This short course is designed for current and future water managers, decision-makers and others involved in Integrated Water Resources Management. Participants need to have a bachelor degree in a relevant subject (i.e. economics, social sciences, law, engineering, biology) and preferably several years of relevant working experience. Basic knowledge of negotiation techniques is an asset.
Dates and Fee
Start: 03 March 2014
End: 21 March 2014
Deadline IHE application: 03 February 2014
Deadline NFP: 07 May 2013
Course fee: € 2700
This short course will recap the basic concepts of negotiation. It will also introduce advanced processes that can be used in the prevention, the anticipation or the resolution of conflicts in a transboundary water setting. It will focus on concepts that can be used in the management of multi-party decision making processes The role of the negotiator, the facilitator, the mediator, and the qualities and responsibilities of such players will be highlighted.
The short course will include the following components:
- Recap of the negotiation process
- Cases of Water Negotiations
- Mediation theory and practice
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Roles of culture and power
- Implementation of agreements
- Case studies of major water and environmental disputes
- Simulation of a local and/or regional conflict
- Consensus building processes applied in national and international settings
- Public participation processes applied in national and international settings
The course provides a good mix of theory and practice, with sufficient attention on skills training. Lectures are combined with exercises and simulation games.
UNESCO-IHP-WWAP PCCP: Ms. Léna Salamé
UNESCO-IHE: Prof. Joyeeta Gupta, Prof. Pieter van der Zaag
The Israel Center for Mediation: Mr. Jonathan Kowarsky
Oregon State University: Prof. Aaron Wolf
It is possible to take part in the examination of this short course. If you obtain a passing mark for this examination and return to UNESCO-IHE within four years after completion of the short course to follow a full MSc programme, you will receive exemption for this short course/module. The costs for this exam are €250 extra and should be borne by yourself. Taking part in the examination is not compulsory.
- UNESCO-IHP-WWAP PCCP
- Clingendael Institute