Wetskills-Colombia 2020

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Wetskills-Colombia 2020

May 18 - May 29

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Wetskills continues efforts in Colombia!!

Youngsters are our future… So why not let them come up with new innovative solutions to cope with actual water related problems?

During the two-week pressure Wetskills Water Challenge, a pressure cooker, in Cartagena, students and young water professionals with different backgrounds, will work together to find integral solutions for water related challenges. The eagerness and energy from youngsters will be tested, to come up with the most creative and inspiring solution and pitch.

Latin American Wetskills edition in Cartagena, Colombia: The historic port city of Cartagena is a unique location to host this event, considering the formidable water challenges it is facing the coming decades. This edition of Wetskills is being hosted by the Universidad Technologica Bolívar and the ACODAL Congress.

The participants worked on four water related cases which have been brought in by several Colombian and Dutch organizations in the water-sustainability sector. During these two weeks they are getting intensive training on out-of-the-box thinking, personal development and presentation skills. Their ultimate goal is to have the best solution and pitch during the ACODAL congress, where they are judged by an international jury consisting of high level experts.

 

More information

For more information about Wetskills in Colombia contact either tim.van.der.staaij@wetskills.com or  johan.oost@wetskills.com.

“Valuing Future Water Leaders Shaking the Water-Energy-Food Cocktail with their Inclusive & Catalytic Capacity”<br /> (Theme Wetskills, 10 years)

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First Deadline for registration:

29 February 2020

(afterward this deadline you still can apply if some positions are left)

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Registration

Application (online) and first selection deadline: 29 February 2020.

Afterwards every week a selection of the new applications till the program is full. (First Come, First Served)

Who can apply?

Any Young Professional (up to 5 years of working experience) and student (last year Bachelor, Master or PhD) from Colombia, Latin America and international universities or organizations with passion for water-energy-food and intercultural teamwork.

How can I apply?

Prepare a motivation letter and resume, click the botton on the right, fill out the online application form and submit it.

Selection criteria

The Wetskills organization will make a final selection among applications received, based on quality of motivation & resume. The organisation will also consider a good diversity of the whole group (incl. backgrounds, local/international, gender balance, etc.).

Costs

The participation fee for international participants is € 425,- (excl. VAT). This participation fee includes accommodation, teambuilding activities, some lunches & dinners, field trips, workshop, supervision, trainings and working venues. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses (plane tickets, local travel, etcetera), meals during working days and other personal costs.

For local applicants who do not need accommodation arrangements, the participation fee € 50,-.

Note: During past editions participants often successfully arranged financial compensation for their Wetskills participation from their university or employer. We therefore strongly encourage applicants to inquire about funding opportunities to compensate the costs (university mobility funds, travel allowance etc.).

Joining this Wetskills Event – What do you get?

A unique learning experience where you will tackle real-life water challenges with your own team!
♦ You will increase your skills in: international cooperation; problem solving, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary teamwork, networking and presenting (pitch & poster);
♦ You will get the opportunity to connect with other international water students/young professionals;
♦ You will exclusively visit the Wetskills finals and awarding at the ACODAL Conference from 27-29 May;
♦ You will visit Cartagena and surroundings: water-related, natural and cultural sites, and meeting with water experts;
♦ You will learn, network and experience more about international and regional water challenges, the main stakeholders and organisations, contemporary issues and current business opportunities;
♦ You will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program.

More information

Interested candidates (local and international) can contact: Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com).
♦ Interested organisations aiming to partner: Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com).

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Event Cases

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Wetskills Foundation and partners would like to welcome businesses, governments, knowledge institutes and/or NGOs to formulate one of the Challenges and support the Wetskills programme in Colombia.

Case 1: 

Case owner: Dutch Water Authorities (Blue Deal programme)

More information will be provided in a later stage.

Case 2: 

Case owner: Dutch Water Authorities (Blue Deal programme)

More information will be provided in a later stage.

Case 3: 

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Case 4: 

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Case 5: 

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(Optional) Case 6: 

Case owner: Dutch Water Authorities (Blue Deal programme)

More information will be provided in a later stage.

Pictures of the previous event in Colombia

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Event Partners

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Details

Start:
May 18
End:
May 29
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Website:
www.wetskills.com

Organisers

Tim van der Staaij
Johan Oost
Mauro Maza

Venue

Cartagena
Argentina