in the

Kura Ara(k)s River Basin

Stakeholder Involvement


The UNDP-GEF Kura Project is proud to announce the development of the IWRM Masters Curriculum Initiative for the Kura Basin with Partner Universities:

Baku State University in Azerbaijan,

Tbilisi State University in Georgia, and

Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction in Armenia

Working with the administration and selected professors from these distinguished universities the UNDP-GEF Kura Project is supporting the development of the curriculum and currently seeking additional international partners to make this initiative a sustainable reality for improving transboundary water management in the Kura Basin.

Regional Kura Basin

Masters Curriculum in IWRM

Building Capacity for a Sustainable Future

for review:

Concept Paper


July 18-19 2012, An initial Meeting of the Minds was held to explore the possibility of creating the MSc in IWRM for the Kura Basin. Please see our Press Release here:

Press Release for the Meeting of the Minds

Presentations from the Meeting of the Minds 16-18 July 2012

  1. BulletIntroductory Presentation on the Need and Suggested Approach to the IWRM Master’s Curriculum in the Kura Basin by Dr. Mary Matthews

  2. BulletPresentation on Benchmarking IWRM Master’s Curriculum from other International Universities by Seth McNayr

  3. BulletYerevan State University Presentation

  4. BulletBaku State University Presentation 1 and Baku State University Presentation 2

  5. BulletTbilisi State University

Additional completed steps:

  1. Gathering current courses and curriculum from universities

  2. Meeting with the UNDP-GEF Project Senior Experts at each University to discuss the specific needs for a robust and sustainable Project

  3. Meeting with other potential partner universities and institutions to share experiences and build on existing success

  4. Meeting with potential funding partners to invest in this vital and sustainable effort.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Mary Matthews at mary.matthews@kura-Ara(k)

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