Training of Facilitators Course for SDG 6.5.1

This course allows all those interested in organising a multi-stakeholder consultation process on SDG indicator 6.5.1, the degree of implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), to fully understand what that indicator is, how it is calculated, as well as both the importance of involving multiple stakeholders and the practical means of involving those different stakeholders.


The course is freely accessible in English, Spanish and French on the Cap-Net UNDP Virtual Campus.

For whom?

  • For facilitators of, and those interested in, national SDG 6.5.1 reporting processes
  • For SDG 6.5.1 focal points within national governments
  • For representatives of GWP, Cap-Net and UNEP willing and able to support the process. 

Why is it important?

It will provide a common understanding of what SDG 6.5.1 is, how the survey instrument measures it and how it is calculated, standardising the reporting approach while also improving quality of reporting in the countries which the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme is assisting around the world. 


The overall goal of this training is to generate a deeper and shared understanding of the SDG 6.5.1 survey instrument and how it is calculated among those who will be facilitating the consultation and reporting process around IWRM. 

Time requirements 

Estimated between 4 and 6 hours, depending on whether optional readings and discussion sections are used or not. 

Course approval criteria

60% correct responses on average between the different sections.

Discussion sections

At the end of each module there will be a discussion section. Participating in these discussions is entirely optional, but we encourage participants to share their opinions, questions, doubts or best practices for everybody’s benefit. There is a discussion question for guidance, but participants are welcome to ask their own question or start another conversation on the topic through the discussion feature.

Source of course contents

The course is based on information presented on the IWRM Data Portal and on the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme.

It was prepared by the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme. 


Contact information: 

For any questions on the contents of the course or on the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme, please write to

For any general questions on SDG 6.5.1, please write to