Mediterranean Civil Society Meeting on the occasion of the Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Water
Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Water will take place in
Jordan on the 29th of October 2008, under the patronage of His Majesty
King Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the co-presidency
of the Arab Republic of Egypt and France.
The Ministerial Conference will work towards formulating and adopting guidelines for a long term strategy for water in the Mediterranean, as decided by the Heads of State and Government, during the Paris Summit, 13 July 2008. The renewed strategy will address the main challenges posed by the increasing water demand in the region and the impact of climate change, within the overall context of sustainable development and taking into account the Millennium Development Goals and the WSSD targets on water.
Civil society has a crucial role to play in ensuring that future generations in the Mediterranean countries have access to sufficient and clean water. Civil society organisations are government’s partners in their effort toward sustainable water use in their countries.
To give civil society a voice and
ensure that its role is discussed in the Ministerial meeting
and reflected in the strategy paper, a Civil Society Meeting is
organised by the Jordanian
Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), the Mediterranean
for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE), the
Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED) and the Global
Water Partnership-Mediterranean (GWP-Med) on the eve of the Ministerial
The meeting is supported by the French Presidency of the European Union, the Government of Jordan, the European Commission-DGENV, the EU Water Initiative-Mediterranean Component, GEF Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean and UNEP/MAP.
The objectives of the Civil Society Meeting :
- Clarify the crucial role Civil Society organisations play in ensuring the resource water is available for future generations ;
- To identify Civil societies role as intermediary between the government and its people in the development and implementation of water policies ;
- Based on the conclusions of the prior analysis, to formulate proposal points to be presented as Civil Society Statement to the Ministers at the Ministerial conference on the 29th of October ;
- Use the opportunity this meeting presents to foster networking, joint learning and strategizing.
For further information please contact :
|Concept Note - Mediterranean Civil Society Meeting water.engl||Provisional Agenda - Mediterranean Civil Society Meeting water.engl|
For JOHUD : Mohammad Omar Al-Nuaimi / For MIO-ECSDE : Anastasia Roniotes
(email: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org )
Phone: +962 6 5560741 ; +30 2103247490
|Source||EMWIS Technical Unit|
|Subject(s)||AGRICULTURE , ANALYSIS AND TESTS , CHARACTERISTICAL PARAMETERS OF WATERS AND SLUDGES , DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , ENERGY , FINANCE-ECONOMY , HEALTH - HYGIENE - PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISM , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INDUSTRY , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , INFRASTRUCTURES , MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , NATURAL MEDIUM , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , RIGHT , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES , SLUDGES , TOOL TERMS , TOURISM - SPORT - HOBBIES , WATER DEMAND , WATER QUALITY|
|Address||Dead Sea, Jordan|
|Organizer||The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE), the Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED) and the Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean (GWP-Med)|
|Working language(s)||ARABIC , ENGLISH , FRENCH|