• ACCWAM PROGRAMME
ACCWAM - Objectives

Objectives

Due to high aridity and water scarcity in the MENA Region there are serious challenges to match the limited water supply and the even further increasing demand for water resources. This already existing challenge will be further exacerbated by climate change. However, it has been identified that climate change adaptation in the water sector in the MENA region is still very limited. The progress is often hampered by a low level of capacity in the responsible institutions and authorities.

 

ACCWaM:Adaptation to Climate Change in the Water Sector in the MENA Region

Main Objective:Improve the capacity of water management institutions in the MENA region to adapt to climate change

Project Partners: League of Arab States (LAS), United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), Arab Centre for the Study of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD)

Project term:August 2011 – December 2017 

In response to that the giz programme “Adaptation to Climate Change in the Water Sector in the MENA Region Programme (ACCWaM) has set itself the objective to improve the capacity of water management institutions in the MENA region to adapt to climate change. 
 

The programme aims to

  • Improve the capacities in regional and national water institutions.
  • Promote alignment between the Arab Water Strategy and national water policies.
  • Support the development of an Action Plan for the Arab Strategy for Water Security.
  • Support the development of national adaptation strategies.
  • Build a solid knowledge base on the impact and consequences of climate change for the Arab region.
  • Strengthen the private sector and civil society to enable more engagement in decision-making processes.
  • Implement local innovation projects for adaptation measures with a potential for wider replication in the region.
  • Provide advisory services to the Arab Ministerial Water Council (AMWC) on all aspects of water policy planning under climate change conditions.

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