International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage Commission Interationale des Irrigation et du Drainage

It is evident that in order to meet growing food demand for rapidly growing world population the second green revolution has to be centered on the smallholder farmers in Africa and improved water use efficiency and production in large irrigation systems in Asia. A lack of capacity is identified as a constraint to the development of productive and viable irrigated systems. Both Asia and Africa will need a well-informed, skilled and technology savvy contingent of agriculture scientists, irrigation engineers, and extension service workers to support this effort. Capacity development has to be linked to the overall goal of the sector and serve the purpose of the ultimate beneficiaries – the irrigation community. There is need for systematic capacity development of both institutions and individual in terms of developing enabling environment for institutional reforms and good governance, supporting institutional capacity, and supporting policy development.

Like in the past FAO will be the major partner in this WG. In addition, other International Organizations such as IFAD, IWMI, UN-Water, WWC, GWP, WMO partners would be invited to participate as observers.

Scoping Document 

Also, refer to the ICID Young Professionals' e-Forum (IYPeF), and African Young Water Professional Forum (Af-YWPF)


Strategy Themes: Knowledge Management
  1. Coordinate and guide the knowledge management activities of the Commission and the capacity development activities by various WGs;
  2. Compile the status of training and educational programmes offered in different regions;
  3. Compile the Educational Programs being offered in Irrigation and Drainage in different regions;
  4. Identify the training and education requirements, and identify gaps in available training programs, explore the feasibility of developing e-learning program and prepare guidelines for their development to support education and training programmes;
  5. Explore the scope of use of IT in capacity development including distant learning, and implement where feasible;
  6. Make available various tools required for sustainable development;
  7. Oversee the establishment and functioning of a Technical Support Unit for supporting NCs; and
  8. Facilitate the process of balancing education and

Established : 2015
Sl. No. Name Email Country Position
1 Dr. Mohamed Abd El Moneim Wahba ms************* Egypt Chair
2 Dr. Vijay Labhsetwar vi************* India Vice Chair
3 Dr. Rajendra S. Poddar po************* India Secretary
4 Dr. Ahmed Elsiddig A. Elshaikh ah************* Sudan Member
5 Er. Ashok Kumar Kharya as************* India Member
6 Dr. Bahrom Gaforzoda gb************* Tajikistan Member
7 Dr. Evan Wilfred Christen ev************* Australia Member
8 Mr. Hasan Basri Yuksel ha************* Turkey Member
9 Dr. Hj. Ahmad Anuar Bin Othman ot************* Malaysia Member
10 Mr. Jeff Camkin je************* Australia Member
11 Prof. Jiesheng Huang sd************* China Member
12 Ms. Li Ruoxi li************* China Member
13 Ir. LIU Xueying li************* China Member
14 Ms. Rasha Sarmed ra************* Iraq Member
15 Dr. Shinji FUKUDA sh************* Japan Member
16 Eng. (Ms.) Talatha Janaki Meegstenna ja************* Sri Lanka Member
17 Dr. Tony Chih-Sheng Chen to************* Chinese Taipei Committee Member
18 Er. Abdulsamed Bazer as************* Turkey Provisional Member
19 Dr. Abu Obieda Babiker Ahmed Hassan hr************* Sudan Provisional Member
20 Dr. Akie MUKAI mu************* Japan Provisional Member
21 Dr. Behzad Navidi Nassaj be************* Iran Provisional Member
22 Er. Gurhan DEMIR de************* Turkey Provisional Member
23 Dato` Ir. Haji Hanapi Bin Mohamad Noor ha************* Malaysia Provisional Member
24 Dr. Mohammad Mohsin Hafeez m.************* Pakistan Provisional Member
25 Dr. Narges Zohrabi na************* Iran Provisional Member
26 Er. Sefa EROGLU se************* Turkey Provisional Member
27 Dr. Wen-Pen Shu be************* Chinese Taipei Committee Provisional Member




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