The session will bring together GWP partners from the regions of Africa (Southern Africa, West Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa) and Mediterranean to discuss how to transform and improve the investment outlook for water security and sustainable sanitation for a prosperous, peaceful and equitable society, within the Covid-19 context.
The Covid-19 crisis has impacted water resources management today and will likely have long-lasting impacts due to the socio-economic crisis and shifting political priorities. How do water actors adapt their work to continue bringing change to achieve water security?
The Africa EU Mediterranean Continental session will start with a sharing of perspectives on mobilising water investments, highlighting in particular the Africa Water Investment Programme (AIP). Building on these perspectives, the participants will be invited to exchange on challenges and avenues to move forward in their regions, with a focus on joint action.
GWP Network Meeting 2020 Agenda
OPENING - 21 OCTOBER, 15.00-16.00 CAT
High-level session, where GWP will show achievements and future direction. Participants will also hear from GWP’s Chair Howard Bamsey, and the finalists of the Water Change Maker Awards will be announced during this session
THREE CONTINENTAL SESSIONS
The three continental sessions will allow partners from within and different regions to meet one another and share their views, contributing to a stronger Global Water Partnership. Key messages coming out of the exchanges will be shared with the whole Network and with decision-makers, and will further inform GWP programmes in the regions.
Continental Session 1: Latin America and the Caribbean - 21 October, 16:30 -18:30 CAT
Continental Session 2: Eurasia – 22 October, 08:00 – 10:30 CAT
Continental Session 3: Africa & Mediterranean – 22 October, 11:00 – 13:30 CAT
CLOSING - 22 September, 14.30 -15.00 CAT
In this session we will hear back from the Chairs of the three continental sessions, and also from some “Voices of GWP Partners”, how we are, and will continue, Bringing the Change for a Water Secure World.
As an interactive experience where partners are invited to contribute their own experiences and perspectives, the session will allow partners from different regions to meet one another and share their views, contributing to a stronger Global Water Partnership.
Key messages coming out of the exchanges will be shared with the whole Network and with decision makers, and will further inform GWP programmes in the regions. It will also provide a platform to inform all participants of key continental processes and meetings that will be taking place with partners for the remainder of the year.
The meeting will take place online (ZOOM platform), and a Registration Form will be available from Monday 28 September for GWP Partners to sign up. Closer to the event, ZOOM links to the different sessions will be shared with the registered participants. Interpretation will also be offered in some of the sessions, and parts of the meeting will be broadcast live on GWP’s Facebook page with the recordings available directly after, for those GWP Partners who cannot connect or participate in the Network Meeting.
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