Wetskills-Mozambique 2024

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Wetskills-Mozambique 2024

July 13 - July 25

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Wetskills-Mozambique 2024: Innovating for Climate Resilience and Impact in Beira

Join us in the heart of Mozambique for an exploration of water innovation, aligned with the UN Habitat Conference on Climate Resilience. The Wetskills Foundation, in proud collaboration with the Government of Sofala Province, is delighted to announce the return of the Wetskills Challenge to Mozambique. This event, taking place from July 13 to 25, 2024, aims to unite a diverse cohort of local, regional, and international students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Together, we will tackle the urgent water challenges exacerbated by climate change, through collaborative and innovative solutions.

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Beira, a city in need of climate resilience, this edition of the Wetskills Challenge is an integral part of the global dialogue on sustainability. Participants will have the unique opportunity to engage directly with the themes of the UN Habitat Conference and the nation’s water challenges, bringing their fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to a global stage.

Honorable Cecilia Chamutota, a distinguished Wetskills alum, ambassador and current Secretary of State in the Province of Sofala, serves as a beacon of success and the transformative potential of the Wetskills experience. Having started her journey at the inaugural Mozambique challenge, Hon. Chamutota’s professional ascension underscores the significant impact and opportunities that await participants.

We invite ambitious bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD students, recent graduates, and young professionals passionate about water, climate, and sustainability to be part of this groundbreaking event. The Wetskills Challenge offers an unrivalled platform for experimental learning, networking, and innovation, encapsulated in our signature “pressure cooker” approach to problem-solving.  Seize this opportunity and apply now (use the link on the right).

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Deadline for registrations: Extended to 15 June 2024

After this deadline, no new applications will be accepted.

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Registration

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Registration deadline: 15 June 2024
After this deadline, no new applications will be accepted

Who can apply?
Any Young Water Professionals (up to 5 years of working experience) and Bachelor (last year), Master or PhD students and recent graduates with a passion for water and intercultural teamwork from South(ern) Africa and beyond with a passion for water & sustainability and intercultural teamwork.

How can I apply?
Prepare a motivation letter and resume, click the button on the right, fill out the online application form and submit it.

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

Costs
The participation fee for the Wetskills program is €395 (excluding VAT, applicable only in Europe). This fee covers accommodation (in a hostel, with shared rooms), team-building activities, some, but not all, lunches and dinners, field trips, workshops, and working facilities. Participants are also responsible for their travel expenses (such as plane tickets and local transportation), meals on working days, and other personal costs.

The WATER RESEARCH COMMISSION will fund fully FIVE Participants (Registered at South African Institutions), covering travel and event participation.

Note: Wetskills Foundation and partners strive to lower costs for local participants, contact us for options. In previous Wetskills editions, participants have successfully secured financial support for their Wetskills participation from their universities or employers, utilizing resources like mobility funds, travel allowances, training budgets, etc.

Joining this Wetskills Event – What do you get?

A unique learning experience where you will tackle real-life water challenges with your team!

  • You will develop expertise in international cooperation, problem-solving, cross-cultural understanding, and interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • You will hone your networking and presentation abilities through pitch and poster
  • You will get the opportunity to connect with other international water students/young professionals.
  • You will immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Beira, exploring water-related sites and engaging with local water professionals.
  • Join parts of the UN-Habitat Conference programme in Beira (incl. Wetskills Finals & Awarding Ceremony)
  • You will learn and deepen your understanding of the Mozambican water sector, gaining insights into key stakeholders, organizations, contemporary issues, and existing business opportunities.
  • Upon program completion, receive a certificate of participation, officially joining the ranks of over 1300 Wetskills Alumni.

More information

For additional information regarding participation and other details, please feel free to reach out to more information about participation and other information, you can contact Craig Tinashe Tanyanyiwa at craig.tinashe@wetskills.com and Johan Oost at johan.oost@wetskills.com.

Event Cases

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Wetskills Foundation and partners invite businesses, governments, knowledge institutes and NGOs to formulate one of the Challenges – for this event or another event – and support the Wetskills programme. Join us in this great next experience! For more information contact Johan Oost (Wetskills Foundation) (johan.oost@wetskills.com) or Craig Tinashe Tanyanyiwa (craig.tinashe@wetskills.com)

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Details

Start:
July 13
End:
July 25
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Website:
www.wetskills.com

Venue

Beira
Beira, Mozambique
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