Regional Training of Trainers by SEBA Hydrometrie
on Operation and Maintenance of GSM/GPRS Equipment/Stations
16th-21st November 2015, Entebbe Uganda
The Project Management Unit (PMU) in collaboration with Directorate of Water Resource Management (DWRM) in Uganda, and SEBA Hydrometrie organized a Regional Training of Trainers in Operation and Maintenance of GSM/ GPRS equipment / Stations in Entebbe, Uganda from 16thNovember-21 November 2015.. The training was planned for six days including one day field training. The training was designed to allow the national experts to familiarize and acquire skills required for installation and maintenance of GSM/GPRS stations/Equipment. After the training, the national experts were expected to train other technicians in their countries so that they can install IGAD-HYCOS stations in their countries.
The Workshop was well attended by twenty one (21) participants from the IGAD-HYCOS participating countries and three technical experts from Project Management Unit. The theoretical and practical sessions were conducted by Mr. Jonas Sinan, an expert from SEBA Hydrometrie (Germany) with the assistance of Mr. Jean-Pierre Bricquet, an international consultant recruited by WMO. SEBA Hydrometrie was the main equipment supplier to IGAD-HYCOS. The inputs from both the National and PMU experts were also well recognized. The participants showed interest to follow the training ant to understand the installation process of the GPRS/GSM equipment. The participants’ active participation and 100% mark attendance reflected the countries’ interest in the IGAD-HYCOS Project activities. DWRM organized a one day trip to one of their sites for field training on the installation of IGAD-HYCOS GSM/GPRS stations in Uganda. The training proved to very useful and it was recommended by trainer and participants to organize a second one after participants have gained some experience in installation in their countries. The Report of the workshop and other materials are available in the following links.