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Event WaDImena End of Project Forum in Cairo on April 19-20, 2010 - IDRC 40th anniversary

The conference will bring together the project's key partners, networks and institutions from the research, policy making and government communities, donors, the private sector, NGOs and the media to reflect and assess the past, present and future work on Water Demand Management in MENA. It is a stock-taking event to determine what was accomplished, what was not and what is needed for the future. The event coincides with the IDRC 40th anniversary, which will be celebrated on April 20th.

Forum Objectives:

  • Share project achievements and lessons learnt-what worked, what did not and why?
  • Elaborate future directions and generate momentum for the next generation of WDM research, capacity strengthening and water policy related work in the region.

WaDImena, the Regional Water Demand Initiative for the Middle East and North Africa is a multi-funded water demand management initiative coordinated by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Middle East/North Africa (MENA) office in Cairo, Egypt.

WaDImena will contribute to effective water governance in the countries of the MENA region by promoting tools, approaches and strategies to enhance water-use efficiency, euqity and sutainability through:

- Improvements in the research and knowledge base on WDM and its associated challenges, opportunities and incentives for the practical application in specific contexts, with particular focus on women and the rural poor.
- Enhanced skills development and strengthening of individual and institutional capacities to positively affect WDM implementation (see Regional Exchange Facility and Capacity Development)
- Creation of a viable network to share experiences, foster dialogue and promote partnerships among key actors.
- Strengthened relationships and collaborative arrangements with national, regional and international water governance programmes to motivate the WDM agenda.

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Event type Conference
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Source IDRC
Geographical coverage Egypt
Address Cairo
Organizer IDRC
Target audience Regional
Period [19/04/2010 - 20/04/2010]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH