SHUKALB Attends the Train of Trainers Event Organized by RCDN for Delivering “Learning from Peers for Successful Infrastructure Wastewater Collection and Treatment Projects”

SHUKALB trainers Prof. Enkelejda Gjinali (2nd from the left) and Enkeleda Basha (3rd from left) among other trainers from Kosovo, working on the concept of the peer exchange product
Photo Credit: RCDN Project

On 11th of December, 2019, the Regional Capacity Development Network (RCDN) for Water and Sanitation in South East Europe Project* organized in Skopje, North Macedonia, the Training of Trainers (ToT) for delivering the Capacity Development Product “Learning from Peers for Successful Infrastructure Wastewater Collection and Treatment Projects”.

The training was attended by the Focal Points from the Associations of Public Utilities of Albania (SHUKALB), Kosovo (SHUKOS), Serbia (UTVSI), North Macedonia (ADKOM), South of Serbia (WASS), Montenegro (AWMN) that have in their annual plans the delivery of this particular product, as well as by potential trainers and moderators to be engaged. SHUKALB was represented at the training by Jonida Ahmeti, Manager of Training and Professional Development along with Prof. Enkelejda Gjinali, Lecturer at Faculty of Civil Engineering of Tirana, and Enkeleda Basha, Manager at Durres Wastewater Treatment Plant, in the capacity of potential trainers.

The ToT was delivered by representatives of RCDN Project Implementation Team.  The objective of the training was to refresh participants’ knowledge on generic aspects and requirement for successful organization and realization of peer exchange, in line with the requirements of the RCDN Quality Standards. The training focused on the topics of curriculum and content of the product, manual for future trainers and presentation of the existing wastewater collection and treatment (WWCT) projects, waste water treatment plants (WWTPs), and potential Good Practice/ Case studies.

Trainers will prepare and deliver the peer exchange in Albania for the municipal decision makers, such as administrative council members of water utilities, project implementation units’ members, and management of the water and sewerage utilities such as, general manager, technical manager, finance manager and WWTP managers.  In addiotn, invited to participate will be also representatives from the line Ministries and National Agencies.  SHUKALB plans to conduct the peer exchange in Albania during June 2020.


* RCDN is a project being implemented by the GIZ-Open Regional Fund (ORF), and financed by the Swiss and German Governments, and aims at establishing a self-sustaining Regional Capacity Development Network, with 16 local government and water associations in the region.