Starting this year, Zambia will be commemorating the second week of June every year as the Zambia Water Week. GWP Southern Africa is one of the Partners behind the event, held 7-13 June in Lusaka, Zambia.
GWP is contributing to the development of a 2-part webinar series on farmer-led irrigation (FLI), in partnership with the World Bank, the International Water Management Institute, and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. The first webinar is on 11 June, on the topic "Accelerating Inclusive FLI and Reaching Scale: Key Considerations".
Desertification, along with climate change and the loss of biodiversity, were identified as the greatest challenges to sustainable development during the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year on 17 May to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.
With communities around the world facing unprecedented challenges, staying connected and collaborative is more important than ever. As people strive to keep learning from each other and innovating for the future, IFC will pilot a condensed virtual Sustainability Exchange on 17 June.
Water Europe is moving forward with an all-digital edition of its annual conference Water Innovation Europe (WIE) 2020. It will be an online ‘Innovative Water Week’ 22-26 June, with online plenary sessions, digital working group meetings, digital networking and digital exhibition opportunities.
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) convenes the 2020 edition of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) from Tuesday 7 July to Thursday 16 July. The event will mainly be in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with some limited events held for New York-based participants.
On 9 July, the second session of a 2-part webinar series on farmer-led irrigation (FLI) is organised by GWP, the World Bank, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. A recording of the first session, held on 11 June, is available below.
In July 2020, a webinar series will be held on “Coordinating, Implementing, and Financing National Climate and Water Policy Frameworks”. It has been developed by Cap-Net, UNDP, Global Water Partnership, AGWA, SIWI, and the Water Governance Facility. The webinars will highlight and contribute to strengthening climate and water linkages in national frameworks such as NDCs, NAPs, and various investment mechanisms.