|Holding the Integrated Water Resources Management Olympiad (Academic Competition)
|Field of application
Use of water resources
|Usability of practice for adaptation to climate change
|Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (KRSU)
|Practice also applied in the following localities
|Practice usage period
Start date: 01.02.2017
End date: 31.12.2017
|Problem solved through this practice
Insufficient level of objectivity while selecting candidates, i.e. selection of final candidates not based on their knowledge and skills but illicitly
|Tools used in the practice
Technique of knowledge assessment
|Description of the practice and its results
The participants were offered to undergo 2 exams (written and oral) within the framework of the Olympiad. Finalists of the written test could go on to the oral exam.
1 student was selected from among the candidates to participate in subsequent Regional IWRM Olympiad and the International Summer School “Methods and Means of Assessing, Modelling and Monitoring the Water and Land Resources of Central Asia” to take place in Almaty City.
|Lessons learnt and recommendations made
Formally, this competitive practice is routine while selecting the personnel/specialists for international and national projects, but their unbiased selection is not achieved in all cases. Quite often, various types of project participants are selected by way of “pulling strings” or based on the instruction of upper-tier agencies.
|Source of practice
|Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Repub-lic, Global Water Partnership (GWP) in Kyrgyzstan
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