Workshop on Transboundary Water Cooperation in South Asia and Beyond

GWP South Asia, GWP and GWP Nepal in cooperation with the Geneva Water Hub and UNESCO-IHE are organising a regional workshop on Transboundary Water Cooperation in the context of the SDGs in South Asia and beyond in Pokhara, Nepal on 23 and 24 May 2017. Thereafter, an Inter-Regional Coordination Meeting will be held on the 25 May with the representation of the four Asian Regional Water Partnerships – Central Asia, China, South Asia and South-East Asia.

Purpose of the workshop: 

This workshop aims at promoting the exchange of experiences, knowledge sharing, capacity building, and other forms of cooperation on the common issue of transboundary cooperation, with a view to foster mutual trust and enhanced collaboration and build on the recently adopted 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

More precisely, with the support of selected international and regional experts, the workshop intends to:

  • Bring together international and regional experts and practitioners active in the field of international water law and transboundary cooperation to share knowledge, experiences and expertise on key issues in their area of expertise
  • Build trust and develop negotiation skills through relevant role plays/working group activities
  • Develop inclusive approaches, which leave no one behind, notably involving civil society, women and youth
  • Explore possible joint activities, context-specific solutions and way forward on knowledge exchange in international water law and transboundary cooperation

Target audience:

The workshop is targeted at:

  • Water practitioners from across Asia active in transboundary cooperation;
  • Regional and country coordinators of GWP across Asia;
  • Members of women, youth and civil society organizations active in regional transboundary cooperation.