Regional Training on Applying IWRM Tools for Drought Risk Management

Global Water Partnership Eastern Africa in partnership with Nile IWRM Net/Cap-Net and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are organising a training on applying Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) tools for Drought Risk Management. The training will take place in Uganda on 11th -13th July 2017.

The training is aimed at strengthening the capacity of professionals in water resources and disaster risk management to reduce the impact of drought disasters through enhancing of IWRM knowledge and skills necessary for promoting and adoption of disaster reduction practices as an integral part of water resources management.

The target group includes mid- to high-level practitioners and professionals who are willing to share and disseminate water resources and disaster risk management case studies from their work. The training is targeting 30 participants from the Eastern Africa region including Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda. Limited funding is available for 15 participants from the above countries. Self-sponsored participants including from outside the Eastern Africa region who can contribute and share their experiences are encouraged to apply. The self-sponsored participants are expected to cover their accommodation and travel costs, and pay USD 500 to cover course materials, field visits, lunch, refreshment and other related expenses.

The training will be interactive and participatory to enhance participants learning and sharing of experiences.

Applicants must have a university degree in Natural sciences, Environment, Water Resources, Hydro-meteorology, Agriculture or a related field, and a recommendation letter from his/her employer. An application form can be downloaded here.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to gerald.kairu@gwpea.org and copied to K.Jembere@cgiar.org. The deadline for applications is 12th June 2017.

For any further information please send an email to the above contacts.

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