The Regional Capacity Development Network (RCDN) Project organized on 10-12 September 2019, in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the specific Training of Trainers (ToT) on “Introduction of Integrated Asset Management Competence Development”. The ToT module was developed by Aquasan Network and was delivered by experts from Una Consulting, Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
RCDN is a project being implemented by 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 governments and water associations in the region.
The objective of the training was to strengthen the capacity of trainers from partner associations to prepare and deliver training on “Introduction to Integrated Asset Management” in line with the requirements of the RCDN Quality Standards.
The training was attended by twenty participants from the partner Associations of Public Utility Companies (APUCs) of Albania, Kosovo, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. SHUKALB was represented at the training by its team of “Asset Management in Water Supply and Sewerage Utilities of Albania” Project, that included Fran Marku, Field Engineer; Besjon Ndreu, EDAMS System Engineer and Belina Belortaja, GIS Data Analysis Consultant.
The three day training covered the key aspects of integrated asset management in water utilities to include legal, institutional, technical and financial aspects. As an outcome of the training, the participants will prepare and deliver training on asset management for the representatives of their national municipalities and water utilities staff.