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Event Conference on Water Governance in MENA and wider Mediterranean region - Barcelona 12-14 December 2017

 The Governance & Financing for the Mediterranean Water Sector project will hold its 3rd Regional Conference on 12-14 December, in Barcelona, Spain, under the auspices of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).

The event forms an integral part of the “Conference on Water Governance in MENA and wider Mediterranean region - Strengthening integrity and financing for water security and sustainable development” that is organised on those dates jointly with the “Water Integrity capacity-building programme for the MENA” regional project, implemented by the SIWI UNDP Water Governance Facility.

This occasion will mark the strategic and operational synergy between the two projects, both of which are formally labelled by the UfM and financially supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida),

There is significant added value in this joint endeavour of addressing Governance & Financing together with Water Integrity and with water governance being the common denominator.  Significant challenges still exist in the MENA and wider Mediterranean Region regarding governance and sustainable financing of water projects, while promoting water integrity and fighting corruption commits institutions and stakeholders to the governance principles of transparency, accountability and participation, at the same time creating a fertile ground for investments.

The two projects will bring together, for 4 days, targeted MENA and Mediterranean stakeholders from within and outside the water sector, including public authorities, civil society, donors and the private sector, with the overall purpose of:

•                     sharing and further disseminating good governance and financing experiences, insights, tools, lessons-learned and best practices,

•                     contributing to the development of the UfM Water Agenda, in particular to the governance and financing component, and

•                     advocating among political leadership to continue and enhance support to the enforcement of good governance practices.

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Event type Conference
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Source ufmsecretariat
Geographical coverage Spain,
Address n/a
Organizer GWP-Med Secretariat
Target audience International
Period [12/12/2017 - 14/12/2017]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH