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UNESCO-IHE Rotary D1600

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UNESCO-IHE Rotary D1600

  1. 1. Rotary’s Strategic Partnership with UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water EducationDelft, The Netherlands (D1600) Rotary Scholarship Program
  2. 2. Outline of Presentation• UNESCO-IHE• Partnership with The Rotary Foundation (TRF) • Aligned with “Water & Sanitation” Focus Area• Packaged Grants • Scholarships for Water and Sanitation Professionals• Role of District D1600 Rotary Scholarship Program
  3. 3. About UNESCO-IHE• Based in Delft, the Netherlands• Largest post-graduate water education institution• Global student body• 98% of graduates return to home country; 87% still active in water sector• http://www.unesco-ihe.org/ Rotary Scholarship Program
  4. 4. Why is TRF Partnering with UNESCO-IHE? • Impact global water and sanitation challenges • Long-term investment in water and sanitation by increasing access to graduate education • Support goals of the Water & Sanitation area of focus • http://www.rotary.nl/nieuws/unesco.doc/ Rotary Scholarship Program
  5. 5. Packaged Global Grant:Scholarships for Water and SanitationProfessionals• Rotarians will recommend 8 students per year• Available to students admitted to 3 select MSc programs• For first year, 2012-13, students must be from pilot areas • In 2013-14, scholarships will be available globally Rotary Scholarship Program
  6. 6. Packaged Global Grant:Scholarships for Water and SanitationProfessionals cont.• Focus on building long-term connections in the student‟s home country• Entire cost of scholarships funded by UNESCO-IHE and TRF Rotary Scholarship Program
  7. 7. What happens in D1600 ? (1)• Local Clubs provide support for students • Each Student receives personal host-counselor • Monthly activity organized for Rotary UNESCO-IHE Students • Students participate and present at key Rotary-events • Districts Conference, TRF seminar etc • Integration with Ambassadorial Scholar social programme• 2012-2013 • 1 Ambassadorial Scholar + 8 Packaged Grant UNESCO-IHE students selected, coming from Nigeria (2), Ghana (2), Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Argentina, Italy, arriving mid-October • D1600 Clubs involved RC Delft-Vrijhof, RC Delft-Vermeer, RC „s Gravenhage-Zuid and RC Voorburg-Vliet Rotary Scholarship Program
  8. 8. What happens in D1600 ? (2)• 2013-2014 • Second Batch of 8 students will arrive in October 2013 • New Host Counselors sought from other clubs in D1600 • Expression of interest through coordinator below • Selection through DRFC, DGE, DG in Q2 2013• More info? • UNESCO-IHE Coordinator Henk Jaap Kloosterman (RC Voorburg-Vliet) • HJ.Kloosterman@shell.com Rotary Scholarship Program

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