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Event Conference on Water Governance in MENA and wider Mediterranean region (Barcelona, 12-14 December 2017)

The Conference’s central aim is to tangibly contribute towards overcoming challenges relating to Water Governance & Financing as well as Water Integrity in the MENA region.

It is organised jointly by two relevant regional projects, the Governance & Financing for the Mediterranean Water Sector project, led by the Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med), and the Water Integrity capacity-building programme for the MENA project, led by the UNDP Water Governance Facility at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). 

This occasion will mark the strategic and operational synergy between not only the two projects, both of which are formally labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)and financially supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), but also with the European Union-funded regional project Sustainable Water Integrated Management-Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism (SWIM-H2020 SM | 2016-2019).

The Conference will bring together for 3 days targeted MENA and Mediterranean stakeholders from within and outside the water sector, including public authorities, civil society, donors and the private sector, with the overall purpose of:

  • sharing and further disseminating, insights, tools, lessons-learned and best practices on good governance and financing experiences and with respect to water integrity risk management,
  • contributing to the development of the UfM Water Agenda, in particular to the governance and financing horizontal component and the role of integrity,
  • advocating among political leadership to continue and enhance support to the enforcement of good governance practices, and
  • providing key elements for proper understanding, definition and implementation of green financing and bankability

 The Concept Note of the Conference, including a provisional Agenda is attached.

Contact information n/a
Event type Conference
File link
File link copy Water Governance Conference_Concept Note_EN_Final-Oct2017.pdf (PDF, 807 Kb)
Source gwp
Geographical coverage Spain
Address n/a
Organizer GWP-Med Secretariat
Target audience International
Period [12/12/2017 - 14/12/2017]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH