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Event UNU Workshop on Environmental Security in MENA: Leadership for Water and Energy Security in the Middle East and North Africa

The Course will look at energy and water conflicts and investigate the leadership challenges behind solving those conflicts. It will raise awareness and tackle the leadership challenges arising from the threats to energy and water security in the region. It will further raise awareness on treating water and energy issues as security parameters and give them adequate attention in policy making and implementation. It will also explore how the Kyoto Protocol and its mechanisms can be used to increase water and energy security and could possibly act as a peace building mechanism.

The course will also look at alternatives in energy and water provision, such as renewable energy, decentralization in water and energy management and provision and their political framework conditions. This workshop aims to: 1) Investigate the leadership challenges behind arising and current conflicts over energy and water in the MENA region, 2)  Raise awareness with regards to the importance of tackling water and energy conflicts as security issues, 3) Look at the possible contributions the Kyoto Protocol can make to environmental security in the region, 4) Look at possible solutions and alternatives to water and energy shortages.

Target group: The target group of the workshop are existing and emerging leaders in renewable energy in developing countries, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe who have an interest in advancing renewable energy for desalination projects in the region. These leaders could come from: Governments, Scientific Institutions, NGOs

There is a limited amount of funding avilable for early registrations.

Programme - Registration.

Contact information Kirsten Neumann, Programme Officer- Environmental Affairs - United Nations University, International Leadership Institute (UNU-ILI), P.O.Box 13236 Amman 11942 Jordan (email: ;
Phone: +962-6-533-7075 ext. 314 ; Fax: +962-6-535-6099
Event type Training
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Source Kirsten Neumann, UNU-ILI
Geographical coverage Jordan
Address UNU-ILI, Amman
Organizer United Nations University - International Leadership Institute
Target audience Regional
Duration 2 days
Period [27/06/2007 - 28/06/2007]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH