Current Training Programme

Current Training Programme

Training Title:

Technical Training in Water Quality Monitoring and Management of Sustainable Water Resources

Duration: 10 Days

Venue: GIST, South  Korea



The objective of the training is basically to build indigenous capacity in advance techniques in water science and technology as well as promote exchange and transfer of knowledge between South Korea and Nigeria towards meeting the targets in the Millennium Development goals and vision 2020:20.

One in 9 or 793 million people around the world lack access to clean water. Sub-saharan Africa has the largest number of water stressed countries than any other place on the globe due to their inability to take water from the rivers and aquifers (World water development report 4, 2012).

This challenge touches all aspects of development including health, agricultural productivity, education and opportunities of women and children, stability and peace as well as economic productivity.

The Human Development Report goes on to explain that because of Africa’s dependence on rain-fed agriculture, widespread poverty, and weak capacity, the water issues caused by climate change impact the continent much more violently compared to developed nations that have the resources and economic diversity to deal with such global changes.

This heightened potential for drought and falling crop yields will most likely lead to increased poverty, lower incomes, less secure livelihoods, and an increased threat of chronic hunger for the poorest people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Therefore it is imperative for countries within Sub-saharan Africa to build indigenous capacity in sustainable water resources management.


Expected Outcomes: The expected outcome of the training includes but not limited to:

  • Improve capacity building efforts in developing countries both in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Kenya, Sudan, and United Republic of Tanzania, by imparting technical and theoretical training in water quality testing methodologies for the management of sustainable water resources within these respective countries.
  • Contribute to meeting the targets of Millennium Development Goal 7 of ensuring environmental sustainability by providing practical methods of monitoring the quality of water at local and national levels to protect water resources.
  • Improve the quality of life by providing information on drinking water safety in respective countries
  • Share knowledge with others


Implementing Partners

  • Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
  • International Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research, University of Uyo, Nigeria


Budget over 3 years: 144,000USD

(Provided by United Nations office for South-South Co-operation, South Korea and GIST, Korea)

Number of beneficiaries: 25 (5 per batch)


Selection of Candidates

The call is made open to eligible candidates. Candidates go through competitive selection process both conducted by ICEESR and GIST. For the 1st batch preference was given to Akwa Ibom State. Subsequent batches will include other states of Nigeria and other least developed countries in Africa.

List of Successful Batch

Dr. Joseph P. Essien
Department of Microbiology, Uni. Of Uyo
Associate Professor of Environmental Microbiology/Team Leader
Mrs Esther U. Etim
Department of Chemistry, Uni. Of Uyo
Mr. Saviour Peter Udo
Akwa Ibom State Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Agency
Mrs. Kate O. Akpabio
Akwa Ibom Water Company Limited
Manager Quality Control
Mr. Idongesit S. Ambrose
Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources
MPrincipal Scientific Officer