Dr. Hadi Jaafar, Associate Professor of Irrigation Engineering and Water Management at the Department of Agriculture, has been appointed to serve on the International Committee of The Water and Development Partnership Programme 2022-2027 (DUPC3), supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under Dutch development/foreign policy.
The programme will run for six and a half year (mid 2021 until end of 2027) and has a total budget of 46 million Euros. The members of the committee play a key role in shaping the DUPC3 program's directions and coordinating its implementation. They are tasked with writing and launching calls for proposals, finding partnership opportunities, reviewing project proposals, and providing feedback on and approval of annual plans. The members of the committee will work closely with the learning networks and project teams, as well as oversee the program's overall implementation.