Wetlands and Poverty Reduction practitioners anglophone training

28/06/2007

2nd Anglophone Practitioners Training on Wetlands and Poverty Reduction

Wetlands International in collaboration with its Partners rolls out the 2nd Anglophone Practitioners Training on Wetlands and Poverty Reduction 5th August - 19th August 2007 under its Wetlands and Poverty Reduction Project (WPRP).

Wetlands International on behalf of the WPRP African Training Board announces the call for applications for a training course on Wetlands and Poverty Reduction. This training course is part of a series of training courses being rolled out within the Wetlands and Poverty Reduction project. The main modules were developed in collaboration with various partners such as Wageningen International, UNESCO-IHE, Oxfam America, Kenya Wildlife Service Institute, Foundation for Sustainable Development, Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, Uganda Wetlands Inspection Division and Uganda Wildlife Education Centre through a series of stakeholder consultations and have further undergone processes to ensure their relevance to local contexts.

WETLANDS AND POVERTY REDUCTION PRACTITIONERS ANGLOPHONE TRAINING 5th August - 19th August 2007

The Second Training is the first in the series of regional Practitioners Training. This training will be conducted by the selected Trainers from the Anglophone Training of Trainers held last year. The Trainers have been engaged in adapting the modules to local contexts and have developed a curriculum specific to the region, which would be used for the delivery of the training course.

The target group for this training are Practitioners from various sectors such as , Livelihood issues, Development, Gender based issues, and Conservation either in Government, NGOs, CBOs, IGOs, Training Centres, Universities and other relevant agencies who actually work at the level of projects, or programmes with direct interaction with various stakeholders and communities in wetland areas. This course will be for 2 weeks.

Outstanding participants from this training will be requested to develop national training plans and concepts for funding through the WPRP Capacity building component national grants for in-country training workshops. The final decision on funding will be made by a small team comprised of the WPRP Training Board and Project team.

The modules that will be delivered in the course of the training including a field trip are:

* Wetlands and water resource management
* Wetland valuation
* Policy setting and Advocacy
* Financial mechanisms

Potential candidates are advised to read the criteria stated below and apply accordingly as the selection of candidates will be based on these criteria.

1. Available for long term commitment and relevance of training to participant's daily work (A letter of support from your organisation is required)
2. Mid-level professionals (30-45)
3. Working knowledge of English
4. Minimum of 3 years working experience
5. Minimum of a first degree

Various sectors dealing with Water, Livelihood issues, Development, Gender based issues, and Conservation either in Government, NGOs, IGOs, Training Centres, Universities and other relevant agencies are strongly advised to apply.

Women are also strongly advised to apply.

Kindly use the attached form titled 'English' and send by Friday 13th July 2007 and send to Mary Cisse on WPRPENG@gmail.com

Registration form (Word document)

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