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Impact model and the results, 2016

Impact Model:  Education


Level of Impact Model – Education Indicator Realization
A1: Selection of PhD MSc Students for exchange Student exchange announced to the network according to annual mobility planning 2015:  Realized
OP 1: Students are selected for exchange Min. of 5 exchange students selected each year (2015, -16, -17, -18, -19); gender ratio (>30%) 2015: 5 students, %40 (2)

2016: 5 students; % 40 (2)

OC1: Knowledge and skills are transferred Knowledge (related to water) gained is incorporated in courses of existing curricula; number of courses with incorporation of gained knowledge > 3 at each MENA full member institution till 2019  Already existing
A2: Summer school is carried out SS programme announced and advertised on website, event flyer prepared and published 2016: 100 %
OP2: Knowledge and skills are upgraded •   Min. of one summer school till 2019

•   Total number of applications received

•   Return rate of feedback according to questionnaire >60 %

• 2016: 1 Summer school

• 51 applications, 30 accepted

• No feed back till now

OC2: Capacities Built (human+ institution) Improvement in curricula related to water (new courses); min.3 at each MENA full member institution till 2019 Not checked.

Improvement of curricula  is a  continuous process.

A3: Teaching staff selected for exchange Participation of teaching staff in teacher exchange 2016: Realized
OP3: Teaching staff has improved and extended knowledge and skills 1- 2 teacher exchanges per year till 2019

Min. of 8 h per week for 4 weeks per year (or 2 persons for 2 weeks)

2016: 2 teacher exchanges
A4: Joint MSc programme (new master curriculum concepts are discussed based on Swindon curriculum database) JRP is advertised 2016: Realized
OP4: Joint Programme Curricula and courses are worked out Each year one JRP is submitted to the MB 2015 & 2016 : Realized
OC3: Joint programme is accredited Min. of 1 joint programme is accredited 2015 & 2016: Not realized yet

Impact Model: Network

Level of Impact Model – Network Project-specific indicator Status
A 1: Regional coordinator and management board member are elected One regional coordinator and one management board member are selected who are responsible for regional network from 2015-2016; from 2017-2018, from 2018-2019. 2015 – 2016: Realized

2017 – 2018: Realized

OP 1: LoI with full member institutions and contract for the RC are signed LoIs with all regional full members are signed; contract is signed for RC. 2015 & 2016: realized
A 2: Associate members are selected > 1 associate member is selected by MENA full member institutions 2015 & 2016:

3 associate members are selected

OP2: LoI with associate members are signed and approved by the MB > 1 LoI with associate member is signed and approved by the MB for the MENA region. 2015 & 2016:

LoI with all assoc. Members are signed & approved

A 3:  Alumni link (facebook) at regional website is created Facebook and LinkedIn are created for the Alumni link. All MENA members should register and connect to the link. Not realized
A 4: Expert WS are carried out and experts from state agencies, research institutions, …, are invited One WS with experts is carried out each year. Participants cover min. 6 full member institutions and min. 6 associate member institutions. At least one participant from state agency, one from research institution, and one from NGO is participating Not fully realized:

We have only 4 associate partners

OP 3: Knowledge exchange between Swindon members (full/associate) and stakeholders is carried out At least one roundtable meeting should be held between MENA members (full/associate) and stakeholders each year during the WS. During each WS a regional meeting is organized
OC 1: Links (cooperation agreements) between full/associate members are created At least one link (cooperation agreement) between full/associate members is created in MENA region each year. Not realized yet
OC 2: Links between Swindon experts and stakeholder are created  At least one link (> 5) between Swindon experts (all regions) is documented. Not realized fully

Impact Model: Research


Level of Impact Model – Research Project-specific indicator
A 1: Regional network creates a list of experts for the WGs The list of EWG is done till the end of 2015 Completed
OP 1: EWG are established Number of working groups established

Minimum of 2 working groups required for each WS

Not realized
A 2: WS are organized including:

•   Presentation

•   Workshop working groups

•   Invitation of relevant stakeholders including next users, experts from DC

Presentations are given and workshop working groups are built Workshops are organized accordingly except the inclusion of WG
OP 2: Workshop working groups are built and identify research gaps related to water problems Reports about the gaps are available (written by the workshop working groups)

At least one of the categories, societal, academic or practice-oriented are covered

Not realized
OP 3: Agreement on joint research Min. of 1 of agreement made between partners and others each year Realized fully (2016, 2017)
OP 4: Relations to next users of research results Number of event attending next users

Contribution (finance/friend) by next users

WS Aqaba: 2

Not realized

OC 1: Proposal/publication according to the identified gaps Min. 2 of proposals/publications prepared each year Realized fully
OC 2: Publication is submitted Min. of 1 of joint publication submission each year Publication yes, joint-publication not yet
OC 3: Practice-oriented solutions are proposed Min. 2 proposals each year Realized