Collaborative with International Organizations

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In the frame of collaboration with international organization, UNESCO-CWR organized a short training course under umbrella of the Local Action Research with collaboration with TOKTEN Project (Transfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals) professionals in water quality modeling. The course titled “Surface and Groundwater Quality Assessment and Modeling”. The instructor of the course was Dr. Ahmed Siddig Nasr. He is an Assistant Professor in University Collage of Dublin, Ireland. There were 30 participants representing different water and water related sectors in Sudan participated in the course.

International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Sudan

IOM is the principal intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. UNESCO-CWR created a link with IOM through the program called TRQN (Temporary Retain of Qualified National). One of the program objectives is to return-in temporary manner- the qualified Sudanese expatriates who stay in the Netherlands and gain knowledge to raise the capacity building in their origin country. Ms. Iglal Ashmage was the Sudanese expert who returned through this program and contributed to the Water Quality Laboratory at UNESCO-CWR through enhancing the laboratory performance by:

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, the Netherlands

UNESCO-CWR in collaboration with UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, the Netherlands have planned a training course in “Ground Water Quality Assessment and Modeling” that held at UNESCO-CWR, Sudan in the period 15-19 November 2009. The course delivered by well known expertise Dr. Jan Willem Foppen from UNESCO-IHE
The course was designed for mid-career professionals who work in developing countries or countries in transition, and deal with planning, policy development, design, and management of urban water supply, groundwater exploitations schemes and sanitation provision. Participants are typically employed by municipalities, government departments, consulting firms, NGOs, universities or aid agencies. And there were 34 profissionals participted in the course.