Wetskills-India (Sundarbans) 2022

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Wetskills-India (Sundarbans) 2022

November 13 - November 24

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Wetskills-India 2022: Let’s co-create solutions for sinking Sundarbans!!

Are you a student or young professional from the Indian subcontinent and beyond, and do you want to make a difference for the sinking islands in the Sundarbans wetlands? Would you like to experience working in an international team and experiencing the Indian culture? Do you want to visit the Sundarbans? And, most importantly are you passionate about water & sustainability and want to contribute to innovate solutions on challenging water & climate issues in West Bengal? Are you keen on meeting and interacting with an international water audience with diverse professionals? This is your chance: Join Wetskills-India 2022!

Wetskills Foundation is inviting students (Bachelor (final year), Master and PhD) and Young Professionals from universities and organisations worldwide with a passion for Water and Climate, to join this unique event and apply for Wetskills-India (Sundarbans) 2022 (period: 12 – 24 November 2022).

This new edition of Wetskills Challenge, the seventh one in India (after Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kerala, Mumbai and online), will be organized from 12 to 24 November 2022.

Let's Share the Water Passion. Let's Stay Connected.

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Deadline for registration: 25 October 2022

After this deadline you can still apply if positions are left. (First come, first served) for the preparations.

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Application (online) and first selection deadline for participants: 25 October 2022.

After this deadline, every week a selection of the new applications will be made untill 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 India, region,  and other countries worldwide,  with a 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.).


♦  Participation fee for participants is € 350,- (excl. VAT), needing accommodation in Cairo. 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.
♦  Participation fee for local applicants, who do not need accommodation arrangements, is € 25,-.

Note: With partners Wetskills Foundation strives to lower the price and even arrange vouchers for participants to join this Wetskills for free. 

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 Sundarbans, guided by Supratim Batacharjee: water-related, natural and cultural sites, and meetings with water experts;
♦ You will learn, network and experience more about water challenges in India, the main stakeholders and organisations, contemporary issues and current business opportunities;
♦ You will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the programme.

More information

Interested candidates (local and international) can contact: Johan Oost, johan.oost@wetskills.com.

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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 India, based on the outcomes of the DRR report. Join us in this unique Experience! Find more information, contact Johan Oost, johan.oost@wetskills.com.

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