Capacity Building Workshop in Dushanbe Tajikistan for Young Researchers from Afghanistan and Central Asia

  • Tajikistan
  • Apply Before : August 31, 2019

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 5924
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • No. of Opportunity 12

Opportunity Description

The third capacity building workshop is organized by Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Programme Office in Dushanbe (POiD) to develop a “critical intellectual mass” of researchers and professionals in the region. Young researchers in Water Policy Studies from Central Asian Countries and Afghanistan who aim to develop their skills, can apply to participate in a seven day scientific writing course focusing on water resources management and governance issues.


Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Deadline: April 31, 2019

Program duration: July 21- 27, 2019

Organizing organization: OSCE

number of participants: 12 (2 from Tajikistan, 2 from Kyrgyzstan, 2 from Turkmenistan, 2 from Kazakhstan, 2 from Uzbekistan and 2 from Afghanistan.)

Targeted applicants: central Asia and Afghanistan

Benefits of the program:

You will get significant training on water resources management. Additionally, you will get your travel costs covered by OSCE.



The course is designed for the enhancement of the scientific community in Central Asia and Afghanistan in the writing up of research for policy articles related to water resources research, management and governance issues of the region. As immediate result of the training, it is aimed that the participating researchers and academics publish their existing research in a Special Issue of the Central Asian Journal of Water Research ( In the long run, it is anticipated that the participants contribute to the regional water cooperation and establishing sustainable transboundary water polices.

Who can apply?


Applicants should:

  • Be officially enrolled or graduated from a Master or PhD program (аспирантура, докторантура), post-doctoral fellowship or serve as assistant professor / associate professor in any accredited university of Central Asia and Afghanistan;
  • Have a strong background in development studies, policy and law science, international studies, economics, engineering, environmental sciences and agronomy or related fields while their research should focus on one of the following topics: 1) water resources governance and policy at various—international, national, sub-national and local user—levels; 2) hydrology and water resources management; 3) drainage and irrigation; 4) climate change studies and disaster risk reduction.
  • Have a good command of English;
  • Have conducted their research and have started the writing-up process.

Required documents:

  • CV in English with indication of 2 referees (maximum 3 pages);
  • Motivation letter in English (maximum 1 page);
  • Summary of their conducted research work in English, structured in: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion (maximum 2 pages);
  • 1 published or submitted research article in journal or conference in English or Russian (Optional).


Application procedure

Eligible applicants should combine all required document as one PDF file and send it to  Ms. Tahmina Jumabaeva  electronically to her email address: (

Semifinalists will be interviewed either in person (Tajik participants) or via teleconference facilities (other participants).

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