Water Policy Course

Why are so many water and environmental issues not prominent on political agendas? Why are so many policy plans not implemented (fully)? How can we learn from implementation? In this course we introduce you to ways of understanding the complexities of policy and offer approaches to deal with it.


5 Days

Who Should Attend

Mid-career professionals working in a water policy domain (national, flood, basin, urban, irrigation system, etc.), working at public/private organisations, academia or NGOs. 


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
WPC001 6 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
WPC001 4 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
Nakuru Schedules:
Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Objectives Of the course

  1. Use policy theories to describe and explain water policy making and implementation processes
  2. Critically assess underlying theories (cause-effect relations, normative assumptions, means-ends relations) in water and environmental policy implementation and management plans
  3. Explain and critically reflect on how policy is made at field level (the role of implementers in interaction with target groups)
  4. Able to critically evaluate policy on impact for policy learning

Course Outline

  • Policy change and stability
  • Policy theories (incl. multiple streams, punctuated equilibrium, advocacy coalitions,)
  • Assessing a policy plan
  • Policy formulation
  • Policy implementation
  • Policy evaluation for impact
  • Policy translation and transfer

Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]


Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 , +250 789621067 ,or mail [email protected] or [email protected]



Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

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