SIC ICWC PARTICIPATES IN A WORKSHOP AS PART OF CROSS-REGIONAL LEARNING FOR TRANSFORMATIVE WATER DIPLOMACY
A cross-regional learning workshop for transformative water diplomacy (CROWD) was held in Delft, the Netherlands on May 30-31, 2023. The workshop was organized by the Institute for Water Education IHE Delft. The main focus of the event was on cross-regional learning to promote water diplomacy and unlock its transformative potential.
20 people from 9 countries took place in the event. The participants included representatives of higher educational institutions, academia, governmental and non-governmental, regional and inter-regional institutions, as well as private sector and centers on transboundary water management and climate change from the Netherlands, Sudan, Jordan, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, USA, Germany and Finland.
In the first day, researcher from SIC ICWC Mr. A. Dolidudko made presentation on the mission, tasks and the role of SIC ICWC in Central Asian regional cooperation. Other representatives of SIC ICWC Mr. Sh. Muminov and Mr. R. Sattarov participated online.
During the two-day workshop the participants discussed the notion of water diplomacy and its transformative approaches for more sustainable development, as well as the analysis and tools needed to ensure that water diplomacy addresses the effects of climate change, large infrastructure and environmental degradation in an equitable way.
The Young Water Diplomat Program was also presented during the event. The Program will train young water diplomats from the South. This is a unique initiative for enhancing knowledge on water diplomacy and integrating the latter into political processes.