Post Date: 30 Sep 2012
In September 2012 the Asian Development Bank selected KOGAS as preferred consultant to undertake the study ADB TA-7739 Supporting Water Operators' Partnerships - Indonesia Water Supply and Sanitation Institute (IWSSI)(44090-012). The contract was signed shortly after and the project started on October 10th 2012.
The main objective of the project is to accelerate the building of capacity in urban water and sanitation services in Indonesia, through the creation of a training and professional certification body for water and wastewater operators.
The priority is therefore to address one of the three pillars of water governance capacity building, the other two being policy and control. The addressing of this problem has three interacting levels of action:
The project team has carried out preliminary research during the first six weeks of the project to determine the current state of affairs and produce a working baseline for refining the scope and direction of the work during the remainder of the project.
This initial research exercise has included many meetings with stakeholders: water operators, wastewater operators, PU, BBPSPAM, FORKALIM,PERPAMSI, INDII, ADB Resident Mission, WASPOLA, and more.
The next phase of our project will carry out further research about the institutions involved in the model, the existing programmes, the existing resources for training delivery (training centres), and so on.
The final outcome of the project shall include:
Jose Cordovilla, Project Team Leader