Courses

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PCCP has developed various courses on conflict prevention and cooperation in the management of transboundary water resources. Course materials have been adapted to various target audiences and settings. Their aim is to contribute to water security and peace, through water diplomacy.

Global courses

PCCP and UNESCO-IHE to organize short courses on "Negotiation and Mediation for Water Conflict Management" in 2011

The 2011 courses will take place in The Hague and Delft, The Netherlands, from 7-25 February, and from 28 February-19 March.

These courses are part of a joint MSc in Water Management – specialization Water Conflict Management and LLM in Water Governance and Conflict Resolution. They can also be taken by external candidates interested in a short training session in water and conflict management.

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PCCP and Oregon State University offer an online Water Conflict Management Graduate Certificate

PCCP and OSU (Oregon State University) Department of Geosciences in the College of Science, with the Water Resources Graduate Program, and in cooperation with Ecampus now offer an online certificate in Water Conflict Management.

The online courses are only available in English.

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PCCP and UNESCO-IHE organize short courses on "Negotiation and Mediation for Water Conflict Management"

The 2010 courses took place in The Hague and Delft, The Netherlands, from 8-26 February and from 1-19 March.

These courses are part of a joint MSc in Water Management – specialization Water Conflict Management and LLM in Water Governance and Conflict Resolution. Regularly organized by PCCP and UNESCO-IHE, they can also be taken by external candidates interested in learning more about water and conflict management.

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UNESCO and Internews' Earth Journalism Network organize a training for journalists on "How to improve communication and media reporting on water and cooperation?" during the 5th World Water Forum

A training for journalists on "How to improve communication and media reporting on water and cooperation?", organized by UNESCO and Internews' Earth Journalism Network, was held from 15-21 March 2009 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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PCCP to give lectures on conflicts over water resources at the University of Roma Tre, Italy

Since 2006 PCCP has given lectures on conflict resolution and water within the Master's programme in "Peace Studies: International Co-operation, Human Rights and Policies of the European Union" at the University of Roma Tre, Italy. Over the years these lectures, which focus on the techniques and processes aimed at preventing, managing and resolving conflicts concerning water resources, have evolved into a 3-day seminar.

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High-level training seminar on Enhancing Negotiation Skills in the Resolution of National and International Resource Disputes

The training took place at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands, from 21-23 October 2008.

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Postgraduate programmes related to water conflict

A unique opportunity to study conflict management in Dundee and Delft has been created by two new and related master programmes that are offered under the aegis of PCCP, UNESCO’s programme on water and cooperation:

  • MSc in Water Management – specialization Water Conflict Management
  • LLM in Water Governance and Conflict Resolution

The Masters programmes provide participants with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the theoretical background of the scientific, legal and institutional aspects of water management, and gives them a range of methods, techniques and tools to apply the acquired knowledge.  Studies are taught to critically assess the different functions of existing water resources systems, and to enhance their ability to design comprehensive water resource policies and strategies.

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Regional courses

Africa

Courses on Conflict Prevention and Cooperation in International Water Resources in the South African Developing Community

The pilot courses took place in November 2002 in Maputo, Mozambique (5-day course) and Cape Town, South Africa (10-day course) respectively.

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Americas

PCCP Latin American course sessions for young professionals

Several courses are organized in various universities across Latin America in coordination with UNESCO Montevideo Office.

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Course on the Prevention of Conflicts and the Cooperation in the Water Resource Management in Latin America

The 6-day pilot course took place in Guayaquil in January 2006.

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Asia

PCCP organizes jointly with the Mekong River Commission a training workshop on Transboundary Water Conflict Management and International Water Governance

The training workshop was held from 3 to 10 June in Khon Kaen, Thailand at the Mekong Institute.

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Europe

Course on Co-operation and Prevention of Conflicts in the Management of Transboundary Waters in South East Europe

The pilot-course took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 16 to 21 October 2006.

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Middle East

Advanced Course for Trainers in Negotiation Skills, Relating to Cooperation Building around Water Resource in the Middle East

The training took place in the premises of the WWAP Secretariat, Perugia, Italy, from 28th to 31st October 2008.

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