Curriculum Development Workshop

WaterNet convened a curriculum development workshop in Pretoria on 19 – 20 March 2015 for curriculum development of the Regional Masters Programme in IWRM for Francophone and Lusophone countries in the SADC region. The Regional Masters Programme in IWRM has been ran in English at the University of Zimbabwe’s (UZ) Civil Engineering Department and the University of Dar es Salaam’s (UDSM) College of Engineering since 2002 and 2003 respectively. However most of those who have been offered WaterNet scholarships have mainly been from Anglophone countries in the SADC and East African regions.

This curriculum development workshop was attended by representatives from the University of Mauritius, University of Antananarivo in Madagascar and the University of Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique. Representatives from the UZ and UDSM also attended the workshop as they shared their experiences of running the programme since 2002 and 2003 respectively. The major objective of the workshop was to map out the direction in developing curriculum for the Regional Masters Programme in IWRM in French and Portuguese. During the two days of the meeting a roadmap was developed that will eventually result in the Regional Masters Programme being run in Francophone and Lusophone countries. The participants agreed on a detailed needs assessment for running the programme, identifying relevant existing programmes in institutions in their countries and coming up with a concept and structure of the programme. A road map for hosting the programme, possible specializations, translation of materials and funding was also agreed upon.




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