Introduction to plenary session 2

This time for presentation and discussions aims at having exchanges on the existing or experimented mechanisms used for financing professional training in water supply and sanitation utilities.
The participants are invited to present their experiments and the specific cases encountered in their countries.

A market of professional training conditioned by the existence of incentive and functional financial mechanisms?

To ensure the service life of infrastructures and the effectiveness of services, the necessary skills regarding management, operation and maintenance, should always be reinforced; the needs for vocational training are thus extremely important and training centres were created to meet them. But these centres do not always succeed in maintaining a lasting activity and the lack of financial resources is often mentioned as being the limiting factor for developing professional training.
Having sustainable budgets, incentive and functional financial mechanisms for training appears to be a prerequisite to the development of WTCs.
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