Al - Jazari Water & Sanitation Academy

The Government of Punjab, under a strategic initiative with Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), established the Academy to enhance operation, maintenance and management capabilities of Water and Sanitation Agencies (WASAs) and other water-sector service providers through training programs. The Academy builds on the mission to transform the water and sanitation sector through leadership, innovation and trainings. Its core objective is to build capacities of WASAs officials, Tehsil Municipal Administrations (TMAs) and Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) staff, and support them in acquiring knowledge, understanding, skills and values for better service delivery and improved governance. JICA’s technical support is available for curriculum development, training of faculty and WASA staff, for and providing equipment to the Academy and on-job training centers. It offers a platform where WASA stakeholders, faculty and researchers come together to share their experiences and learning.

Al-Jazari Water and Sanitation Academy is a purpose-built academy. The Academy is named after Badi? az-Zaman Abu l-?Izz Isma?il ibn ar-Razaz al-Jazari (1136-1206), a renowned Muslim polymath, scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, artist and mathematician from Jazirat ibn Umar (current Cizre, Turkey). To give him credit and celebrate his significant work in mechanical engineering and technology, the Academy is named after him.