Traing of Trainers (ToT) in Bangladesh

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Curricular development in Bangladesh

Last October I trained again a group of engineers in Dhaka to become better trainers in the wastewater sector of the textil industry. GIZ hired me again to improve the local trainer capability in training. We developed a basic ETP Operator (Effluent Treatment Plants from textil industry) training with duration of 60 hours. 3 days training is too short to teach and excercise all needed information but often it is a start in rethinking the own teaching style. This lady is an owner of an own consultancy in Dhaka, quite experienced in moderation and training skills. We enjoyed the discussion and the intercultural exchange of experiences.
I teached more than 100 people in 5 counties (Croatia, Egypt, Jordan, India and Bangladesh) during the last 3 years. I do like that work. It is exciting and makes fun and I always learn a lot – the participants always likes it.
Powerpoint is spoiling communication and teaching, I try to push that down and to empower new (old) methods. When it comes to worker training, reduce powerpoint to a minimum.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht

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Back from Jordan

wpid-wp-1422310301402.jpegI just back from a trip from Jordan. The 3rd Arab Water Week from ACWUA (Arab Countries Water Utility Association) was good. Beeing involved with ACWUA since it idea (2006 with Digby Davis) I enjoyed to see the association moving ahead. It’s not the way we do it in Germany but it’s the Arab way, fair enough.

The lectures were good, many participants know each other, communication is very good, networking at it’s best. It’ s a pitty that the German Development (BMZ, GIZ) is not seeing the potencial of such a network.

I wish ACWUA further good sucess on it’s way. The Arab world needs to communicate more open to each others and to move to a better networking in the water sector. The problems are not disapearing fast, the will stay and they will grow.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht
21.1.2015