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Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus to increase food systems' resilience to climate change and conflict's cascading effects in the Mediterranean region

06/07/2022

SFS-MED Webinar 2: WEFE Nexus to increase food systems' resilience to climate change and conflict's cascading effects in the Mediterranean region. 

The webinar will aim to address a key question: how could the application of the WEFE nexus influence food systems transformation in the Mediterranean, towards increased resilience to climate change and conflicts? 

Organizers
SFS-MED Platform, led by FAO (ESF), International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA). 

Date and time
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 09:00-10:30 CEST 

AGENDA

(Full Agenda available here)

09:00-09:05

Welcome and technical background

Setting the scene, lessons from the past: outcomes emerging from PRIMA

Antonella Autino
Coordinator, PRIMA Foundation

09:05-09:15

Keynote remarks

The WEFE Nexus for food systems resilience in the Mediterranean

Sasha Koo-Oshima
Deputy Director, Land and Water Division, FAO

09:15-10:00

Panel discussion

Moderator:

Maroun El Moujabber
Scientific Officer, CIHEAM Bari
Chair, PRIMA Scientific Advisory Committee

Case studies of integrated and transformative systems and WEFE Nexus approach to increase resilience to climate change and conflicts

Domitille Vallée
Chief Technical Adviser, FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa
Project: Water efficiency, productivity and sustainability in the NENA regions (WEPS-NENA)

Increasing the resilience of food systems adopting a WEFE Nexus thinking: the private sector’s experience

Ramy Boujawdeh

Chief Operating Officer, Berytech

Closing the governance gaps for the implementation of the WEFE nexus

Dimitris Faloutsos
Deputy Regional Coordinator, Global Water Partnership Mediterranean (GWP-Med)
Theme Leader on Transboundary, WEFE Nexus, and Environment

Mona Fakih
Director, Water Resources, Ministry of Energy and Water of Lebanon
Chair, UfM Task Force on WEFE Nexus

10:15-10:25

The way ahead

Community of Practice

Rabi Mohtar
Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut (AUB)
Research Professor, Departments of Biological and Agricultural Engineering,
Texas A&M University

10:25-10:30

Closing remarks

Almotaz Abadi
Water Managing Director, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

 

Registration link: https://fao.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__bR7SurXTHmA5-FFIQSxWg
Live interpretation in English and French will be provided

Additional Info about the Eventhttps://www.fao.org/food-systems/news-events/news-detail/en/c/1542932

Full Agendahttps://www.fao.org/3/cc0699en/cc0699en.pdf 

Streaming link: Live-stream available on FAO website