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Capacity Building

One of GIWEH’s most fundamental goals is to empower governments, organisations and individuals with the knowledge and technical skills they need for effective decision making when tackling issues related to water, the environment and health. Post 2015, GIWEH has become especially focused on supporting development actors working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

This is why we are dedicated to hosting hands-on training workshops, summer programs, internships, and capacity building programs to spread essential knowledge and skills. Our courses and workshops take place in Geneva, Switzerland and are especially focused on themes such as water security, water and sustainability, and water governance.

We take great pride in our current courses which can be viewed below, however we can also offer more tailor-made courses to groups with specific requirements. To discuss possibilities for a bespoke training course, please contact info@giweh.ch.

To download course brochures, click the links below. Before applying to one of our training programs, please carefully read the program’s description, requirements, and administrative procedures.

Apply online here or using the link in the program brochures, and we will get back to you within 5 working days.


For more information, please contact info@giweh.ch.

 

Hands on Training on Water and Environmental Governance


  The program welcomes students of undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate levels in environmental, political, social and/or economic disciplines and provides them with an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of water and environmental issues. The participants benefit from multidisciplinary approaches adopted by GIWEH and its international team. They have full access to the United Nations library and the University of Geneva. Moreover, GIWEH can facilitate communication with the private sector and non-governmental organizations.

 
 
  • Environment and Water Governance Training Program
  • This program serves as a platform for exchanging experience and knowledge on water, environment and health between experts, scientists and researchers from different countries and backgrounds. The program provides a wide array of new approaches to water resources management based on green economic concepts and new green technologies, among others. The program develops a vision that helps to improve socio-economic well-being beyond current levels by moving to an integrated approach, including health and gender aspects. The participants benefit from experiences of other regions and different approaches to understanding constraints in water policy implementation. In addition, the program provides a unique chance to visit some of the Geneva-based international organizations and learn more about their role and their programs on water management.

Read program description

 
Ecotourism Program for Geneva, Switzerland
  • This training program aims at raising awareness on environmental issues and aspects of nature conservation related to tourism. The goal of the program is to familiarize participants with ecotourism during their stay in Geneva. The current program combines travelling and training, which gives its participants an opportunity to become familiar with ecotourism practices used in Geneva, a city suitable for this training program.

 

 

List of Previous Capacity Building Trainings

1.

Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Enhancing Workshop, Nepal

2018
2.

Training Courses on Capacity Building within the EXECUTIVE MASTER IN DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES (DPP) Program by the Graduate Institute of Geneva

2018
3.

Capacity Building Training Courses for government officials from Ukraine 

2017
4.

Capacity Building Training Courses for government officials from Tunisia

2017
5.

Training Courses on Capacity Building within the EXECUTIVE MASTER IN DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES (DPP) Program by the Graduate Institute of Geneva 

2017
6.

Training Courses on Capacity Building within the EXECUTIVE MASTER IN DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES (DPP) Program by the Graduate Institute of Geneva (Professionals from NGOs, Research Organizations, Governments, and the Private Sector)

March 2016
7.

Training Courses on Capacity Building within the EXECUTIVE MASTER IN DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES (DPP) Program by the Graduate Institute of Geneva (Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Africa, and the Caucasian region)

February 2016
8.

Training Courses on Capacity Building within the EXECUTIVE MASTER IN DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES (DPP) Program by the Graduate Institute of Geneva (Southeast Asia, Africa, Central America, and South America)

January 2016
9.

Training Courses on Capacity Building within the EXECUTIVE MASTER IN DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES (DPP) Program by the Graduate Institute of Geneva (Private Sector)

April 2015
10.

Training Courses on Capacity Building within the EXECUTIVE MASTER IN DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES (DPP) Program by the Graduate Institute of Geneva (Afghanistan and South East Asia)

February 2015
11.

Training Courses on Capacity Building within the EXECUTIVE MASTER IN DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES (DPP) Program by the Graduate Institute of Geneva (South and Central America)

April 2015
12.

Water Governance Leadership for Positive Change in Iraq, Turkey and Palestine

 2014
13.

Water Governance in Libya/Pricing and Water Tariff in Antalya, Turkey 

2014
14.

Youth Leadership Program "Water resources : Policy and management for Iraq" in Sheraton Hotel, Baghdad, Iraq 

2013
15.

CABIR National Training Program in Tbisili, Georgia 

2013
16.

2nd Training Program for Officials from the Great Lakes Region in Bujumbura, Burundi 

2012
17.

Regional Training Program for government officials from Armenia and Georgia in Yerevan, Armenia 

2012
18.

Youth Leadership on Water Governance in Marrakech, Morocco

2011
19.

Water one source, different perspectives at School for International Training, UNEP, Geneva 

2010
20.

Program Maghreb in Algeria 

2009
21.

Water Governance Great Lakes Program- Graduate Institute in Bujumbura, Burundi

2009
22.

Water Resources in the Midddle East at UNEP, Geneva

2008