Water Cooperation and Peace Programme launched at World Water Forum




14-22 April 2014. Daegu, Republic of Korea - UNESCO-IHE, the University for Peace (UPEACE) and Oregon State University (OSU), institutions with a unique range of expertise,  jointly launched a new Master Programme on Water Cooperation and Peace at the 7th World Water Forum in the Republic of Korea.                    

The goal of this new initiative is to broaden the scope of approach to conflict and peace, provide a more theoretical dimension to conflict, engage multi-level scales of conflict dimensions and strengthen skills through highly experiential learning opportunities.

The programme will provide tools and training in an international setting, with a unique opportunity to undertake coursework and hands-on experiences in Costa Rica, The Netherlands and the United States. Participants will be exposed to case studies involving diverse challenges and contexts at different scales.

Students will be able to choose from a project and thesis option, with further opportunities to specialize based on skills and future career goals. Students will be awarded an MA and an MSc in Water Cooperation and Peace, and have the option to continue on at the University of Oregon for a Juris Doctor or Master of Law.

The taught part of the course will begin at UPEACE in Costa Rica, continue at UNESCO-IHE in The Netherlands, where also part of the course will be taught at the Clingendael Institute for International Relations, and end at OSU in the USA. The research element can be carried out at any of the three institutions.

For further information please contact Ms. Zaki Shubber at z.shubber@unesco-ihe.org

For more pictures of the event and the World Water Forum visit our WWF7 Facebook photo album

Deft, The Netherlands. 22 April, 2015. In the photo, Pieter van der Zaag. Professor of Water Resources Management, Head of the Integrated Water Systems and Governance Department and Francisco Rojas-Aravena, Rector, University for Peace.

22 April, 2015 Delf, The Netherlands. Signing of the agreement  UNESCO-IHE, the University for Peace (UPEACE) and Oregon State University (OSU),