SHUKALB Opens the Registrations to Its First Trainings and Capacity Development Programs for 2020!

Trainer Mirela Ujkani (standing) and the participants during the “Financial Statements and Their Role in Decision Making” training course
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SHUKALB will kick off its Training and Capacity Development Program for 2020, with the delivery of three trainings, during February. The first training course planned to be delivered is “Financial Statements and Their Role in Decision Making” which is addressed the needs of the financial managers and financiers of the water and wastewater utilities, and will support the Utilities especially in this period while they’re preparing their fiscal balance sheets to submit to the General Directory of Taxes.

The training course will address issues regarding the whole set of financial statements and the information in each of them, rules for applying accounting policies, accounts receivable, bad debt, deferred tax, provisions, contingent assets and the cost of capital.

The second training planned to be organized for the 1st time is a 1-day workshop on “Introductory Integrated Asset Management”.  This training is a capacity development product provided and delivered in the framework of the project “Regional Capacity Development Network (RCDN) for Water and Sanitation Services”.  The overall objective of the training is on the participants recognizing the need for and benefits of effective Integrated Asset Management (IAM) of Water and Sanitation Services (WSS) infrastructure and identifying how to plan and implement key IAM activities at the Local Government Unit (LGU) level.

The training will address the General Aspects, Legal Aspects and Institutional Aspects of Integrated Asset Management, and is particular targeted to LGU decision makers (mayors, speakers, and councillors), staff of LGU departments responsible for communal affairs (water services), PUC top and middle management, line agencies and regulators from Albania.

Trainer Edmond Lekaj presenting the GIS program during the “Asset Management” training course 
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The next day SHUKALB will organize a 1-day consecutive training course on “Asset Management” that will address all the basic elements of asset management with the main purpose of raising awareness for the importance of integrated asset management.

The way a water utility manages its assets determines the success in facing these challenges.  A water utility can improve the level of service, reduce water losses, reduce costs and justify tariffs, if it knows what assets it owns, what is the condition of the assets, when and how to maintain or replace them.

This training course targets water utility directors, engineers, accountants and managers, and to line agency specialists.

Registrations for the above training courses are now open!  You can register online on SHUKALB’s website or by contacting SHUKALB at e-mail address and/ or SHUKOS at

The dates for the delivery of the above training courses will be announced soon, and will be published on SHUKALB’s website, together with the full Trainings and Capacity Development Products Calendar for 2020