Water & Sanitation knowledge networks and innovation in Bolivia

Water & Sanitation knowledge networks and innovation in Bolivia

CIMAS (Knowledge and Innovation Networks for the Environment, Water and Sanitation) is a program of the Bolivian Ministry of Environment and Water with the support of the European Union and the Spanish Aid Agency AECID. The project ran for two years (2015-2016) with a budget of €2 million and aimed to promote an integrated approach and the sustainability of public water policies and governmental services. The programme comprised 4 main work packages during the respective period aimed at (1) strengthening the institutional capacity of the Ministry; (2) promoting training and capacity building; (3) creating innovation networks and (4) communicating the key issues.

Fresh Thoughts Consulting was commissioned by Fundación ECODES (http://www.ecodes.org/) and AECID (http://www.aecid.es/EN) at the end of 2014 with a short-term assignment to draft the detailed Terms of Reference and Initial Workplan of the program. This was done based on interviews conducted with key stakeholders and donors.


Freshwater Management






Fundación Ecología y Desarrollo, Spain

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Guido Schmidt
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