RCDN

We are

a regional network that makes improvements happen even in the most challenging conditions, by constantly creating innovative knowledge solutions and ideas for better performance of both, municipalities and water utilities in rendering water and sanitation services in Western Balkans through collaborative delivery of innovative, high quality, standardized, affordable, and tailor-made capacity development products.

RCDN objectives

Main objective of RCDN is to increase effectiveness and efficiency of water utilities in the Western Balkans contributing to better service provision with larger numbers of population groups getting access to drinking water and sanitation services and meeting the European Union (EU) environmental Acquis Communautaire.
To achieve this, RCDN has main focus on three key priority areas:
1) Association Development,
2) Capacity Development Offer and its Delivery, and
3) Establishing partnerships and enabling Capacity Development Environment.

Activities

The Project provides the necessary assistance for introducing and enhancing functional capabilities, procedures and instruments that allows the RCDN partner associations to deliver fee-based capacity development products to water utilities and municipalities in an effective manner. The main idea is to enrich the regional capacity development offer that is used on national level by the associations of water utilities and municipalities.

Donors

The Project which is supporting the RCDN is managed by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) – Open Regional Fund for Modernisation of Municipal Service (ORF MMS) on behalf of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

SECO contribution is 5.3 Mio EUR
and BMZ contribution is 1.5 Mio EUR.

RCDN as an answer to the challenges

The Project provides the necessary assistance for introducing and enhancing functional capabilities, procedures and instruments that allows the RCDN partner associations to deliver fee-based capacity development products to water utilities and municipalities in an effective manner.

RCDN team

The Project is implemented by the Project Implementation Team (PIT) consisting of three regional networks: Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe (NALAS), International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD) in Austria and Association for Water and Environmental Protection “Aquasan Network in BiH” (AQUASAN).

RCDN is partnership of 16 national associations – 7 association of municipalities and 9 associations of water utilities in 6 countries in the region: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

Contacts

  • PIT contacts:

  • NALAS
  • Varshavska 36 A, 1000 Skopje,
  • Macedonia
  • Phone: +389 23090818
  • Fax: +389 23090818
  • E-mail: info@nalas.eu

  • Jelena Janevska, Knowledge Manager
  • janevska@nalas.eu
  • 00389 70 280 582

  • Miodrag Kolic, Quality Manager
  • kolic@nalas.eu
  • 00389 72 314 412, 00389 23 090 818
  • Aquasan Network in B&H
  • Bosanskih banova 23, 77 000 Bihac
  • Phone: +387 37 307 993
  • Fax: +387 37 222 899

  • Aida Jusufhodžić, CD Product Manager
  • aida.jusufhodzic@aquasanbih.ba
  • 00387 37 307 993

  • Vesna Muslić, Marketing Manager
  • vesna.muslic@aquasanbih.ba
  • 00387 37 307 993

  • IAWD
  • c/o Vienna Water
  • A-1060 Vienna
  • Grabnergasse 4-6
  • Phone +431/59 9 59 – 31070
  • Fax +431/59 9 59 – 7311

  • Katherine Wagner, Project Coordinator
  • katherine.wagner@wien.gv.at