Water Sector Programme Component 3 (Phase 1 2005-2010): Support to Integrated Water Resource Management in Zambia Output 4 - Capacity built through University of Zambia

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The governments of Zambia and Denmark are co-operating on a Water Sector Programme in Zambia, of which the first phase is planned to be implemented in the period from 2005 to 2010 (DANIDA, 2005a). Component 3 in this programme is a support to facilitate Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at the Ministry of Energy and Water Development in Lusaka. A defined Output 4 in this programme is support to Capacity built through University of Zambia (DANIDA, 2005b), and objectives which shall be achieved through collaboration between UNZA and Danish Research Institutions. A representative from UNZA has visited research institutions during two trips to Denmark, and a fact finding report defining the set-up of a twinning arrangement have been written (Nyambe and Thygesen, 2006). In May 2008 a co-operation agreement was signed between UNZA and a Danish consortium consisting of The National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and The Technical University of Denmark.

The immediate objective of Output 4 is to:

• Improved and sustainable water sector performance through human capacity building at University of Zambia.

This objective will be achieved through the following activities:

• Establish an Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) Centre at UNZA.
• Develop a communication strategy for marketing of the IWRM Centre
• Establish one-year diploma courses on IWRM and Hydrogeology at UNZA.
• Carry out a number of applied research projects, relevant for improved planning, regulation and allocation of Zambia’s water resources as well as for improved water services delivery.
• Support to two PhD projects at UNZA
• Support to eight M.Sc. projects at UNZA.
• Support to tailor made courses for 150 IWRM in-service students.
• Support to faculty exchanges between UNZA and Danish research institutions.

The co-operation between UNZA and GEUS/DTU includes support to the development of course curricula for the two new diploma educations and joint supervision of M.Sc. and PhD students. The latter will be done in a close co-operation with Zambian researchers and through teaching of the students in Denmark at the Geocenter in Copenhagen and at DTU. The framework of the training of the post graduate students will be a joint research programme in Zambia with participants from the involved institutions. This document describes the contents of this research programme and outlines the contents of the integrated PhD and M.Sc. projects in the programme.
Effective start/end date01/10/200831/12/2010


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