Under the umbrella of DUPC2, the partnership and capacity development programme run by IHE Delft, the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) has awarded funding for two regional projects to strengthen capacity in the water sector to meet the water-related SDGs.
The deadline to apply to either of the two scholarships is -due to the implications of the coronavirus lockdown measures- extended from 1 June to 1 July 2021.
The MENA-CD programme aims to strengthen the capacity of professionals and decision makers in the water sector to improve water management in MENA region countries to better cope with the challenges of stressed water resources including under the impacts of climate change.
MENA-CD fellowships may be provided to candidates who are a national of, and work and/or live in, one of the following MENA countries: Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Sudan, Yemen.
The SIDS programme is a unique fellowship programme aimed at water professionals from small island developing states.
SIDS fellowships may be provided to candidates who are a national of, and work and/or live in, one of the following eligible ODA SIDS countries:
- The AIMS (Africa, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Sea): Cabo Verde, Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, Mauritius, Sao Tome & Principe.
- The Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname.
- The Pacific: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated State of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.