An inception workshop for Eastern and Southern Africa was held from 12-16 October 2014 in Shashemene, Ethiopia. The main objective was to bring all Consortium partners in the region together to develop synergies through knowledge transfer, communication and cooperation between participants and projects, at country, regional and interregional level. It also served to review the lessons learnt from Phase 1 and present the new Phase 2 programme of the Consortium. The workshop included a field visit to the Kofale water supply system.
The inception workshop can be seen as a positive and good experience for all participants, building a strong foundation to drive planned actions, joint activities and served as a great opportunity for team building.