Refresher courses

Each year, IHE Delft organizes refresher courses in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and/or the Middle East, primarily for IHE Delft alumni. The courses cover themes that are of direct relevance and importance to the region and the participants.

Refresher courses 

    Refresher courses take place every year in different continents with the financial support of Nuffic to contribute to the institutional development of the alumni's employing organizations and prolong the impact of the original training. The courses are open to alumni who have studied in the Netherlands with NFP scholarships and are living in countries included in the Nuffic country list. The courses are evaluated by alumni as a very important experience to increase their knowledge as well as to reinforce their professional network.

    The refresher courses, which are typically one week long, consist of interactive lectures, role-plays, group discussions, field trips,  country presentations by participants, social events, and a final ceremony where certificates of attendance are awarded. During the courses the participants attended classes as well as have time to share their own professional experiences and networking.

    Objectives of the courses: 

    Facilitating exchanges of experiences between alumni from different countries facing similar issues and problems in their professional capacities;

    Enhancing and strengthening relationships among these alumni, and between them and IHE Delft;

    Adapting and improving the approaches and contents of courses held at IHE Delft on the basis of the experiences and practices of professionals working in developing countries; and

    Exploring opportunities for establishing and strengthening local and regional knowledge centres that are part of regional and global networks for capacity building in the water, environment and infrastructure sectors.

    Refresher Courses 2018

    Last February Nuffic launched the new OKP programme that includes alumni activities, being the Refresher Courses one of them.
    Nine proposals have been submitted by IHE Delft to Nuffic 2018 Refresher Courses call last November. The approved  proposals will be informed  by Nuffic in December 2018.  

    Refresher Courses held in 2017 

    • Course: Managing Solid Waste with emphasis on solid household organics
      Location: Mumbai, India

      Coordinator: Dr. Maarten Siebel & Dr. E. van Hullebush
      Counterpart: Five Elements Environment Ventures PvT. Ltd., FEEV,  & Indian Institute of Technology, JSS Academy of Technology Edu IIT/JSS Noida
      Open to: Alumni from Asia and West Africa 
      Read article here
    • Course: Urban and Rural polder development in coastal areas
      Location: Yangon, Myanmar
      Coordinator: Dr. F. Suryadi
      Counterpart: Irrigation and Water Utilization management Department, IWUMD & Myanmar Maritime University, MMU
      Read article here
    • Course: Hydrological tools for water management in food production
      Location: Managua, Nicaragua
      Coordinator: Dr. Gerald Corzo Perez
      Counterpart: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, UNAN ManaguaOpen to: Alumni from Latin America and Caribbean region
      Read article here
    • Course: Water resources management and climate change: balancing the extremes 'Food-Water Scarcity-Floods"
      Location: La Havana & Varadero - Cuba
      Coordinator: Dr. Carlos Lopez Vazquez & Dr. Hector Garcia
      Counterpart: Institute para la Investigacion de la Industria Alimentaria, IIIA & Havana Technical University ‘Jose Antonio Echeverria’, CUJAE
      Read article here
    • Course: Towards sustainable Intensification of Agriculture for Food Security
      Location: Nairobi, Kenya
      Coordinator: Dr. Poolad Karimi
      Counterpart: Jomo Kenyatta, University of Agriculture and Technology & WaterHealth
       
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