Integrity Training and Tools

We develop tailor-made trainings and tools for organisations, companies and individuals of the water sector and beyond that help them to improve their level of transparency, accountability and participation.

Our products do not only allow our customers to work more ethically sound and to comply with the legal framework but also to achieve more efficiency, reduced transfer costs and improve their reputation!

This is what some of our training participants had to say about our tools and methods!

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Integrity Management Toolbox

Our trainings are based on the Integrity Management Toolbox, a concept co-developed by cewas and Water Integrity Network. Visit the online Toolbox on www.waterintegritynetwork.net/imtoolbox

Over 40 risk cards, stating organisational integrity risks and linking them to possible integrity instruments.

More than 70 instrument cards, stating possible management tools geared to respond to integrity risks.

Detailed descriptions of all the integrity risks and instruments as well as hands-down guidance for workshop facilitators.

All the facilitator's material required to carry out an integrity management workshop.

Multi Country Integrity Programme

The Multi-Country Water Integrity Programme (MCWIP) is being implemented in Guatemala, Mozambique, Kenya and Nepal. The programme focuses on initiating water integrity interventions which introduced new concepts, tools, methodologies, approaches and processes.

The Learning and Leverage (L&L) component was introduced as a separate knowledge development and sharing programme. It aims at developing capacities, generating knowledge and sharing lessons learned from the country projects and elsewhere at various levels. The countries included in MCWIP, countries where the Water Integrity Network (WIN) develop water integrity initiatives, and Swiss CSOs and companies who are part of Swiss Water Networks and implementing projects in countries, are all part of an innovative knowledge development and dissemination cycle.

 

For further information, please contact project manager Tandiwe Erlmann tandiwe.erlmann@cewas.org

Transparency, Information Management and Governance in the Water and Sanitation Sector in Latin America

Despite Latin America´s abundance of water resources, the region faces serious problems of supply, distribution and access. The high levels of corruption prevailing in infrastructure, as well as governance and management challenges hinder equitable access to water.

The Water and Sanitation (INE / WSA) and Institutional State Capacity (IFD / ICS) Divisions of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) initiated the project “Transparency, information management and governance in the water and sanitation sector”, in order to support the key actors of the Water and Sanitation sector in Latin America in the development and implementation of policies, tools, mechanisms and practices that lead to improve the governance and transparency of the sector.

Within this context, and based on several years of cooperation, WIN, SIWI and cewas formed the consortium that carries out the technical cooperation, through which integrity change processes were initiated based on the “Integrity Management Toolbox” in the Metropolitan Public Water and Sanitation Company of Quito (EPMAPS) in Ecuador, the Water and Sanitation Services Regulatory Entity (ERSAPS) of Honduras and the National Institute of Municipal Development (INFOM) of Guatemala.

For further information, please contact project manager Leonellha Barreto Dillon Leonellha.barreto-dillon@cewas.org

Integrity Management Toolbox for Indonesian Water Service Providers

To build on the success of the African experience the Toolbox was transferred to the Asian context in a pilot project in Indonesia. Translated to Bahasa Indonesia and adapted to the local regulatory framework, the toolbox was implemented in the municipal water service provider of Malang, East Java in November 2014. Ten trained Integrity Management Coaches will introduce the toolbox in more utilities over the coming month. 

  • Piloting institution: Municipal water service provider of Malang, East Java (PDAM Malang)
  • Duration: ongoing since 2014
  • Partner: PATTIRO
  • Contracting authority: Water Integrity Network WIN

For further information, please contact project manager Michael Kropac michael.kropac@cewas.org

Integrity Management Toolbox for Water Service Providers in Bangladesh, El Salvador, Kenya,  and Zambia

Our IM Toolbox for Water Utilities provides a systemic bottom-up approach for increasing the utilities’ economic efficiency by enhancing their level of integrity. It initiates an integrity change process that supports the management and board of directors and is embedded in an initial 2-3 day IM workshop in which a participatory corruption risk analysis is conducted. Subsequently, the implementation of these tools within the utilities is initiated and planned. The approach has been carried out so far in Bangladesh at KWASA in 2015- 2016 (see picture), in El Salvador, at 8 public utilities in Kenya since 2013 as well as in Indonesia since 2014. In the same year, the IM Toolbox was also adapted to the context of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) in Zambia.

For further information, please contact project manager Janek Hermann-Friede janek.hermannfriede@cewas.org

IQC IM Toolbox

IQC is a hands-on approach to improve Integrity, manage Quality, and ensure Compliance of small-scale WASH and WRM projects.
Many WASH and WRM projects fail prematurely or remain unused because they are weakened by poor planning or integrity issues. This must stop. Lives and our environment are at stake, as is the credibility of water sector organizations.
The IQC framework includes a set of tangible project management tools and templates to address most common risks. These are inspired by international project management standards but designed specifically for use on sanitation and water projects that aim to extend services.
IQC helps, if you are planning or managing a WASH or WRM project, if you are developing a water point, establishing a water kiosk or other WASH infrastructure, or if you oversee the water and sanitation project portfolio in a development organization.
Use the IQC approach to:

  • ” Introduce simple project management processes to develop more effective and sustainable water projects
  • ” Gain trust from partners and funders and improve working relationships with government stakeholders
  • ” Increase impact by Limiting losses to corruption or poor integrity.

As Paul Njuguna, a consultant for the Siemens Stiftung’s Safe Water Enterprises project in Kenya put it: ‘IQC is a simple, interactive and effective tool for project implementers’.

 
For further information, please contact project manager Janek Hermann-Friede janek.hermannfriede@cewas.org

CSO Performance Report Kenya

Throughout the past three years seecon provided strategic support to Kewasnet to establish a monitoring system that captures the performance of Kenyan CSOs active in the water and sanitation projects. seecon has supported Kewasnet in developing the 2nd and 3rd CSO Annual Water and Sanitation Performance Report Kenya, that seeks to foster continuous learning among CSOs to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of WASH and WRM projects. It further aims at monitoring of and reporting on CSO contributions to enhance sector coordination to support an effective sector-wide approach towards sustainable water management.
For this purpose, the report specifically:

  • analyses how non-state actors have contributed to the development of the Kenyan water sector during the financial year 2015/16;
  • provides a quantitative assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in project management practices among water sector CSOs and makes recommendations for the CSOs based on the analysis; and
  • assesses the enabling environment for CSO projects and develops recommendations for other sector stakeholders to ensure CSOs can effectively contribute to the operationalization of the 2016 Water Act.

As a result of these two reports a benchmarking system is now being developed to evaluate Integrity, Quality and Compliance in the projects of Kewasnet’s members and other Kenyan CSOs. This benchmarking system has contributed to establish Kewasnet as a brand that is associated with quality and sustainability and sets a strong incentive that CSOs improve their performance.

For further information, please contact project manager Janek Hermann-Friede janek.hermannfriede@cewas.org

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