From 8–9 February 2016, a Water Research Commission (WRC) delegation comprising of the CEO, Mr Dhesigen Naidoo, General Executive Manager, Dr Mandla Msibi, Executive Managers Mr Jay Bhagwan and Dr Valerie Naidoo, will pay a visit to the headquarters of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to discuss a possible partnership in sanitation research.
IWMI’s headquarters are in Colombo, with offices spread across Africa and Asia. This non-profit scientific research organisation focuses on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries.
The meeting follows just a few days after the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the WRC and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in Delhi, India.
“It is expected that the meeting will discuss possible collaboration between the two organisations on future sanitation-related matters, more specifically a joint collaboration in the management of future Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation projects, “said Bhagwan.
The partnership between the WRC and IWMI is of great importance to the WRC as IWMI’s work targets water and land management challenges faced by poor communities in developing countries. Amongst others, IWMI helps developing countries in achieving their Millennium Development Goals.
For more information on the WRC visit www.wrc.org.za