Objectives Improved Water Education and Research in Minais Gerais, Brazil and developing countries in Africa and Latin America with focus on: Millennium Development Goals Poverty reduction Access to water supply and improve sanitation Create sustainable partnerships for water governance Environmental and economic sustainability Effective management of water and natural resources Strengthening capacity of knowledge institutes Specific knowledge development Applied research Innovation Delivery of training and education
Activities Education and training Innovative short courses MSc curricula and programs Applied research Research agenda Co-ordination with the water sector Platform development Capacity needs articulation Improve delivery Competency based learning Problem solving methods Pedagogical tools: E-learning, distance learning etc. (Virtual) Knowledge Center
Institutional arrangements HidroEX Governing Board Scientific Council Working Committees etc. Membership of Partnerships of Universities e.g. UNESCO-IHE Partnership for Water Education WaterNet Mozambique Angola Etc.
Outputs Platform development (multi-stakeholder) Education and training Curriculum development MSc programme Training programme Virtual knowledge center Applied research agenda Research facility Staff development
Instruments Needs assessments (Labour market) Capacities universities Research needs Workshops Virtual Centre of Excellence Library Laboratory facilities
Development of platforms Multi-stakeholder platform Knowledge institutions Water and environment sector Water Authorities Government agencies Co-operation of Universities and Knowledge centers Partnerships/association
Education Masters in Integrated River Basin Management? Curriculum development 12-15 modules on innovative subjects Test running Delivery and organization Modular structure (short courses) Exchange of staff/students Exchange of credits etc. Training programme for practitioners Short and medium length courses
Staff development PhD research MSc Short courses in the Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil Technical supporting staff Library, knowledge processing Innovative pedagogical and didactical skills E-learning
Important issues/questions Stakeholders in platform and demand articulation process Two tiered platform? Water sector: government and private sector Academic institutions Organization and delivery of IRBM curriculum Role of participating universities? Student and staff exchange arrangements Modular structure
Important issues and questions Implementation arrangements The need for staff and staff needs PhD, MSc Staff development Student needs International students!? Supporting facilities Library Laboratory Virtual Centre
Activity cluster 1 (establishment) (Stakeholder identification study) Stakeholder selection workshop Platform development Establishment workshop HidroEX Secretariat development Needs assessment study Identification of major problems in water management in MG, Brazil, Latin America, Africa Capacity needs/strengths for knowledge institutions Priority setting by HidroEX decision makers
Activity cluster 2 (cross-cutting, ongoing) Research strategy and programme Research lines and activities Building a (virtual) knowledge center Partnership development Staff development programme PhD Masters Specific courses Events
Activity cluster 3: development Short courses identification Innovative character Short courses development Accreditation (by FUMG?) Pedagogical tools Distance and E-learning Pedagogical skills Masters curriculum?
Activity cluster 4: implementation Running short courses Establishing Masters Guidance and promotion of PhDs/Postdocs
Questions Platform (s) Stakeholders? Universities, Government, private sector What kind of platform: organization? Roles and responsibilities Staff development needs Priorities Short courses, Masters, PhD, other? Implementation modalities Staff exchange
Questions Which partnerships? MG, national, international? Objectives, roles? Development priorities? Knowledge needs Who are the students/participants? Role of Africa and Latin America?