The UNESCO-IHE Global Partnership for Water Education and Research is a global coalition of knowledge centres with the mission to build capacity for the sustainable management of water and environmental resources and delivery of water and sanitation services.
The Partnership was founded in November 2002 with the signing of the Partnership Charter, it:
- counts 18 member institutions from 15 countries and over 40 affiliated MOU partners;
- operates in the context of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, as an important mechanism for the institute to fulfil its functions;
- takes up a special place in the broad family of institutes associated with UNESCO-IHE, next to the affiliated variety of UNESCO programs, organisations and institutes concerned with water.
Partnership Shared Vision:
An international partnership of knowledge centres dedicated to building capacity for the sustainable management of water and environmental resources in order to improve the quality of human life and the environment in developing countries and countries in transition.
To combine the strengths of all partners and enhance the capacity of each partner in order jointly to:
- Deliver capable professionals in the water and environment sectors
- Find innovative solutions for water and environmental challenges, and
- Build up the capacity of institutions and communities with respect to better management of water and environmental resources.