13–27 April: International training on ‘Participatory Integrated Watershed Management’


A training programme on ‘Participatory Integrated Watershed Management’ was organised at Godavari by ICIMOD from 13 to 27 April 2011. The training aimed to enhance the conceptual and practical knowledge of watershed management managers in participatory integrated watershed management. A total 18 participants from 3 countries (Afghanistan, Nepal, and Tajikistan) attended the training. Ten Resource persons from ICIMOD and two from local institutions conducted the training. 

The training consisted of four modules: 

  • Module 1: Introduction to participatory integrated watershed management. Analysis of the functions, importance, and issues of participatory watershed management and planning, and familiarisation with the conservation technologies and watershed dynamics.
  • Module 2: Familiarisation with processes, strategies, and issues while working with communities in participatory integrated watershed management.
  • Module 3: Introduction to watershed planning with communities. Basic knowledge of different planning tools for community-based integrated watershed management. 
  • Module 4: Introduction to the enabling framework for participatory integrated watershed management such as policy, local governance, and payment for ecosystem services and climate change adaptation. 

Each participant prepared an action plan to apply the learning from the training in their future work. Action plans will be followed up six months after the training to monitor the implications of the training.