Global Water Partnership – Training on International Water Law in Africa, Kampala, Uganda, 5-11 June, 2017

The Global Water Partnership (GWP), in cooperation with the University of Makerere (Kampala, Uganda), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Network for Basin Organizations (ANBO), WaterNet and the Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH), will organize a Training on International Water Law in Africa at Kampala, Uganda, on 5-11 June, 2017.  This initiative, which builds on the experience of similar courses held in 2015 and 2016, respectively, aims at improving transboundary water resources management in Africa, by strengthening the capacities of institutions and basin organizations. Participation is open to mid- to high-level practitioners and professionals from river basin organizations and governments, who play a role in drafting and negotiating water treaties, crafting legal reforms in the water sector, and in the management and planning of transboundary water resources. Applicants are required to have a university degree in hydrology, environmental sciences, earth sciences, law, agriculture, international relations, or in a related field. They must also be recommended by IGAD, or by other African regional economic communities, based on support from their respective institutions. The course will be conducted in both English and French, with simultaneous translation. A maximum of 50 people may participate, and funding will be available for 30 African-based participants. The deadline for applications is 28 February, 2017. To learn more and to apply for participation in the course, go to