GOALS AND STRATEGIES EDUCATION Goal E1 Offering world-class education with a high impact in the field of water and sustainable development (UN mandate), as well as providing global leadership in the field of water education to allow individuals and sector organizations to acquire the necessary competencies for IWRM and sustainable development.development (UN mandate), as well as providing global leadership in the field of water education to allow individuals and sector organizations to acquire the necessary competencies for IWRM and sustainable development. Goal E2 The education of UNESCO-IHE is to be characterized by a consistent application of innovative, learner-centred didactical approaches to produce graduates with T-shaped competency profiles. A solid knowledge and understanding of one discipline as well as cognitive competencies outside that discipline blended with functional, personal values and ethical and meta-competencies are to be acquired by students. Strategies ES1 Attract top lecturers/researchers. ES2 Develop programme for continuous professional development. ES3 Implement open courseware concept for all of the education materials. ES4 Ensure further development of lecturers’ skill and implement a dynamic HRM policy. RESEARCH Goal R1 Conduct recognized world-class, high-quality water research. Continue to be an active member of national and international research communities. Develop and implement research results to support informed decisions and actions needed for effective water management throughout the world. Strategies ES5 Design flexible programmes. ES6 Improve educational support capacity at the Institute. ES7 Review all educational offerings for current and future needs. ES8 Continuously update facilities and infrastructure. ES9 Use public domain software whenever possible and appropriate. ES10 Implement an effective quality control system and strict admission guidelines. Goal E3 Educational activities will be carried out in close cooperation with strategically developed and selected partner institutions and networks. A strong global and regional partnership in water education and research with high impact will be developed. Strategies ES11 Develop joint educational programmes with key partners (joint MSc and PhD degrees). ES12 Continuously Interact more with alumni, intensify joint activities and monitor the impact of the education we provide. ES13 Enhance strategic cooperation with NGOs, UN institutes and leading water sector organizations. Goal R2 Develop an institutional environment and structure that encourages creativity and innovation in water research. Focus on meeting strategic knowledge and research needs. Communicate research results via different channels and translate knowledge into action through policy development and education. 24
UNESCO-IHE IN A CHANGING WORLD: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT Strategies RS1 Improve access to as well as safety and security of drinking water and sanitation for all, through knowledge and research. RS2 Foster improved management of water through knowledge and research. Identify, develop, and deliver knowledge and analysis to improve understanding of the natural processes in aquatic ecosystems. RS3 Ensure an interdisciplinary approach to water resources management. RS4 Better protect and improve the resilience of society from natural hazards, such as sea level rise, floods and droughts. RS5 Develop and improve interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies, hydroinformatics technologies and integrated ICT systems to manage the information cycle. RS6 Develop strategic research plans for each academic department and improve the overall coherence of the research programme. Goal CD2 Strengthen water sector organizations to improve their performance. Strategies CDS2 Integrate levels and disciplines. CDS3 Find funding for high-priority activities. CDS4 Develop career opportunities and incentives for staff working on CD projects. CDS5 Strengthen Water Governance expertise at UNESCO-IHE and partner institutes. CDS5 Strengthen Water Governance expertise at UNESCO-IHE and partner institutes. Goal CD1 Strengthen knowledge and capacity building institutes in the global South. Strategies CDS1 Work in partnership. Strengthen existing and new partnerships through which UNESCO-IHE channels its capacity development efforts and fosters knowledge sharing and pooling of resources. Strategies RS7 Continually update and develop UNESCOIHE’s research facilities and infrastructure. Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the library. Continue supporting laboratoryintensive research. RS8 Develop dynamic human resource management. RS9 Increase knowledge dissemination and sharing capacity. Develop the UNESCO-IHE website towards a globally acknowledged, excellent website for water knowledge and education. 25 Goal CD3 Contribute to the global agenda on Water Sector Capacity Development. Strategies CDS6 Research and develop effective capacity development approaches.