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News DHI Women's Water Fund - advancing career 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 first call for applications earlier this year yielded a number of highly qualified candidates. In the selection process the Board gave priority to applicants with some years of practical experience in water resources management, rather than applicants with mainly academic or strictly technical backgrounds. The Board also prioritized applicants with a current leadership or management position in government, NGO or private sector with a potential to develop further in this role through support to career development.

Based on the above criteria the Board decided to award five grants to women from Iran , India and Armenia .

Next call for applicants is expected early 2008.

Contact information Ms. Winnie Thrane (email:
Phone: +45 4516 9216
News type Nomination
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Source of information DHI Water & Environment
Geographical coverage International
News date 11/06/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH