Coordinated actions to tackle Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus challenges in the Mediterranean are required at both national and Regional levels. In order to further advance Nexus understanding in that regard and facilitate cross-fertilization among institutions, organizations and practitioners, a multi-stakeholder dialogue among Mediterranean countries and stakeholders is launched with the 1st Regional WEFE Nexus Roundtable in the Mediterranean on ‘Promoting innovation, investments and upscaling of solutions’ which will take place on 6 and 7 (half day) June 2023, in Rabat, Morocco and online.
It is organized within the joint initiative of UfM, Barcelona Convention and the EU, by GWP-Med and the WES Project Team and is hosted by Morocco’s Ministry of Equipment and Water and Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, with contributions by and in the framework of the GEF UNEP/MAP MedProgramme Child Project 2.2. on Nexus, the EU WES Project, the Sida/UfM MENA Water Matchmaker 2 Project and the PRIMA WEFE4MED Project.
For 1 ½ days representatives from national institutions from the beneficiary countries, involved in the sectors of water management, energy production, food & agriculture, environmental protection, as well as from financing institutions and private sector partners will exchanges experiences and perspectives on how:
- To identify ways to excel the Nexus approach implementation at national, basin, local, coastal and transboundary levels supported by regional action, taking note of outputs of recent, ongoing and upcoming Nexus-related initiatives and processes, including towards a possible regional strategy/action plan on Nexus in the Mediterranean.
- To identify ways to upscale and mainstream Nexus solutions and innovation, at all levels in the Mediterranean, through identification, prioritisation and mobilisation of funding and investments.
Attendance is by invitation only.