13 April 2023—UP-CIFAL Philippines is proud to announce the graduation of its latest cohort of participants from the Professional Course on Water Governance (PCWG), in partnership with the Water Alliance and USAID-Safe Water.
The PCWG, which explored issues surrounding water sustainability and its relations to integrated water resource use and governance, was designed for professionals in the water industry, government officials, and individuals interested in water governance. Participants completed the course online through synchronous sessions and gained a comprehensive understanding of water governance principles and practices.
“As the university moves towards internationalization, we will continue to challenge you, our students, our faculty members and experts, and the entire UP community to a proactive solution-seeking and problem-solving pursuit of sustainable development in our country and the world beyond,” said Atty. Angelo A. Jimenez, President of the University of the Philippines during the Commencement Exercises held last April 11, 2023.
“It is my honor to introduce the graduates of the Professional Course on Water Governance,” said Dr. Edna Estifania A. Co, Director of UP-CIFAL Philippines. “Indeed, the Professional Course on Water Governance offers a holistic framework to examine and explore adaptive solutions to the complex issues surrounding water sustainability.”
The course was developed and taught by industry experts with extensive experience in water governance. Participants completed a capstone project proposal, which showcased the learners’ ability and proposal to either: start up, contribute to the “Roadmap of Water Governance”, and possibly even design more technical, or socially linked to a community plan or effort, a national project, an industry-led solution to the issues faced by sustainable water governance.
Participants who successfully completed the course received a certificate of completion from the University of the Philippines and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), recognizing their achievement and expertise in water governance practices. #