Scholarships will be given to thirty participants to participate in the International Water Law module at the University of Dundee, UK, which will take place June 9-20, 2014.
Applications are now being accepted for the scholarship programme run jointly by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the University of Dundee, UK, as part of the continuing efforts by GWP to support its partners.
Recipients of the scholarship will take part in the module in International Water Law (IWL) taking place at the University of Dundee from June 9-20, 2014.. The scholarship covers all tuition costs for the module.
The module, a two-week course taking place on the campus of the University of Dundee, aims to teach individuals interested in water issues about the main issues surrounding international water law. In particular, the module is intended for professionals working in the environmental or energy sectors and wishing to learn more about transboundary watercourses and aquifers and the international legal framework surrounding them, as well as academics from social and environmental sciences doing research on transboundary water issues.
The first week of the module comprises lectures, debates and group exercises. Conceived as a participatory and interactive, it is designed to teach participants as much as possible about the fundamentals of IWL and raise questions about its most topical issues and controversies. The group exercises, which take place at the end of each day, are meant to enhance the participants’ understanding of the notions and issues discussed and foucs on their capacity to reason and respond to challenges they are faced with.
The second week, which is optional, takes a more hands-on approach. During a week-long group exercise, participants will be assessed on their ability to conduct legal research and present legal arguments. The second week is built to consolidate their knowledge about what they learned during the first week’s lectures. During the group exercise, participants will be given the opportunity to show their understanding of the fundamental rules of IWL and of the legal issues related to international watercourses; their ability to identigy and analyze relevant legal sources abd provide legal opinions. At the end of the second week, students will be asked to make a short presentation and write a position paper based on the work they will have provided throughout the week.
Following the module, participants will, if they so wish, have the possibility of writing a research paper on the topic of their choice (albeit one related to topics discussed in class).
Potential applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
- Applicants must be recommended by a GWP Partner organization to receive a scholarship
- Participants are required to be proficient in English, either as native speakers, or to an IELTS score of 6.5
- Applicants must possess a university degree in Hydrology, Environmental Science, Law, Agriculture, or a related field
To apply, candidates are asked to:
- download the application form at the following address: www.gwp.org/GWP-Dundee-2014
- Send the following documents (in either Word or PDF format) by e-mail to Mr. Keng James Gunya (Kenge.email@example.com):
* Transcript of university courses with grades, and copy of diploma
* Updated CV
* Contact information of two references
* Letter of motivation
* One letter of recommendation from a GWP partner institution
Applications will be accepted from November 20, 2013 to February 15, 2014.Notifications to successful candidates will be given in early March, 2014.
For more information about the scholarship and the International Water Law module, please visit: www.gwp.org/GWP-Dundee-2014
The scholarship programme brochure and additional information can also be found here: http://www.gwp.org/Global/Events/GWP-Dundee%202014/GWP-Dundee%20Scholarship%20Annoucement%202014.pdf
Please send all application documents by e-mail to Mr. Keng James Gunya: Kenge.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the International Water Law module, please contact Mr. Hugh Gunn at the following address: H.J.B.Gunn@dundee.ac.uk