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News DHI's Women's Water Fund - Call for Applications

The DHI Women’s Water Fund has been created as an initiative benefiting from the “King Hassan II Great World Water Prize” presented to Prof. Torkil Jønch Clausen of DHI at the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico in 2006. The objective of the DHI Women’s Water Fund is to support women in developing countries in advancing their career opportunities in the development and management of water resources (purely academic/scientific career development is not supported).
The Fund’s career programme will draw upon transfer of Danish expertise in water resources by offering capacity building visits to Denmark. The visits will include a combined career learning and mentoring program of two to four weeks duration. It is the intention that the Fund will contribute to a longer duration contact and support to the selected candidates.

The capacity building visits include: i) participation in relevant short courses on water resources technologies and management at M.Sc. or Ph.D. level; ii) learning visits at Danish organisations in the field of water; and iii) a mentoring component that includes Senior Danish managers as mentors for each candidate. The mentoring function is intended to be continued for one year after the visit in Denmark as a long distance learning and support relationship.

A call for applications has been launched for the four weeks course to be held in June on the theme of ‘Integrated Environment and Water Management’ (IEWM). Deadline is 15 April 2008.

Contact information Michael MacDonald Arnskov, M.Sc, B.Sc., Marketing Coordinator: Agern Allé 5, DK-2970, Hørsholm, Denmark (email:
Phone: +45 4516 9200 ; Direct: +45 4516 9252
News type Nomination
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Source of information DHI Group
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Geographical coverage Denmark, international
News date 29/02/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH