The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is an intergovernmental organization established in 1996 to support countries in their efforts to implement more equitable and sustainable management of their water resources. The GWP network spans 13 regions with 2,400 institutional partners in 158 countries. The global secretariat of GWP is based in Stockholm, Sweden. The GWP Africa Coordination Unit, based at GWP Southern Africa (GWPSA) in Pretoria, South Africa, coordinates GWP Africa programs across the continent. In addition, GWPSA hosts the GWP global theme on climate resilience, and is charged with providing global strategic leadership to, and coordinating the implementation of, the GWP strategy on climate resilience.
The Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government have formally adopted the progressive Continental Africa Water Investment Program (AIP), during its 34th Ordinary Session, held on 7th February, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The goal of the AIP is to transform and improve the investment outlook for water security and sustainable sanitation for a prosperous, peaceful and equitable society. The objective is to enhance job creation through gender-sensitive investments in water security, industrialization, and climate-resilient development.
GWP will provide a small stipend to the fellows. GWP will pay for accommodation and travel expenses, if any project-related travel is required. Fellows are entirely responsible for their own living costs such as groceries and health insurance. However, they will be provided with operational tools, such as a laptop, for use during the period of the fellowship.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the fellowship:
- A Masters degree, at least, in fields such as water, climate, environment and natural resources, gender, and energy studies, or in any discipline that is relevant to GWP work. PhDs are advantageous.
- General knowledge and understanding of water resources management.
- A solid understanding of international development, gender, water security, environmental management, climate change, and climate change adaptation.
- Fluency in English. Additional knowledge of languages such as French and Portuguese are desirable.
- A person living in one of the AU members states, and aged 35 years or younger on March 31, 2021.
DEADLINE: March 31, 2021
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