Training on Education for Sustainable Development in a River Basin Context

The Long Term Objectives
The long term objectives of the programme are to contribute to:
  • poverty reduction and sustainable development
  • capacity development and change processes in participants' parent organisations and home countries
  • strengthening of methods, processes and monitoring to enable effective education, training and awareness creation
  • improved institutional framework for ESD
The Main Specific Objectives of this programme are to:
  • provide an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in a River Basin Context.
  • support creative thinking and the development of “individual change projects” in the field of ESD related to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Transboundary Water Management (TWM).
  • increase the understanding of the three dimensions (environmental/water, social-cultural and economical) of sustainable development and the educational responses required.
  • stimulate the development of ESD in the field of IWRM/TWM in the participants' home countries.
  • encourage the participants to involve in and contribute to sustainable development by applying and networking on ESD with focus on IWRM and TWM.
The Training Programme caters for the Nile Basin in Africa and the Mekong Basin in Asia. The eligible countries are: Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt for the Nile River Basin; and China, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Thailand for the Mekong River Basin.
Target Group: The programme is intended for Decision makers, Planners, Specialists, Trainers and Managers involved in formulation and implementation of ESD in the field of water resources management.
Applicants should have an appropriate tertiary qualification and substantial experience from the education sector/training and awareness creation related to water resources management - and with a high multiplying potential. The selection of participants will to a large extent be based on the commitment of the participant's home organisation.
The programme consists of 5 weeks scheduled training distributed in two different phases; 3 weeks training in Sweden from October 20th to November 7th, 2008, and 2 weeks training in the Mekong region for Mekong Basin participants and in the Nile region for the Nile Basin participants respectively - in January/February 2009.
In addition to the scheduled training, participants will undertake an individual change project on a part time basis in their home organisations starting 6 weeks before the training in Sweden and to be completed within 4 months after the regional training.
How to apply:
For more information please contact:
Adm. Co-ordinator: Mia Zacco (
Programme Directors are Tomas Hertzman ( and Claus Pedersen (
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