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LAS in cooperation with the AWC and the GIZ join forces to tackle climate change impacts

20-01-2014 | LAS in cooperation with the AWC and the GIZ join forces to tackle climate change impacts Cairo – Today, under the umbrella of the League of Arab States (LAS),the Arab Water Council (AWC) jointly with the German Development Cooperation’s (GIZ) programme "Adaptation to Climate Change in the Water Sector in the MENA Region" (ACCWaM) launch a regional workshop on climate change mainstreaming, climate proofing and climate finance. The event, which takes place in Cairo from 20-21 January 2014, is one of a series of national Read More ....

Water dialogue with major groups from the Arab region

28-11-2013 | Water dialogue with major groups from the Arab region Amman - Under the lead of the League of Arab States, GIZ, ACSAD, ISECO and UNEP organized a policy dialog with major groups on the Arab Water Security Strategy (AWSS) from 27-28 November 2013. The objective was to mobilize stakeholders across the region including civil society to contribute to the implementation of the strategy, on both - regional and national level. At the end of second day's meeting the participants signed a declaration that reflects Read More ....

USAID OMEP and ACCWaM agree to coordinate activities

10-06-2013 | USAID OMEP and ACCWaM agree to coordinate activitiesOn the 10th of June, ACCWaM met with representatives of USAID’s Office of Middle East Programs (OMEP) and USAID’s Bureaus for Asia and Middle East to discuss potentials of coordinating activities and exchanging experience. The participants agreed that cooperation on these topics is necessary to achieve sustainable results with their projects. Read More ....

Up-scaling Water Innovations in the MENA Region

05-06-2013 | Up-scaling Water Innovations in the MENA RegionFollowing the meeting with Arab regional institutions, the GIZ programmes carried over the findings to a giz-internal work shop on the 5th of June. An interactive exchange about regional relevance, dissemination mechanisms, integration in regional committees and regional policy dialogue allowed sharing experience, lessons learnt and ideas for the future. Additional to the cooperation with the regional partners, the giz programmes developed ideas and steps how Read More ....

Exchange between Arab Regional Institutions and GIZ Programmes

04-06-2013 | Exchange between Arab Regional Institutions and GIZ Programmes On the 4th of June, Arab regional institutions and GIZ programmes met at the League of Arab States in Cairo to facilitate their cooperation in the water sector. The meeting provided a platform for sharing knowledge, experience and ideas between relevant stakeholders from the League of Arab States (LAS), its specialised organisations and committees, the United Nation Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), the Arab Water Council Read More ....

ACCWaM co-organizes and co-finances conference on Rainwater Harvesting in Beirut, 20-22 May

20-05-2013 | ACCWaM co-organizes and co-finances conference on Rainwater Harvesting in Beirut, 20-22 May At the regional conference on "Rainwater Harvesting as an Option for Adaptation to Climate ‎Change in the MENA Region" on 20-22 May in Beirut, Lebanon, Matthias Bartels and Gerhard Lichtenthäler will represent the ACCWaM project. The conference will be organized jointly by Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and ACCWaM. The Read More ....

Agreement signed between Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation and ACCWaM

16-05-2013 | Agreement signed between Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation and ACCWaM ACCWaM and the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) in Egypt on the 16th of May signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the cooperation on the pilot project in Behira Governorate for reusing drainage water through the purchase and use of a mobile pumping unit. The MoU states that ACCWaM will finance the purchase of the mobile pump, whereas the MWRI will take over all service and maintenance and take full responsibility for the Read More ....

Blue Peace in the Middle East, Istanbul, 18-19 April 2013

18-04-2013 | Blue Peace in the Middle East, Istanbul, 18-19 April 2013 Upon invitation from Strategic Foresight Group (SFG), ACCWaM regional advisor Dr. Abdullah Droubi attended the conference organized by SFG in cooperation with Turkish review journal of the Zaman Media Group and in Partnership with Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency In Cooperation with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Bahcesehir University in Turkey . Media leaders from across the Middle East came together with Read More ....

ACCWaM meeting the Arab Water Council

14-03-2013 | ACCWaM meeting the Arab Water Council Upon invitation from His Excellency Dr. Mahmoud Abu Zeid, president of the Arab Water Council (AWC), ACCWaM met with representatives of AWC d at the AWC Premises on Thursday, 14 March 2013.   Meeting Objectives: Detailed discussion about the Terms of Reference for the recruitment of a Development Advisor (DA) by GIZ as prepared by ACCWaM. Further potential for the mutual cooperation between AWC and GIZ.   Points Read More ....

ACCWaM at the General Assembly meeting of the Arab Water Council

27-02-2013 | ACCWaM at the General Assembly meeting of the Arab Water Council Upon invitation from the Arab Water Council (AWC), ACCWaM has participated in the workshop organized by the AWC on 27 February 2013 on climate change in the MENA region as a side event to the General assembly meeting of the AWC. The objective of the workshop, as defined by the convener was: Translating climate change science into adaptation strategies: new developments to support Arab water decision-makers. Five speakers were invited to take part in the Read More ....

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