Transboundary watersheds: sharing basins for people, planet, prosperity and peace

Transboundary water cooperation, hydro-diplomacy and integrated basin management as drivers of sustainable development, peace and security within the framework of the development-humanitarian-peace nexus.

TV Studio 5
High-level panel - Auditorium
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
13:45 to 14:45

This session will discuss how transboundary water cooperation, hydro-diplomacy and integrated basin management concretely help to address climate change, prevent conflicts and help achieve the SDGs and Green Deal. Transboundary cooperation, as required by SDG target 6.5, is one of the key means through which to tackle the global water crisis. Panellists will debate how to strengthen transboundary cooperation, including the role of legal and institutional frameworks, such as the Water Convention.  Examples of how basin agreements and institutions have promoted development and facilitated investments and peace will be shown and the role of various actors, including the EU, will be discussed.  Recommendations will focus on how to integrate transboundary cooperation in external and development policies within the framework of the development-humanitarian-peace nexus.

Contact Session organiser

Please feel free to send an email to the following address

thomas.croll-knight@un.org

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Speakers

Moderator
Tanja MISKOVA
Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Olga ALGAYEROVA
Executive Secretary
UNECE
Cecilia ABENA DAPAAH
Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources
Government of Ghana
Phera RAMOELI
Executive Secretary
OKACOM
Ricardo Andres PINEDA GUZMAN
EDD Young Leader, Honduras
Jennifer SARA
Global Director, Water Global Practice
World Bank