Last November we have reached an important milestone. Errol Gradwell (CEO Energy and Water Sector Education Authority, EWSETA ) and Agnes Maenhout (CEO World Water Academy, WWA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 21st of November 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ms Pamela Tshwete (Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation) and Ms Marisa Gerards (Ambassador South Africa) were present at this important signing moment and they co-signed as a witness. The signing took place at the Kingfisher conference. During this conference the results of the collaboration between the South African Catchment Management Agencies (CMA’s) and the Dutch water authorities were presented. A bilateral agreement between South Africa and the Netherlands, on improving cooperative governance between (Proto) Catchment Management Agencies and local government to foster integrated planning.
This strategic partnership between EWSETA and WWA is aimed to support each other’s mission and objectives as partners in the rollout of the education, training and skills development programmes in South Africa. The organisations also agreed to collaborate in the field of lifelong learning for the water sector.
Photo from left to right: Agnes Maenhout, Marisa Gerards, Pamela Tshwete en Errol Gradwell