A training was organised on 23-27 June 2014 to familiarise Tunisian stakeholders with the system set-up by SWIM-SM to enable the effective Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of the participatory irrigation management (PIM) and Irrigation Management Transfer (IMT) process in the country. The activity was part of the pilot implementation in Tunisia of the regional PIM/IMT system previously developed by SWIM-SM.
The training was divided into two parts.
Part I: for three days (23 to 25 June 2014) at the National Agricultural Training Center in Sidi Thabet involving relevant personnel of the Direction Generale des Resources en Eau (DGREE) and the Regional Commissions for Agricultural Development (CRDA) (Kairouan, Sousse and Monastir) corresponding to the Water Users Associations (WUAs) that have been proposed to participate in the pilot implementation of the M&E system and testing its applicability in the local context (El Hedhlia, Chot Mariem and Abida Bled).
Part II: two days (26 and 27 June 2014) at the Regional Agricultural Training Centre of Chott Mariam, targeting the technical Directors of the Groupements de Developpement Agricole (GDA) of El Hedhlia, Chot Mariem and Abida Bled and the Chiefs of the corresponding CRDA (Kairouan, Sousse and Monastir).
PIM/IMT is an approach involving the people who directly use the irrigation water, i.e. the farmers and implying the transfer of irrigation management responsibilities from the government to WUAs, which in the long term can result in a more effective management of the resources, as many examples worldwide and in the Mediterranean Region show.
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