Water Governance and International Water Law training in Africa, Kampala, 25-27 June, 2018

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) will organize a training course on Water Governance and International Water Law (IWL) in Africa, together with with Makerere University  (Uganda), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Network for Basin Organizations (ANBO), WaterNet and the Geneva Water Hub. The course, the objective of which is  to improve transboundary water management in Africa by strengthening the capacity of institutions and basin organisations, will take place in Kampala, Uganda, on 25-27 June, 2018. Up to 40 people can participate, with funding available for 20 Africa-based participants.

Primary candidates for the training are mid- to high-level practitioners and professionals from river basin organisations and governments (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 legislation, 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.

Applicants must have a university degree in hydrology, environmental sciences, 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 course will be conducted in English and French with simultaneous translation. 

The application form, together with a complete list of requirements and instructions on how to apply, is available online, at http://www.gwp.org/en/About/more/news/2018/water-governance-and-international-water-law-training-in-africa—apply-now/#.WmDgG4Fkh5U.facebook. Applications, together with all supporting documents, are to be e-mailed to kenge.james.gunya@gwp.org by 2 March, 2018.