Training on International Water Law in Africa

Wednesday, 3 June, 2015 - 15:48

Five partner institutions are organising a joint training on International Water Law (IWL) in Africa. The experiences and lessons learnt will be used as a pilot to develop a 5-year-long (2016-2020) training programme on IWL, with the aim to improve transboundary water management in Africa. Interested candidates are welcome to apply for funded training before 25 June 2015.

The partners behind the training are the Global Water Partnership (GWP), University of Dundee (UK), Mekerere University (Uganda), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and African Network for Basin Organizations (ANBO). The IWL training will take place in Kampala, Uganda, 3-5 August 2015. 

Target Group

Primary candidates for the training are mid- to high-level practitioners and professionals from RBOs and governments (i.e. 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 legislations, planning, 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 Science, Earth Sciences, Law, Agriculture, International Relations or a related field. They must also be recommended by IGAD, ANBO, GWP, or regional economic communities. 

The training is planned for a maximum of 36 participants. Funding is available for 30 participants - the six remaining spaces are open for self-sponsored participants. 

A complete list of requirements and instructions on how to apply is available in this announcement, and an online application form can be downloaded here. The deadline for applications is 25 June 2015.

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