Held on:-13th May 2018
Mr. Mohammad Najim Nasimi, UMCSAWM Alumni (4th Intake), Won the prestigious Olympiad on IWRM in Afghanistan
Mr. Mohammad Najim Nasimi (Alumni from Afghanistan, 4th Intake) won the prestigious Olympiad on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Afghanistan held on 13th May 2018 and organized by the World Bank (WB), Global Water Partnership (GWP), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), UNESCO, Central Asia Youth Forum on Water (CAYFWATER) and German Kazakh University, Kazakhstan.
The National Student Contests on IWRM were organized in Central Asia from April 23 to May 13, 2018. The total number of participants reached more than 150 young researchers, of which only 4 winners took part in The Regional Stage of the Contest. The closing national Contest was the one in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which was held on May 13 at the Kabul Polytechnic University with the assistance of the German Academic Exchange Service where the winner was Mohammad Najim Nasimi. As a result of all National IWRM Contest, the winners of the National stages were gathered in Dushanbe at the Regional IWRM Contest in Dushanbe, combined with the Youth session of UN International Water Decade.
Nasimi’s other achievements acquired in the last 4 months are as follows.
1- Winner of Olympiad on IWRM in Afghanistan on May 13th 2018 organized by World Bank, GWP, DAAD, UNESCO, CAYFWater and German Kazakh university.
2- Presentation related to climate change effect on Central Asia and the adaption options at High Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action ‘‘Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018~2028 in Dushanbe-Tajikistan, June 2018.
3- Award of regional students IWRM contest in Central Asia on 6th June Dushanbe-Tajikistan, organized by UNESCO and German Kazakh university.
4- Winner of Student research competitions on sustainable management of natural resources in Central Asia and Afghanistan 2018~2019, supported by the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin (World Bank) and Smart Waters (USAID) projects in modeling of Kabul river basin for studying the climate change affect and its adaptions.
5- Invited to participate in International Symposium on Water and
Land Resources in Central Asia, which will be taking place on October 9~-11, 2018 in Almaty, Kazakhstan during which I will deliver a presentation regarding of my recent research on climate change effect on water resource of Afghanistan that will be published in Central Asian Journal of Water Research (CAJWR).
6- Invited to attend Youth Mountain Forum 2018 which will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on October 22nd, 2018.
Receiving the certificate for the First Place of National IWRM Competition
Presentation on IWRM at the workshop/conference
Award Ceremony for the IWRM Regional Competition
Attending the High Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action ‘‘Water for Sustainable Development”
Networking with the Conference Participants, Water Professionals and other Delegations
Certificates received and Letter of Appreciation to Madam France Marque and SAF-India and UMCSAWM