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News Women’s Water Fund Call for Applications

The Women’s Water Fund is an initiative of the DHI Group, initially funded by the “King Hassan II Great World Water Prize” presented to Professor Torkil Jønch Clausen of DHI at the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico in 2006. The objective of the Fund is to support women from developing countries in advancing their career opportunities in development and management of water resources.

The Fund supports short capacity building visits to Denmark. The visits will include a combination of formal training and inspirational “hands-on” interaction with managers in public authorities and in the water industry. All travel, accommodation and living costs are covered by the Fund. 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 short courses on water resources and environmental technologies and management;

ii) inspirational visits to Danish organisations in the field of water and a one week internship in one of those organisations; and

iii) a subsequent mentoring component that includes a senior Danish manager as mentor for each candidate. The mentoring function is intended to be continued for at least one year after the visit in Denmark in a long distance support relationship.

A Diploma will be issued by the Governing Board of the Fund at the end of the visit to Denmark. The present Call comprises: “A two weeks Training and Management Internship Programme in Denmark, April 30 – May 15, 2011.”

The present Call/study visit for April/May 2011 is intended for women from developing countries in AfricaAsia or Latin America who meet the following criteria:

  • Professional background in a water related discipline, at least at Master’s level
  • Minimum 5-7 years of working experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Present employment in managerial or leadership positions in government, private company or NGO (academic careers are not supported by the Fund)

The deadline to submit applications is 21 January 2011. For more information, visit this link

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