Duration: October 2013 - August 2015
Client: Chemonics International Inc.
Donor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Location: the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Building on previous efforts to develop water and wastewater operator training and certification programs in Jordan and Egypt, the USAID Office of Middle East Programs (OMEP) funded a two-year program named Improving Water and Sanitation Services in the MENA Region (IWSMR).
As the main subcontractor on the program, ECO Consult took a leading role in carrying out a comprehensive assessment of the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) capacity to carry out a Regional Operator Certification and Training Program (ROCTP) and developed a capacity development plan that enables ACWUA to identify and market its ROCTP program regionally.
ECO Consult also led the development of a plan for carrying out certification and training pilots across the region on water and wastewater treatment, distribution, collection and utility management.
Additionally, we developed the business requirements specifications for a Certification Information System to be used by ACWUA as a tool to manage all training and certification related data and regional marketing.