Based on the IWRM challenges reported by each country during the periodic assessment of SDG 6.5.1, Stage 2 of the Support Programme focuses on formulating appropriate governance responses to strengthen areas that require further support, by designing targeted interventions as a series of investment opportunities, which upon finalisation of Stage 2, should be ready to be funded to ensure that the interventions can transition towards implementation in Stage 3.
The objective of the Support Programme is to advance IWRM as a means toboost sustainable development, as seen through progress towards SDG 6.5, other SDG 6 targets, and water-related goals. In this sense, the output of Stage 2 is typically an IWRM Action Plan, which should complement the existing IWRM framework, be aligned with broader development priorities, the SDG landscape, and the climate agenda. These IWRM Action Plans should be developed through a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral gender-sensitive approach.
The SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme offers limited financial and technical support to interested countries. The information here [ English, Français, Español] provide you with more details on how the Support Programme can assist countries in Stage 2.
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