GWI aligns its mission and objectives with respect to the SDGs mandates on water and environmental security
In an era of ever-changing global environment and its challenges, the Global Water Institute (GWI) provides strategic insights on leadership in the promotion of a unique approach linking water and environmental security, peace and development.
GWI is a non-governmental organization providing water-related services for environment security, sustainable development and societal stability.
GWI's mission is to assist countries in environmental security and societal stability by training and working with marginalized groups in the field of water-related programs.
GWI strives to remain the most highly valued institution for its pioneering and specialized action in the reintegration of former child-soldiers through water related programs.
Founded in 2008 at the height of both the global water and global financial crises, GWI is dedicated to the simple but urgent goal of remediating the dual issue of global warming and unemployed marginalized groups by contributing to their socio-reintegration and thereby enabling civilians to live peacefully.
GWI conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives aiming at bringing peace and populations' stability. One of the GWI's mandates is to attract a large network of affiliated scholars focusing their expertise on water and environmental security, conflict prevention and peace-building, sustainable development, and human stability.
GWI's programs also call upon democratic participation including deprived populations.
GWI's core activities are made possible by the generous support of individuals and organizations' donors.
GWI does not take specific policy positions; accordingly, all views expressed in any publications on its website, should be understood to be solely those of the authors(s).
Global Water Institute (GWI) is the most highly valued institution for its pioneering action in the social reintegration of marginalized groups.
GWI’s initiative is a holistic approach linking water and environmental security, peace and development, and sustainable reintegration of marginalized groups.
Water insecurity brings into play fundamental questions relative to the right to life, human and social rights and the area of the common good. The unequal distribution of water poses crucial problems to democracy and power in contemporary societies, at a local level as much as at the global level.
All over the world, water is fundamental to our lives. Water is intricately linked to environmental security, human stability, and large scale socioeconomic development.
Water-related issues carry significant environmental, societal and economic burdens.
Climate change at the source of global warming poses a substantial threat to the world’s water security as well and has contributed to water stress, drought, desertification and hunger.
Its effects are already felt worldwide, but developing countries are the hardest hit.
Some of the challenges these countries face involve rapid population growth and migration from neighboring countries due to internal or inter-regional conflict. These burdens further increase the potential conflicts within and between states.
GWI acts as a catalyst, advocate and trainer in the consolidation of interstate peace and water, environment security and climate change's dialogues.
Water security combined with environmental security result in human security. In essence, the latter is the nexus for population's health and freedom, environmental sustainability and economic prosperity.
Worldwide, over2 billion people are affected by water stress and scarcity. This situation will be exacerbated with population growth and the effects of climate change.
Achieving universal access to drinking water and other hygienic-related services remains a major challenges. Meeting them is crucial to further progress in the overall human security, especially in health, education and poverty eradication.
The GWI's focus on the reintegration of marginalized groups through water-related projects is another dimension that requires deeper reflection on how water can be accessible by all and serves, at the same time, as a tool for peace and conflict prevention.
GWI's Expected Results
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Learning and development are vital to keep GWI's experts equipped with the latest knowledge and skills to serve better our clients with the edge. GWI's experts spend their time in fields'analysis. They craft reports according to customers' mandates. They also lead techical training while on fields and in our offices and/or places chosen by our customers. They provide university students with lectures worldwide; they lead conferences and craft scientific papers in watersecurity-related issues.
3000-5000 Euros / 12-20 pages
GWI's experts conduct research and craft papers for clients willing to promote their business through information collected directly from the fields where they work. The aim of theses papers are to attract donors for generous funding to water-related projects, peace building. Under clients' requests, GWI's experts also do advocacy that ensures the GWI's initial goal of water and environmental security is not diluted.
GWI's experts pledge for significant funding of water supply services for the rural poor and other people suffering from war and the negative impact of climate change, mainly food shortage. GWI's experts also promote water policy changes that will benefit poor women and primary schools without access to clean water and sanitation services, and people living within social conflict and environmental degradation.
GWI's experts identify security implications to trans-boundary water, vis-à-vis climate change. The conduct research and advocate for comprehensive social and economic development reform in partnership with local governments and civil society entities, addressing the plight of climate-induced immigrants. GWI also encourages international support of migrants who have fled their homes due to natural disasters, such as floods and drought at the source of water scarcity and food crisis.
3500 Euros / 7 days
At the request of GWI's donors, GWI's experts go on fields to observe and promote water-related projects through public awareness, dialogues at the local and national levels, and at one-on-one meetings leading to reinsertion, technical training and/or job creation for war victims. GWI's experts also focus on training trainees in peace and security in countries willing to reform their DDR framework to include "environmental security" in their National Action Plan and regional collaboration.
2500 Euros /4 days
GWI's customers can choose from more than 100 open courses throughout the year. Customers are urged to let GWI's experts in technical training, learning and development create a bespoke programs that are tailored to their specific needs. GWI's experts come from various backgrounds. They deliver training programs designed to give customers the knowledge and skills to make an impact on the global stage.
Please contact GWI for more detail about costs
There are different prices for under-graduate and graduate students. Costs depend on the duration of the course: 3 months, 6 months or a year.
GWI's visiting Professors at different universities lead lectures in English or French.
A typical weekly timetable includes:
2500 Euros / 4 days
The 2016 EU Global Strategy recognizes the reality of Climate Change (CC) and the risks it poses to EU interests worldwide. The EU security strategy is clear that CC is an urgent and growing threat to EU security. Such a threat is better defined as “environmental security” that, currently is contributing to increased refugee flows and conflicts over basic resources, mainly water and food. During this course GWI's students learn how to create scenarios by for-sighting climate risks-intensity.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions of the neediest ones. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Through a face-to-face dialogue, ex-combatants in Burundi said to the Global Water Institute that they need training in water resources' management. GWI uses mediation skills to guide ex-combatants and local governments through the process of dialogue using their needs and their rights in terms of water-related values.