Wetlands International training of trainers

29/03/2007

Wetlands International rolls out two more courses on Wetlands and Poverty Reduction

Wetlands International in collaboration with its Partners rolls out 2 more training opportunities under its Wetlands and Poverty Reduction Project (WPRP).

Wetlands International on behalf of the WPRP African Training Board announces the call for application to two training opportunities within its Wetlands and poverty Reduction Project funded by the Netherlands Foreign Affairs Ministry (DGIS). These training courses 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 (FRANCOPHONE) TRAINING OF TRAINERS - 4th - 25th MAY, 2007

A) The first of the two trainings is the Francophone Training of Trainers which is going to be the second Training of Trainers on Wetlands and Poverty Reduction (specific to French speaking countries in East and West Africa, however other countries outside these subregions can be considered) following a similar Training of Trainers held in Naivasha, Kenya, from the 27th November - 15th December 2006 for English speaking countries in East and West Africa. The Francophone ToT will be held at the Centre Forestier de Recyclage in Thies, Senegal, from the 4th - 25th May 2007.

The ToT is aimed at building a resource pool of experts who would eventually support the full fledged roll out of the regional courses. Outstanding participants of this ToT will be engaged through host institutions to support the roll out of the regional and national courses on the following modules either in a single course programme in the form of a Policy makers short syllabus and a more extensive Practitioners syllabus or as integrations into existing course programmes in established centres.

The developed modules under the WPRP 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 to training activities- (A letter of support from your organisation is required) 2. Mid-level professionals (30-45, Age waiver may apply on the basis of professional experience and function within organisation) 3. Working knowledge of French. (Basic English will be an added advantage but not a priority) 4. Working experience in 1 of the 4 topics (Disciplinary mix) 5. Minimum of 5 years training or stakeholder facilitation experience 6. 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.

Kindly use the attached form to apply by Monday the 16th of April 2007 and send to Mary Cisse on WPRPTOTFR@gmail.com

WETLANDS AND POVERTY REDUCTION PRACTITIONERS (ANGLOPHONE) TRAINING 22nd APRIL - 5th May, 2007

B) 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 venue is Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe, Uganda.

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, Age waiver may apply on the basis of professional experience and function within organisation) 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.

Kindly use the attached form to apply and send by Tuesday the 10th of April 2007 to Mary Cisse on WPRPENG@gmail.com.

For more information about the Wetlands and Poverty Reduction Project, please visit our website on www.wetlands.org.

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