Developing, managing, and sharing knowledge on natural resources, conflict, and peacebuilding
23 June 2014 | University for Peace
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE), the University for Peace (UPEACE) and Oregon State University (OSU), institutions with a unique range of expertise, have jointly developed a new Master programme on Water Cooperation and Peace, which has been endorsed by UNESCO’s “From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential PCCP” programme.
This programme, through a multidisciplinary approach, will provide participants with a theoretical and historical understanding of conflict and peace dynamics and frame issues of water security and cooperation in the broader context of environmental issues, in depth knowledge of and skills in critical analysis of water conflicts, an understanding of socio-hydrological dynamics, decision making processes on water resources and services management, water diplomacy, water dispute prevention, management and resolution skills and tools to promote/achieve water security and to ensure dialogue and cooperation between different and competing users at different scales. Additionally the programme will offer the opportunity to undertake fieldwork and hands-on experience in Costa Rica, The Netherlands and USA. Participants will be exposed to different case studies, involving diverse challenges and contexts at different scales.
The taught part of the course will begin at UPEACE in Costa Rica, continue at UNESCO-IHE in The Netherlands, where also part of the course will be taught at the Clingendael Institute for International Relations, and end at OSU in the US. The research element can be carried out at any of the three institutions.
Opportunity for scholarship 2014/2015
UNESCO-IHE is inviting two deserving participants to take part in the pilot of this 20 months programme beginning in August 2014. Tuition fees, basic living expenses and travel costs will be fully covered. Upon successful completion of the programme, these graduates will be expected to apply the acquired knowledge and skills to existing and new training and education curricula at their knowledge institution in the Global South.