Online course on water diplomacy
This online course from 21 October to 17 November is delivered by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in cooperation with, and based on material developed by UNESCO’s PCCP (From Potential Conflict to Potential Cooperation) programme, Oregon State University and the University of East Anglia. Registration is open until 18 October.
The course will help raise participants’ awareness on the current state of freshwater resources worldwide and the need for adequate diplomatic solutions to foster cooperation around the management of water. It will provide knowledge resources, circumstantial experiences, and a cadre of tools to a variety of stakeholders towards enhancing their skills with aim to assess, prevent, and respond to the tensions arising from extreme situations of water scarcity and mismanagement worldwide. Such negotiation- and mediation-oriented experiences will be relevant to the great water pressures of our time and will serve to increase both short and longer term cooperation around water through shared benefits, inclusive multi-stakeholder agreements, and sustainable transboundary institution building.