AfroMaison training course on Strategic participatory planning and WatAGame

From the 26 of February to 4th of March 2012 was held a training course dealing with "Strategic participatory planning and WatAGame"  in the ILRI Campus in Addis Abbeba on behalf of IWMI and the AFROMAISON project. This course aimed at developing capacity about participatory planning method, and its links with the role playing game Wat-A-Game . 6 participants of the Afromaison and 10 persons of IWMI/ILRI and local districts attented the course that was coordinated by Nils Ferrand and Geraldine Abrami (UMR G - EAU/IRSTEA). 

After a first day focused on the presentation of the WAG platform, 3 days were devoted to the development of a participatory planning method for integrated resources management. The course methodology centered on group work around the development of this planning approach in 3 cases study selected by the trainnees, 2 of them being Afromaison case case study; The approach proposes to test the integrated plan in a simulation model representing the main social and environmental dynamics developped with the WATAGAME platform.

The next step will be the developpement of a validated simulation model for each case study: The modelling will be initiated during a worskhop organized by Afromaison in Tunisie ( 28th May / 8th June ) that will gather one young professional from each case study  in charge in the development and test of the model.

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