French and Portuguese Curriculum Development Workshop for the Regional Masters Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – 19 to 20 March 2015, Pretoria, South Africa.

WaterNet convened a curriculum development workshop in Pretoria from 19 to 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 was conducted 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. Most WaterNet scholarships recipients 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 to share their experiences of running the programme since 2002 and 2003 respectively. The main objective of the workshop was to map out the directions in developing curriculum for the Regional Masters Programme in IWRM in French and Portuguese. A roadmap was developed for Regional Masters Programme to be conducted in Francophone and Lusophone countries. The participants have also agreed on a detailed needs of 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 each other. For more information please contact Dr. Jean Marie Kileshye Onema.