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News DHI Women's Water Fund - Call for applications

Advancing carreer opportunities in water management: The DHI Women’s Water Fund has been created as an initiative benefiting from the “King Hassan II Great World Water Prize” presented to Prof. Torkil Jønch Clausen of DHI at the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico in 2006. The objective of the DHI Women’s Water Fund is to support women in developing countries in advancing their career opportunities in the development and management of water resources.

The Fund’s career programme will draw upon transfer of Danish expertise in water resources by offering capacity building visits to Denmark. The visits will include a combined career learning and mentoring program of two to four weeks duration. It is the intention that the Fund will contribute to a longer duration contact and support to the selected candidates. 

The capacity building visits include: i) participation in relevant short courses/e-learning on water resources technologies and management at M.Sc. or Ph.D. level; ii) learning visits at Danish organisations in the field of water; and iii) a mentoring component that includes Senior Danish managers as mentors for each candidate. The mentoring function is intended to be continued for one year after the visit in Denmark as a long distance learning and support relationship.

Applications shall be submitted to the Secretariat of the Fund at DHI, attention Ms. Winnie Thrane  (, no later than 9 March 2007.

The selection of successful candidates, and replies to all applicants, will be made by 4 April 2007.

Contact information The Secretariat of the Fund at DHI, Ms. Winnie Thrane (email:
News type Vacancies
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Source of information DHI
Geographical coverage Denmark
News date 13/02/2007
Working language(s) DANISH , ENGLISH