Some 3,500-4,000 water, sustainability and development professionals from all over the world will converge on this year’s event - for more than 200 sessions of different formats and a range of subjects.
GWP will convene, co-convene or be part of more than 20 sessions and will have a booth (E:07) at the venue all week, with a variety of events planned.
GWP-Med, already since 2016, has been serving as the overall coordinator for the “MENA Focus” sessions dedicated to water-related issues in the Middle East & North Africa Region.
This year, and in line with the Week’s specific theme, GWP-Med convenes:
- together with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the session “MENA Focus: Mediterranean Youth Unites Around Water” that will be held on Tuesday 27 August, 14.00-15.30, in Room M1. The session will showcase the joint endeavour of CMI and UfM on Mediterranean Youth and Water, as a structural and systematic approach for youth engagement across the development spectrum in the region. More information on the session, including its Agenda, is available here.
- together with Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) the session “MENA focus: Addressing Water-Employment-Migration in the Mediterranean” that will be held on Tuesday 27 August, 16.00-17.30, in Room L12. The session will explore facts and contents of Water-Employment-Migration (WEM) in the Mediterranean, aiming to advance understanding and to identify operational ways for materialising the WEM thematic agenda of UfM. More information on the session, including its Agenda, is available here.
The “MENA Focus” also includes the session “MENA focus: Technical-Level Water Cooperation in the Mashreq Region”, convened by the World Bank Group (Wednesday, 28 August, 11:00-12:30, Room: M4). More information on this session is available here.
Moreover, GWP-Med representatives will participate as speakers in other sessions including the “Source to Sea management: getting it on the ground”, discussing the holistic, innovative approach to water governance that can bring new solutions to key global challenges. More information is available here.