Description and aim of the cooperation
The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (based in the Netherlands) and the UN-Mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) (based in Costa Rica) have decided to combine their expertise and knowledge on water and conflict resolution by establishing a joint initiative on the topic of Water and Peace. This unique cooperation is meant to trigger complementary research and education in a field which deserves attention now more than ever.
Two globally renowned experts in the field will be appointed by both institutes to lead the development of a complementary research agenda on water and peace, the exchange of teachers in relevant postgraduate programmes and joint supervision of research students (postgraduate and doctoral) on projects of mutual interest. A joint lecture series will allow for further integration of the specialisations of UNESCO-IHE (water) and UPEACE (conflict resolution), from which students of both institutions would benefit.