NPT Project

The NPT project "Strengthening Ethiopian Universities in Integrated River Basin Management" will be carried out between 2009 and 2012 to strengthen (post)graduate level training in Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) in Ethiopia. This aims to address the considerable demand for professionals and practitioners in the water sector. The project is a co-operation between eight universities in Ethiopia and a consortium of knowledge providers. In some universities selected modules related to water resource management and development will be improved, in other universities a full-fledged MSc program in Integrated River Basin Management will be developed.
The project is based on the premise that the different universities will also work together in exchanging staff and students. In addition the links between the institutes of higher education and the water sector organizations will be strengthened. This will take shape in a Universities Water Sector Partnership that will discuss the relevance and orientation of the education offered and opportunities for cooperation in guest lectures, internships and research. A number of short courses for mid-career professionals will be developed too.