With funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), SASSCAL has established the SASSCAL Graduate Studies Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management (SGSP – IWRM). The SGSP - IWRM is the first step in a process of establishing SASSCAL Centres of Excellence in the region.
The objective of the SGSP – IWRM programme is to develop and deploy an innovative and excellent regional collaborative in education and research programme at Ph.D. level in different specialisations under the theme Integrated Water Resource Management.
The research component will be complemented by selected tailor-made short courses to build capacity in new techniques such as geospatial analytical skills, programming and use of models in data integration and analysis.
In SASSCAL’s long-term plan, five (5) Centres of excellence are planned: Centre of Excellence in Agriculture and Food Security (Angola), Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health (Botswana), Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (Namibia), Centre of Excellence in Climate Services (South Africa) and Centre of Excellence in Forests and Woodland Management (Zambia). This effort is complemented by various stakeholders including regional and international collaborating institutions and universities.
The SGSP – IWRM programme aims to: