2016 UNESCO-IHE SIDS Water Scholarships for Selected African Countries


Applications are invited for SIDS Water Scholarships at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. Fellowships are available to improve water management in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Water scholarships

In 2015, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNESCO-IHE jointly launched “Strengthening Small Island Developing States’ capacity in the water sector to cope with the effects of climate change”. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of professionals and decision makers to improve water management in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), to better address future challenges such as coping with the effects of climate change.

UNESCO-IHE will provide at least 20 key water professionals with MSc level Water Scholarships on relevant topics for the SIDS, starting in 2016.  The 18 month MSc programmes include 12-month taught education in Delft, the Netherlands and 6-month field based research, to be conducted on specific problems in the home country of the participant.
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Candidates should have a Bachelor of Science degree, at least two years years of working experience and a good command of the English language, both written and spoken.

The eligible African Countries are Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, Mauritius, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles
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