The Institute for Water Eduction in Delft offers various opportunities for developing your capacity as a professional. They offer short courses aimed at water management and drought, which can be combined with a fellowship aimed at increasing the capacity of experienced professionals in developing countries.
The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education is based in and operates from Delft, the Netherlands. UNESCO-IHE is part of the UN Water family and is owned by all UNESCO member states. Member States of UNESCO have access to the knowledge and services of UNESCO-IHE in human and institutional capacity building, vital for their efforst towards the Millenium Development Goals.
UNESCO-IHE offers various short courses related to water management and drought. Those short, intensive and highly specialised courses are aimed at upgrading and refreshing the knowledge and skills of mid-career professional and senior experts.
Short courses available include, amongst others:
Netherlands Fellowships Programmes
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building within organisations in 50 countries by providing training and education through fellowships for professionals. The NFP is initiated and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.
Most of the UNESCO-IHE short courses are eligible for NFP fellowships, and candidates from NFP countries are always encouraged to apply. NFP fellowships are awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated professionals with at least three years work experience.
Application deadlines are February, May and October 2014, but please note that preparing an application can take up a lot of time.