Launched over a decade ago, the Water and Development Partnership Programme (formerly referred to as DUPC), has been nurturing a global community of scientists, practitioners and policymakers from over 40 countries.
And the programme continues: a call for large-scale proposals issued in November 2021 yielded 19 promising submissions. This call is part of the programme’s third phase, which started in August 2021 and focuses on facilitating joint learning and capacity development among people, communities and organisations from low- and middle-income countries. A committee will carefully review the proposals, with selections expected to be announced by the end of March 2022.
The Water and Development Partnership Programme, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs promotes socially inclusive and ecologically sustainable work to address challenges in the water sector. It aims to build spaces for collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches that enable structural inequalities to be overcome.