for on-the-ground implementation at national, state, district and municipal levels and (IV) training institutions who are to continue delivering the RBM training programme in the future. In total, the Project will have reached 62 individuals from the capital New Delhi and the two states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Thus, the Project activities can be summarised along three pillars: (1) Development and implementation of thematically-focused training programmes on the technical know-how related to the RBM cycle and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) linked to relevant experiences and lessons learned from the EU-WFD, (2) introduction and implementation of ToT concepts and didactic methods of blended learning and (3) deployment and customisation of an e-learning platform.

Type of services provided:

  • Rapid Training Needs Assessment (RTNA) by means of one-on-one interviews and focus groups combined with online questionnaires;
  • Developing and implementing five training modules customised to each individual target group’s interests and needs with a focus on RBM. These training modules include:
    1. Understanding the RBM cycle and its steps (introduction);
    2. Skills and expertise for technical development and implementation of RBM plans;
    3. Solutions through exchange, information flow and cooperation.
  • Conceptualisation and incorporation of didactic methods and implementing the ToT (specific to target group IV). These training modules include: Implementing the RBM cycle training; Exchange of experience on the RBM cycle training.
  • Deployment and customisation of the e-learning platform using Moodle.
GIZ India
10/2019 - 09/2020
Contract value:
211,770 €