Beneath the Drin River basin’s surface water bodies, lies one of the largest karstic areas in the world, comprised of tunnels, porous rocks, valleys and underground caves. The Drin basin’s groundwater system is a fascinating, yet still largely unexplored network, indispensable for human well-being.
In the Drin basin, advancing gender equality in the context of climate crisis and disaster risk reduction is one of the biggest challenges and lack of equal representation persists in both national and local level in almost all Riparians.
The Continental African Water Investment Programme "Water, Climate, Development and Gender Investments" aims to promote gender-transformative planning, decision-making, and institutional development for water secure and climate-resilient water investments and job creation interventions, in order to advance gender equality.
The 90-minutes series, a series of regular interactive Q&A sessions with prominent diplomats and transboundary water cooperation experts commenced in 2021 from the Initiative on Empowering Women in Water Diplomacy in the MENA region.
With the advent of International Women’s Day 2022, GWP-Med is presenting the “Male Voices on Gender Equality”. Aiming to highlight the male perspective on gender, we asked seven of our male partners from the Mediterranean the following question: "Why is it essential to empower women in water cooperation settings?"
Albania has made significant improvements in advancing the normative framework for gender equality in recent years and in some areas progress is evident. However, along the water-energy-food-ecosystems Nexus and with respect to climate change impacts, which disproportionately affect women and the rural poor, references to gender are lacking.
Why is stakeholder engagement a crucial ingredient for the success of Horizon projects, and in particular those that focus on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus? What is the secret to ‘getting it right’? And what are some common myths and pitfalls to be avoided? We hear from ICatalist, a consultancy specialized in climate change adaptation and sustainability,and REXUS partner leading the Work Package on Learning and Action Alliances. Interviewed by Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean, REXUS communication and dissemination leader.
GWP-Med is leading the communication and dissemination component of the Horizon 2020 REXUS project, which is applying innovative engagement and modeling tools to help the shift from Water-Energy-Food Nexus Thinking to Nexus Doing.
On World Wetlands Day 2022, GWP-Med presents the stories of farmers and young entrepreneurs who live close to Ghar El Melh, one of Tunisia’s most precious wetlands. How and why did they decide to act to save this natural treasure? Was their effort worth it?