Curso internacional de formación de instructores
Saludos muy cordiales, miembros de la lista de CECoP:
Más abajo hallarán la información que hemos recibido del Centro de Innovación para el Desarrollo del Centro Universitario y de Investigación de Wageningen (Países Bajos) sobre su Curso internacional de formación de instructores en gestión de humedales que se celebra todos los años y que tiene el refrendo de la Secretaría de Ramsar.
Como el año pasado sostuvimos en esta lista de correo electrónico un prolongado intercambio sobre el tema de la financiación, permítanme que aclare desde ahora mismo que ni la Secretaría de Ramsar ni el Centro de Wageningen tienen el menor control sobre la lista de países cuyos nacionales pueden obtener becas del Programa de Becas de los Países Bajos (NFP) o del Programa de Becas MENA. Aunque cabe lamentar que no puedan optar a becas nacionales de todos los países, ninguna de las dos instituciones puede hacer nada para modificar esta situación.
Téngase presente que el curso se imparte SOLO EN INGLÉS. Más abajo figuran todos los detalles (en inglés únicamente), así como los enlaces electrónicos para más información. Por correo electrónico, sírvanse escribir a firstname.lastname@example.org si desean hacer alguna pregunta. Comuniquen este mensaje, por favor, a sus contactos que puedan estar interesados.
Cordialmente, Sandra Hails, Secretaría de Ramsar
Greetings CEPA list members:
Below you will find information we have received from Wageningen UR's Centre for Development Innovation in the Netherlands concerning their annual International Training of Trainers on Wetland Management course. This course is endorsed by the Ramsar Secretariat.
Since we had some lengthy exchanges on the funding issue last year on this email list, can I please 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 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
Please apply before 1 September 2010 to be able to meet the deadline of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP)!
Please apply before 1 October 2010 to be able to meet the deadline of the MENA Scholarship Programme!
Please find more information below.
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 20 - 8 July, 2011
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 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 € 3500, 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.
A limited number of fellowships are available through the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for nationals of 61 countries (please, find list at the end of this email). NFP-candidates must FIRST apply to Wageningen UR's Centre for Development Innovation for admission to the training. Acceptable candidates will receive a PROVISIONAL Letter of Acceptance from Wageningen International. Candidates can then apply for a NFP fellowship through the Netherlands Embassy or Consulate in their own country. Applications for NFP fellowships should be submitted to the Centre of Development Innovation before 1 September 2010
A limited number of fellowships are also available through the MENA Scholarship Programme. The MENA Scholarship Programme aims to contribute to capacity building within organizations and institutions in six selected countries: Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman and Syria.
More information: http://www.cdi.wur.nl/UK/newsagenda/agenda/International_training_of_trainers_on_wetland_management.htm
Wageningen UR's Centre for Development Innovation, itself, can NOT provide any funds to finance the participants and is also unable to assist applicants in obtaining sponsorship.
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 20 May 2011. 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>
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
NFP Country list
To be eligible for an NFP fellowship, you must be a national of one of the following 61 countries:
Autonomous Palestinian Territories
China (excl. Hong Kong and Macao)
Ivory Coast *
* The Netherlands Embassy in Abidjan is closed. Originally, the Netherlands Embassy in Accra would handle NFP applications originating from Ivory Coast. Unfortunately, this embassy is not in the position to verify documents from applicants from Ivory Coast. For the time being it is therefore not possible for people from Ivory Coast to apply for the NFP.
** Unfortunately, the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Pakistan cannot provide all services to the public at this moment. For the Netherlands Fellowships Programmes this means that only NFP applications for short courses can be accepted. The Netherlands Embassy (http://www.mfa.nl/isl-en/) can be reached by telephone only.
*** The fellowship desk of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Kampala, Uganda will be closed from 10 March to 30 August 2010. In this period the fellowship desk will only deal with selected applicants who were awarded a fellowship.
For some countries, applications should be submitted to the Netherlands embassy in a different country:
via Costa Rica
via Costa Rica
via South Africa
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