The Second Inland Water Resources Management Programme
The second Inland Water Resources Management Programme (INWRMP) course that was hosted by the School of Law Makerere University ended today, with the handing over of certificates by Dr. Emmanuel Kasimbazi, the Course coordinator and Chair of the Environmental Law Centre.
The three-day workshop on International Water Law was attended by officials from IGAD Member States involved in water management within concerned ministries in their home countries.
It was facilitated by international and national experts that included Dr. Damalie Naggita Musoke, the Dean, School of Law, Dr. Emmanuel Kasimbazi, the Coordinator, Senior Lecturers, Dr. Kakungulu Mayambala and Dr. Ronald Naluwairo, as well as Professor Ben Twinomugisha all from School of Law.
While welcoming participants at the School of Law, Dr. Kasimbazi, on behalf of the Dean of the School of Law, Dr Damalie Naggita Musoke, expressed her pleasure to have IGAD as a partner with the School of Law at the training aimed at providing officials from IGAD member states with exposure to topics of international water law relevant within IGAD regional context, so as to enhance their capacity to handle water resources management issues and negotiate solutions”.
In her opening remarks during the opening ceremony of January 13th, Dr Marcella Nanni, IGAD INWRMP Technical Assistant, explained that the main objective of the workshop was to help member states build capacity in trans boundary water management.
“This Second Course on International Water Law will focus on best practices at shared river basins water management around the globe, and then zero in on regional initiatives within the African continent. We’ll also look into implementation issues,” she said. The training covered a number of areas that included an introduction to International water Law, International river basin agreements and commissions, legal and policy frameworks for regional cooperation. They also included the law of transboundary aquifer, implementation of International Water Law in a domestic context among others.