December 2018

Wetskills back in Oman with a Water (Energy & Food) Challenge!

After the successful 'Royal' Wetskills Oman in 2012 and the unique SunGlacier Challenge in 2018, Wetskills will be back in Oman! Since our first Challenge in Oman, in 2012, the relations between Wetskills, the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and the Dutch Embassy have remained warm. Not surprisingly SQU and Wetskills combined forces again last spring to organize a unique SunGlacier Challenge, and in September five Omani students from SQU participated in Wetskills the Netherlands. Time for another Wetskills Challenge back in the Sultanate of Oman, the country of Arab horses, 3,156 kilometers coastline, kingfish and kebab, fjord-like landscape (the Norway of the Middle East!), aromas and knives (khanjar, no worries – now a days only worn forceremonial events). But Oman is also a country with severe challenges, including droughts and water scarcity, water salinity and desertification. As one of the oldest human-inhabited places in the world, Oman now faces the impact of...

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The pressure cooker is fully on!

Wetskills Kyrgyzstan  - Day 9 25.10 Dear readers, hope it will be interesting to know how the Wetskills project going in Kyrgyzstan! Starting from sunny weather, since the early morning all the participants had a good mood, because all the work, which was done before was almost done and submitted. From the beginning of the day some of us were working on posters others worked on their pitch speech, so we really stressed and busy. On the first part most of the focus was to finish the posters quickly and translate it into Russian. As soon as the time was limited until 12 p.m. we really worked hard. Fortunately, all the teams managed to submit their posters on time. After we had lunch, that was delicious as usual. According to schedule, the next step supposed to be a rehearsal for pitch. Therefore, we had two more hours to practice pitch. Finally, each team...

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