TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP FOR WATER EDUCATION – 20 November 2014, Puri Pujangga, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in collaboration with Malaysian Country Water Partnership (MyCWP), Malaysian Water Partnership (MyWP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and EcoKnights have successfully organised Training Needs Assessment Workshop for Water Education on the 20 November 2014. This workshop took place at Hotel Puri Pujangga, UKM Bangi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and was attended by 30 participants which consisted of exact gender balance of 15 females and 15 males participants from 12 were from higher education institutions, 5 from federal government agencies, 1 from state government agency, 3 from local authority, 2 from private agencies and 7 from NGOs (including 1 participant from International NGOs i.e CKNet-Ina, Indonesia). The workshop was conducted with the objective to identify issues and problems related to training needs in water education, introduced the project and problem-based approach to teaching and learning, explored the use of GWP IWRM ToolBox which could be utilised in both formal and non-formal education programmes, as well as applied the learning for change method as potential tool in water education. During this workshop, some success stories case studies including issues, challenges and solutions in water education were also shared amongst participants.