New Shiraka course on Water Management

The Hague Academy is proud to be organising in cooperation with Wageningen Environmental Research a new Shiraka Training on Water Management. The objective of this course is for civil servants working in the field of Water Management to share their knowledge and skills enabling them to lead and inspire the modernisation of the Water management sector in their home countries. The course also aims to strengthen participants’ ties with the Netherlands and the Dutch government; especially between Dutch civil servants and their counterparts in the target countries.


What policies help to promote Integrated Water Resources Management? How is the Water Management system organised in The Netherlands? What can be learned from practical experiences in the participants countries? These questions and many others will be discussed in a two weeks training programme organized by The Hague Academy for Local Governance in cooperation with Wageningen Environmental Research.

Through sessions delivered by international experts, field visits and practical examples from The Netherlands and the MENA countries, participants will gain extensive knowledge in water management. They will become aware of the relevance of the relationship between government, private and knowledge institutions. They will explore as well the connection between integrated water policies, safe drinking water and the development of agriculture, industry and service sectors.

Moreover, they will acquire practical skills such as working in teams, presentation skills and change management and they will be trained to effectively contribute to the development and implementation of water management policies in their home countries.

Dates, location and language

The professional development course will take 2 weeks in total (non-consecutive).

Part I will take place from 2 to 6 September 2019 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Part II will take place from 2 to 6 December 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.

The courses will be in English, with interpretation into Arabic. Participants are obliged to attend both parts in full.

After completing the course, participants will receive a certificate.


Eligible countries are: Algeria, Bahrein, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


The Dutch government will take care of all relevant costs for participants from countries on the OECD-DAC list. This includes international travel, board and lodging, visa and insurance, and tuition fees for the course. Participants from countries that are not on the OECD-DAC list will pay for their own international travel costs; flight tickets and visa. Board and lodging, insurance and tuition fees for the course will be covered by the Dutch government. All applicants are responsible for the organisation and costs of travelling to the airport in their own country. Participants from countries on the OECD-DAC list departing from an international airport outside their own country, will have to cover local travel expenses themselves and will be compensated for the international part of their journey.

In case of no-shows or cancellations within four weeks before the start of the first part of the training, the organisation has the right to claim all costs incurred from the participants’ employer.

How to apply?

To apply, just follow these three simple steps:

  1. Create an account on the Shiraka website.
  2. Confirm your registration (you should receive an email).
  3. Apply to the course through this link (log-in with your account details)

Applications should be made before 25 June 2019.

The Shiraka programme

You can read more about the Shiraka programme here.

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