18.06.2012 - UNESCO Office in Amman

Developing national capacities in water governance and natural resources negotiation

©Andy Cripe Corvallis Gazzette-TimesJordanian Participant at the training organized by Oreqon State University

Staff of the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation participated at the two week summer training course of the National Resources Leadership Academy, at Oregon State University, United States, 18-29 June 2012.

The Jordanian participant was one of 47 students from around the world at this international training programme. The two-week long program focused on four overarching thematic areas of conflict management, communication, sustainability, and leadership as they relate to natural resources. While at the same time, providing participants an opportunity to collaborate with natural resource focused graduate students and professionals from across the globe; all sharing interests and experiences on the topic.

The participation of the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation representative was organized by UNESCO Office in Amman as part of the joint UN programme “Adaptation to climate change to sustain Jordan’s MDG achievement” of the MDG Achievement Fund.

The MDG Achievement Fund is an international cooperation mechanism whose aim is to accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) worldwide. Under this fund, in Jordan, UNESCO together with three UN organizations -UNDP, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), and the World Health Organization (WHO) – is part of a joint UN programme to enhance Jordan’s capacity to adapt to climate change.

For further information please contact Lama Al-Masalha, l.almasalha(at)unesco.org

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