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News Nexus Blog // Encouraging WEFE Nexus capacities in the Mediterranean - Review of a 3-day webinar

GIZ, in collaboration with PRIMA, held a 3-day online workshop with the aim of strengthening capacities for WEFE Nexus solutions in the Mediterranean region. This training was a call to researchers in the Mediterranean in the sectors of natural resources, such as water, energy, or agriculture. This workshop provided an opportunity to learn about the WEFE Nexus, and the value in integrating it into project designs and policymaking. Over 300 participants joined for the full training.

The 3-day training “The water-energy-food-ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus: from research to practice”, hosted by PRIMA and the Nexus Regional Dialogues programme, co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, kicked off on December 6, 2021 with welcoming words by Octavi Quintana, Director of PRIMA and Maria Ana Rodriguez, Team Leader Nexus GIZ. The day started off with an incredible 457 participants logged into Zoom.

“Changing climate conditions are a reality that everyone must deal with the consequences of, but vulnerable regions are taking a large amount of this burden”, emphasized Rodriguez. The importance of this workshop was made clear after she highlighted the challenges that the Mediterranean region faces due to the effects of a changing climate and the inter-connection of water, energy, and food security.

Over the period of 3 days, 6 sessions were held by a range of renown Nexus experts who gave unique inputs on researching the WEFE Nexus, and using this research to implement Nexus policies in the region.

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Source of information water-energy-food
Geographical coverage Mediterranean region
News date 10/01/2022
Working language(s) ENGLISH