the Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management was formed in 2014.
It is a network of members and institutions that are interested in capacity development (CD) and sustainable management of water and water resources in Malaysia.
MyCDNet has a long history in capacity building and development in Malaysia. It started off as MyCapNet for capacity building in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in 2002, affiliated to Cap-Net, which was the capacity building arm of Global Water Partnership (GWP). In the same mode, MyCapNet became the capacity building arm of the Malaysian Water Partnership (MyWP) for IWRM.
In 2009, the Executive Committee of MyWP changed the name of MyCapNet to MyWP Capacity Building Network for IWRM (MyCBNet) with the same aim to take pro-active actions, promote and advance IWRM concepts and to address the challenges in the water sector in the country. The Network has since gained strong and fruitful partnerships with most of the water-related implementing agencies in Malaysia, and other capacity networks at the regional and international levels.
In November 2013, MyCBNet became an autonomous entity from MyWP. This was to reflect the change in Cap-Net at the international level, where Cap-Net became a major program of UNDP in 2009. In line with that, MyCBNet became MyCDNet, which is directly affiliated to Cap-Net UNDP and is now responsible for capacity development in Malaysia, a role that is wider in scope than it was originally planned to be, that is, as a training service arm of MyWP.
MyCDNet can now facilitate more effective participation of its Members at the national, regional and international levels. The Members will have greater access to training materials and resources, including potentials to foster partnerships with Cap-Net UNDP and other UN water-related agencies and NGOs, to provide and implement capacity development activities in the country.