Terres et eaux

WWF9 High Level Panel - Charting water for COP 27

22 March - 14:30-16:00 (CET) - 13:30–15:00 (GMT)

Due to facilities issues on the ground, the event will be held only on-site in Dakar (Room 10 of the Expo area).

The session, coordinated by FAO, will focus on the political commitment to clearly include water in the COP27 negotiation and recognize its pivotal role and contribution to both adapt and mitigate to global climate change. A major goal of the session is to bring water management scientific knowledge and advances closer to public policies formulation and decision-making. In addition to sharing knowledge, there is the ambition of establishing a political commitment, through the presence of high level national and international authorities, together with development agencies and the scientific community, highlighting the importance of a long-term recognition of water resources management's specific contribution of the climate processes. The session will also enable discussing the need of creating roadmaps and action plans, able to influence political agendas of different countries in aspects, such as, food security, water tenure and monitoring, with a special focus to the One Health approach.

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



Welcome and introduction, Mr Li Lifeng, Director, Land and Water Division, FAO


Keynote address, Ms Jennifer Sara, Global Director, World Bank Group's Water Global Practice


High Level Panel on the charting water for COP 27: How do you scale up water in the COP 27 discussion under UNFCCC process? What are your ambitions for COP 27 in scaling up water in national and international contexts? 

  • H.E. Wael bin Nasser Al Mubarak, Minister of Water of Bahrain (tbc)
  • H.E. Muhammad Prakosa, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to FAO, G20 Presidency (tbc)
  • Dr. Amr Fawzy, the Deputy General Manager of The Central Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI), Egypt
  • Dr Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist, FAO  
  • Mr Howard Bamsey, Chair, Global Water Partnership (GWP)
  • Mr Barron Joseph Orr, Lead Scientist, UNCCD
  • Mr Giovanni Muñoz, European Investment Bank (EIB) 


Key messages and conclusions, Mr Jean-Marc Faures, Regional Programme Leader, FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa