SIDS Fellowships in Water Management for Water Professionals

The Grenada National Commission for UNESCO announces that UNESCO–IHE will provide 23 key water professionals with MSc level education, on relevant topics in water management, for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

This is as a result of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the UNESCO–IHE Institute for Water Education’s joint launch of the ‘Strengthening Small Island Developing States’ capacity in the water sector to cope with the effects of climate change project.

The project aims to strengthen the capacity of professionals and decision makers to improve water management in SIDS, to better address future challenges, such as coping with the effects of climate change.

The 18-month MSc programmes include a 12-month taught education in Delft, the Netherlands and a 6-month field based research, to be conducted on specific problems in the home country of the participant. Furthermore, UNESCO–IHE will provide 55 water professionals and decision makers with specific expertise on relevant topics, by enabling them to enroll in 3-week short courses that start in 2016 and 2017. The fellowship covers the cost of tuition fees, accommodation and travel.

Interested candidates from Grenada, who meet UNESCO–IHE’s admission criteria, are advised to register as soon as possible. The deadline for SIDS Fellowships for the masters programmes that starts in October 2016 is 1 July 2016. The first of 3 deadlines for SIDS fellowships for the short courses is 15 June 2016. For the other deadlines and more information about the program visit UNESCO–IHE.

Interested candidates may also contact the UNESCO desk, in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, at (473) 440-2737.

UNESCO–IHE is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees, and PhD degrees, in collaboration with partner universities.


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