On behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) the Centre for International Capacity Development at University of Siegen is organizing the International DAAD Alumni Expert Seminar “Management of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene linked with Nutrition security for Sustainable Development (WASH-NUT)” at Pokhara Nepal, 03rd to 14th of September 2018

The Expert Seminar is organised by the Universität Siegen in cooperation with the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany - Center for International Development and Environmental Research (ZEU), College of Applied Science, Tribhuvan University, Lekhnath Water Supply and Sanitation Project, Kaski Nepal,, and Deutsche Welthungerhilfe, Country Office, Nepal.


This applied research seminar is planned in Pokhara, Kaski district in urban and rural settings with a group of Alumni experts coming from South Asian countries. Academic discussion will be led by the College of Applied Science, Tribhuvan University. Proposed field assessment and visit will be conducted at Lekhnath Water Users and Sanitation Project, Kaski. Field study will be concentrated on Rural and Urban clusters covered by the Lekhnath Water Supply and Sanitation Project. It is one of the big water supply project run by the water user committee in Nepal. The project is a model on how a water safety plan with a component of climate change adaptation can be implemented and linked with a nutrition security concept in the region. Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. Nepal Office will work as a support organization during the seminar.Specific objectives:

  • To enhance competences of Alumni working in the water supply, sanitation and water management sector to adapt to increasing challenges of changing climate conditions and to challenges caused by natural disasters.
  • To enable participating Alumni from the Southern Asian region to transfer gained knowledge and experiences to their affiliated institutions and thus enhance capacity of the institution and allow for more regional cooperation in linking the nutrition sector with the water and sanitation sector.
  • To strengthen the German Alumni Water Network GAWN on a regional and national level, to deepen existing contacts to Germany, and to foster cooperation with German Universities and with German Institutions in the region.
  • To strengthen the competences of Alumni working in the nutrition field, especially community nutrition on intersectoral collaboration and networking with Alumni from the WASH and nutrition sector to enhance effectiveness of the sector specific approaches.

The Application deadline has passed already, no more applications will be accepted