Wetskills-Oman 2020

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Wetskills-Oman 2020

March 5, 2020 - March 17, 2020

About The Event

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Time for another Wetskills Challenge in the Sultanate of Oman.  The new edition of Wetskills Water Challenge in Oman is planned for 5-17 March 2020, with the same blueprint as the successful 2019 edition.

Oman, the country with 3,156 kilometers of coastline and a fjord-like landscape (the Norway of the Middle East!), is also a country with severe water challenges, including droughts and water scarcity, water salinity and desertification. Those challenges cannot be addressed without considering water, energy and food as an integrated whole (nexus) and Oman is very well aware of that. Oman and other countries in the Gulf region are excelling with their WEF nexus approach and this offers a great context for our next Wetskills Challenge.

From 5-17 March 2020 this new edition will be organised in Muscat, hosted by the Sultan Qaboos University. We will also teamed up with the Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands and our Omani partners MEDRC, PDO, Haya water and Omani Water Society. The final presentations will be organised during the Water Conference of Sultan Qaboos University (16-18 March). The Wetskills program includes workshops, team building, field trips to cases and water areas, meetings and discussions with people in the field, and water-related and cultural visits in and outside Muscat; see also movie Wetskills-Oman 2019

This Wetskills event will be dedicated to the Central theme: ‘Water-Energy-Food Nexus’, which is also the theme of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and the WorldExpo Dubai 2020, where Wetskills Foundation will be present as well.

The 2020 central theme of Wetskills Events, celebrating 10 years of Wetskills:
‘VALUING FUTURE WATER LEADERS SHAKING THE WATER-ENERGY-FOOD COCKTAIL WITH THEIR INCLUSIVE & CATALYTIC CAPACITY’.

Event info

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First Deadline for registration:

20 December 2019

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

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Are you a student or young professional from Oman, Gulf Region, Europe or other parts of the world, who wants to make a difference in the water sector? Would you like to experience woring in international teams and experiencing the culture of Oman? Do you want to work on challenging water issues and get to present your ideas to a high-profile audience at the Water Conference of the Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat? This is your chance! Wetskills is organising with its partners Sultan Qaboos University, MEDRC, Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands, Oman Water Society (and case owners as Water Footprint Implementation, Haya Water, PDO, etc) to have an third Wetskills edition in Oman!

We are looking for students (Bachelor (final year), Master and PhD) and Young Professionals from universities and organisations worldwide with a passion for water: Apply for Wetskills-Oman 2020 (period: 5-17 March 2020).

Registration

Application (online) and first selection deadline: 20 December 2019.

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

Who can apply?

Any Young Water Professionals (up to 5 years of working experience) and last year Bachelor, Master or PhD student from Omani, Gulf region and international universities or organizations with passion for water 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 and a good diversity of the whole group (incl. backgrounds, local/international, gender balance, etc.).

Costs

The participation fee for international participants is € 375,- (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,- OMR.

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 Muscat Water Conference organised by Sultan Qaboos University, as participant of the Future Water Leaders Programme;
♦ You will visit Muscat 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

Omani interested candidates and organisations can contact: Ahmed Al-Busaidi, ahmed99@squ.edu.om
♦ International candidates and organisations can contact: Ioana Dobrescu, ioana.dobrescu@wetskills.com or Johan Oost, johan.oost@wetskills.com.

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 Oman. Find more information in Leaflet Case Owners Wetskills-Oman 2020.

Case 1: 

Case owner: Water Footprint Implementation

More information will be provided in a later stage.

Case 2: 

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Case 3: 

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Case 4: 

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Case 5: 

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Event Partners

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Details

Start:
March 5, 2020
End:
March 17, 2020
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Website:
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Venue

Sultan Qaboos University
Al Khoudh,Muscat 123
Muscat, Oman
Website:
http://www.squ.edu.om

Organisers

Ioana Dobrescu
Ahmed Al-Busaidi
Johan Oost