Coordinated through Rotary District 5340, the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is offering six scholarships for the Water Cooperation and Diplomacy master’s programme. The scholarships are available for existing and future water professionals from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Ensuring that the needs of the people and ecosystems that rely on water are met effectively requires a comprehensive appreciation of both the technical aspects of water, as well as the social science and diplomacy skills necessary for efficient and equitable decision making. Therefore, the objective of the Water Cooperation and Diplomacy master’s programme is to train future water managers and other professionals to address competition over water. The programme’s curriculum broadens the scope of approach to conflict and peace, provides both a theoretical and applied dimensions to conflict, engages with multi-level conflict dimensions and strengthens skills through highly experiential learning opportunities.
The scholarship is offered for the 17-month duration of the master’s programme. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will graduate with three master’s degrees from these three institutions. The scholarship will cover most of the educational fees for the duration of the programme; successful applicants will be required to fund up to approximately $5,000 USD for living costs and flights.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
The scholarship is available only for nationals from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Participants need to show a clear intention to return to their country following completion of the master’s programme. Successful candidates will be selected through a competitive process. More information on the admission criteria and applications and selection procedure is available on the website: https://www.waterdiplomacymaster.org
Application Procedure & Contact Information
Applications for the master’s programme and for the scholarship should be submitted at the same time. The application deadline is 5 January 2018. Please find more information about the application process here. Questions about the scholarship and application procedure can be sent to specialprogrammes [at] upeace.org.
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