Digital learning in the Pakistani textile sector

As part of the project "Water Efficiency in the Textile Industry (WETI)", the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is supporting the Pakistani government in its efforts to propagate sustainable water management in the economically important textile and clothing sector. Pakistan finds itself at a critical juncture. The future of the country will be determined among other things by the following questions: How will it cope with rapidly declining water availability per capita and with changing water conditions due to climate change? How can excessive consumption by water-intensive industries – for example in the textile industry – be reduced?

As part of Pakistan's efforts, the project aims to improve cooperation between stakeholders to develop and implement a coherent strategy for sustainable textile production. To this end, representatives and decision-makers of the various interest groups must create a common awareness and strengthen their knowledge of technical options. In this context, adelphi is implementing an Internet-based program in cooperation with experts from the Distance Learning Institute of the Beuth University of Applied Sciences, in which representatives of the interest groups can familiarize themselves with the topic through self-study modules and moderated learning units. The first run of this training programme, which aims to reach up to 40 representatives in Pakistan, will also serve as a pilot project for GIZ and adelphi. Based on this experience, decisions will be made on how such digital learning approaches can be further strengthened and integrated for future projects.