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Event International Training of Trainers on Wetland Management, a course focusing on the facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes and curriculum development (ICWM-TOT)

Several wetland management training initiatives took place in the past decade. One of these initiatives was RIZA’s International Course on Wetland Management (ICWM). The 10th ICWM (2003) marked a change in strategy: instead of organising an international wetland management course in the Netherlands, RIZA and its partners wished to stimulate the development of similar courses in the different regions in the world (e.g. the International Course on African Wetland Management in Naivasha, Kenya). To support regional capacity building initiatives, Wageningen International and Rijkswaterstaat RIZA together developed the International Training of Trainers on Wetland Management. In 2006 the ICWM-TOT was organised in Ankara, Turkey. In 2007 in Bogor, Indonesia. In 2008 the training will be organised in Vadu-lui-Voda (near Chisinau), Moldova.

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.

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, but case studies used will be based in Central and South Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation.

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.

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.


Participants will be granted a Certificate of Attendance.

Fees and venue

The tuition fee is € 2350. This amount excludes travel costs to Moldova, but includes administration fees, lecture materials and excursions. Participants will be accommodated in Odiseum Pension, Vadu-lui-Voda (near Chisinau). Costs for full board and lodging are not included in the tuition fee and are available upon request. They are estimated at € 50 per day.


The course can unfortunately not make use of NFP scholarships this year, but we will try to support you in finding funding. Therefore do not wait to long before you apply! Deadline for participants who have secured their own funding is 7 March 2008.  Please, find this factsheet, the application form, the possibility to enroll online and information about other courseat

Direct link to the ICWM-TOT: 

Contact information Wageningen International, Wageningen UR, Capacity Development and Institutional Change Programme: P.O. Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen, The Netherlands (email: )
Phone: +31 (0)317 495 495 ; Fax: +31 (0)317 495 395
Event type Training
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Source Wageningen International
Geographical coverage Moldavia
Address Moldova, Moldavia
Organizer Wageningen International (formerly known as IAC), The Netherlands and ECO-TIRAS, Moldova, in close co-operation with Wetlands International, the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. Different governmental and non-governmental institutions, like e.g. WWF, will also be involved in the programme.
Target audience International
Period [07/04/2008 - 25/04/2008]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH