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9 May 2022 Last update on Monday, May 9, 2022 At 11:11 AM

The issue of water management is a challenge in Africa. A large part of the population does not have access to this resource. To meet this challenge, a partnership between the World Bank and Ethiopia is training young people to improve the quality of services.

The African Center of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM), an initiative of the World Bank Group which benefits from the partnership of the Ethiopian government, will welcome fellows for master’s and doctoral cycles in water management. water on behalf of the 2022/2023 academic year.

The program is open to nationals of all African countries except Ethiopia. The eligibility conditions and the training offered vary from one cycle to another.

For the master’s cycle which lasts 2 years, the scholarship holders have the choice between 5 sectors, namely: water quality management, management of aquatic ecosystems, hydrology and water resources, water supply and sanitation, and finally technology. water and sewage. These courses are open to undergraduate graduates under the age of 30.

The doctoral course lasts 4 years, and covers 3 areas: hydrology and water resources management, management of aquatic ecosystems, and water science and technology. Candidates in this category must be under the age of 40, and hold a master’s degree in a field related to water management.

Courses will be full-time, via lectures, seminars and field studies. They could also be delivered by videoconference and technology-assisted learning approach. The teaching language is English.

The program aims to train the next generation of educators, researchers, water professionals, to improve the quality of life by ensuring water security for all.

In Africa, the management of water resources is a major challenge. Although the continent has significant water resources, a third of its population does not have access to sustainable and quality water and sanitation services.

Applications must be sent online before June 10. 

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