International Training of Trainers on Wetland Management 2012 - last call for applications if funding is required
Greetings CEPA list members:
You may remember a previous email regarding the next International Training of Trainers on Wetland Management course organized by Wageningen UR's Centre for Development Innovation in the Netherlands. This course is endorsed by the Ramsar Secretariat.
The 1st of October 2011 is the deadline for applications to the Netherlands Fellowship Programme for financial support. In the past we have had lengthy exchanges on the funding issue on this email list so I would like to make it clear right now that neither the Ramsar Secretariat nor the Wageningen Centre has any control over the list of countries eligible for the NFP or the MENA fellowships/scholarships. While it is indeed regrettable that not all countries are eligible, there is nothing that either institution can do to change this.
All the necessary details are given below as well as weblinks for further information. By email, please contact email@example.com with any questions you may have. Please do pass this on to your contacts that may be interested.
With best wishes, Sandra Hails, Ramsar Secretariat
International Training of Trainers on Wetland Management, a course focusing on the facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes and curriculum development (ICWM-TOT), The Netherlands, June 11 – 29, 2012
· Please apply before 1 October 2011 to be able to meet the deadline of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP)!
· Information regarding the MENA Scholarship Programme in 2012 will become available on this website on 1 November 2011: http://www.nuffic.nl/international-students/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/mena-scholarship-programme
One of the difficulties identified in wetland management is the division of management responsibilities between different administrative authorities in a river basin. This often results in fragmented and competitive approaches to water resources planning and management. The management of wetlands therefore requires a multidisciplinary approach that integrates the technical, economic, environmental, social and legal aspects of water management which does not end at country borders but needs to be carried out at a basin scale.
Aims and objectives
The primary condition for achieving integrated wetland management is the willingness of sectoral stakeholders to work together. To achieve the necessary cooperation, stakeholders in a catchment area need to be able to understand each other clearly. Steps to achieve understanding of the various views, and to explore how far such separate views can be shared, will be one of the main issues covered within the International Training of Trainers on Wetland Management, a course focusing on the facilitation of multistakeholder processes and curriculum development (ICWM-TOT).
The ICWM-TOT aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for curriculum development in the field of wetland management in their own region. The course will focus on the multi-stakeholder processes that play an important role in wetland management and the need for transboundary and cross-sectoral co-operation to manage the natural resources of a river basin and its wetlands.
Concepts in wetland and river basin management Concepts in wetland and river basin management (ecological, social and economic perspective) as well as ecosystem approach, Ramsar, CBD and other international agreements.
Facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes Multi-stakeholder processes, tools and techniques to support the facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes in wetland management, public participation, stakeholder involvement in decision making and conflict management.
Fieldwork wetland management
Wetland management, stakeholder analysis and public participation in practice.
Adult education and social learning
Participatory learning principles, learning styles, the learning cycle, educational psychology, raising awareness, training skills.
Curriculum development, development of a training programme for wetland managers.
The course will be interactive with a high degree of personal contributions by the participants. Besides lectures the course will include fieldwork, technical and social excursions. The ICWM-TOT will provide the opportunity of professional networking fostered by the institutions organising the course, as a follow-up after attending the training.
The course is organised by Wageningen UR's Centre for Development Innovation, formerly known as Wageningen International. Experts from other leading organisations in Integrated Water Resources Management and Wetland Management are aimed to be involved in the programme as well (UNESCO-IHE, Deltares, Tour du Valat, ITC, Wetlands International etc.). The training is endorsed by the Ramsar Secretariat.
Who can participate?
The ICWM-TOT has been designed for (future) trainers in wetland management. The course programme is suitable for wetland managers and land use planners, policy makers, consultants, researchers and NGO staff who have affinity with training. The course will be relevant to participants from all climatic zones.
Requirements for admission
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
* have at least a Bachelor level qualification or equivalent educational background;
* have at least two years of professional experience;
* be involved in wetland management and preferably:
* assigned to capacity building in wetland management;
* be fluent in spoken and written English.
Make sure that you clearly indicate the usefulness of this training in your application form, and outline your current or future involvement in water resources or wetland management and capacity development. We are aware that many of you have applied already for several times in a row, if this is the case could you please indicate this in your application form?
Participants will be granted a Certificate of Attendance.
Fees and venue
If you cannot find your country back in the NFP list, the fee for this course is € 3600, but do not hesitate to apply because we might find the necessary budget for your participation through other sources. Costs include administration costs, lecture materials and field trips, but excludes board and lodging and travel expenses. Participants will be accommodated at the 'Hof van Wageningen', Wageningen, The Netherlands, on basis of full board and lodging. Prices are available on request.
The admission deadline for application directly to Wageningen UR's Centre for Development Innovation, with funding other than through an NFP fellowship or MENA Scholarship, is 11 May 2012. Early application is recommended!
Please, find the factsheet, the application form, the possibility to enroll online and information about other courses at http://www.cdi.wur.nl/UK/Courses/. If possible please enroll online!! The direct link to the ICWM-TOT:http://www.cdi.wur.nl/UK/newsagenda/agenda/International_training_of_trainers_on_wetland_management.htm <http://www.cdi.wur.nl/UK/newsagenda/agenda/International_training_of_trainers_on_wetland_management.htm>
As from January 1st, 2011 the application procedure for NFP Fellowships has been changed. Applications for a NFP Fellowship should be submitted online through the Nuffic System, Scholarships Online (SOL). Please note the deadline to apply for the NFP fellowship is 1 October 2011 (but apply before that as you need to gather some documents!)
After receiving your application by our institute, soon we will send you an Admission letter. To apply for an NFP Fellowship, you do NOT need our Admission letter.
You can apply online for a NFP fellowship through the website www.nuffic.nl/nfp. It is important to read the information given on the website, before you apply. On the menu on the left hand side, please select the programme for which you want to apply a fellowship for (short courses). Then select ‘Application procedure’. Here you will find the link where you can 'prepare an application'.
Direct link to SOL:
If you need help with your application you can download the SOL user manual for applicants http://www.nuffic.nl/international-organizations/docs/nfp/sol-manual-for-applicants.pdf This manual will help you step by step with your NFP fellowship application in SOL.
Please read also carefully the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page from Nuffic: http://www.nuffic.nl/international-students/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/the-netherlands-fellowship-programmes/faqs
If you are still facing problems or you have questions, you can contact Nuffic by telephone (+31-(0)70-42 60 260) or by email through www.nuffic.nl/contact . When you ask for help try to make a detailed description of the problem you encountered and give Nuffic all the relevant information (i.e. your full name, date of birth and file number, if available). This way Nuffic will be able to help you more quickly.
NFP Country list
To be eligible for an NFP fellowship, you must be a national of one of the following 60 countries:
Autonomous Palestinian Territories
Centre for Development Innovation
P.O. Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)317 486 800
F: +31 (0)317 486 801
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