Water Governance and International Water Law training in Africa

GWP is organising a training on Water Governance and International Water Law (IWL) in Africa together with partner organisations. The training takes place in Kampala, Uganda, 25-27 June 2018. Up to 40 people can participate, with funding available for 20 Africa-based participants. Application deadline is 2 March.

GWP is organising the training together with Makerere University (Uganda), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Network for Basin Organizations (ANBO),  WaterNet and the Geneva Water Hub.

The aim of the training is to improve transboundary water management in Africa by strengthening the capacities of institutions and basin organisations.

Who can participate?

Primary candidates for the training are mid- to high-level practitioners and professionals from river basin organisations and governments (i.e. Foreign Affairs ministries, ministries in charge of water affairs, legislators, water management agencies, etc.) who have a role in negotiating, drafting or reforming treaties and legislations, planning, and decision-making on transboundary waters.

The training will also consider a limited number of GWP Africa Partners who are in position to contribute with specialised knowledge and experience on water governance in international watercourses.

What is Required?

Applicants must have a university degree in Hydrology, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences, Law, Agriculture, International Relations, or a related field. They must also be recommended by IGAD or other African regional economic communities, based on support from their respective institutions.

The training will be conducted in English and French with simultaneous translation.

A complete list of requirements and instructions on how to apply is available in this announcement, and an application form can be downloaded here. These documents are also available in French: announcement and application form.

Please e-mail application with all supporting documents to kenge.james.gunya@gwp.org by 2 March 2018.