International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network


15th - 19th October 2012 - UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Netherlands
The purpose of this workshop is to assist projects in creating and managing a project website using the freely available IW:LEARN Toolkit. Related ICT subjects such as content development and syndication, and new topics as publishing for mobile gadgets and online collaborative data visualization as well as how to use the IW:LEARN Community Workspace will also be covered.

Target Audience

The workshop is appropriate for information/communication specialists, IT managers and project members who are responsible for developing and/or maintaining a project website. Bring with you a LAPTOP please for use during the training.


  • Participants will gain a comprehensive overview of the IW:LEARN Website Toolkit (based on Plone Content Management System) capabilities and functionalities including freely available resources on the internet. Participants will also gain hands-on knowledge on how to create, manage and maintain the website with little or no IT knowledge.
  • Participants will learn how to include basic visualization and maps in a project toolkit website, how to develop and syndicate contents, use the toolkit as an outreach tool, and monitor website performance.
  • Participants will have a better understanding of the GEF IW Portfolio needs for shared information, become familiar with the IW Website Guidelines, and develop a joint work plan.
  • Participants will learn how to use the Community Workspace for online stakeholder collaboration and interaction with the rest of the GEF IW community.