Assessing the Enabling Environment of SDG 6 with Limited Evidence through the SDG 6 Policy Support System

  • DATE / TIME:
    2020/12/02    14:50 - 16:20

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    Organisers: UNU-FLORES, Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), University of Bonn


    • Dr Guillaume Baggio, Research Associate, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)
    • Dr Olfa Mahjoub, Associate Professor, National Research Institute for Rural Engineering, Water and Forestry (INRGREF) and Director of the Agricultural Research, Institution of Agricultural Research and Higher Education (IRESA), Tunisia
    • Bareerah Fatima, Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR)


    • Christina Froemder, Scientific Coordinator in Sustainability and Innovation Management, UNU-FLORES
    • Raghid Shehayeb, Intern, UNU-FLORES


    This instalment of the International Water Colloquium series will be held by Dr Guillaume Baggio (UNU-INWEH) and project partners on the topic “Assessing the Enabling Environment of SDG 6 with Limited Evidence through the SDG 6 Policy Support System”.

    Achieving SDG 6 is a global challenge, and many countries are still struggling to realign their policies and implementation plans while lacking reliable evidence on SDG 6. In this context, strengthening the enabling environments is critical to the achievement of SDG 6, and evidence to support countries with a systematic approach for effective planning and policy implementation must be a priority.

    To address these issues, UNU-INWEH and partners developed the SDG 6 Policy Support System (SDG-PSS). This online tool was designed to generate evidence on the enabling environment of SDG 6 through a framework that shows strengths, weaknesses, and missing data across all SDG 6 targets and indicators, and consists of the following components: Capacity Assessment; Finance; Policy and Institutional Assessment; Gender Mainstreaming; Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)/Resilience Mainstreaming; and Integrity. These components are a result of a collaborative approach between project partners and were chosen as they allow a better understanding of the enabling environment for achieving SDG 6.

    The SDG-PSS is currently available in English, French, and Spanish and can be accessed here.

    To join the event, please register here.

    International Water Colloquium

    UNU-FLORES, in collaboration with Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the University of Bonn, is delighted to present the International Water Colloquium. This joint lecture series on the topic of “Cooperation in Water Management – Tackling a Global Challenge” is an interactive and interdisciplinary colloquium, which forms a dialogue between a scientist and a practitioner from a local partner institution/industry partner. It seeks to showcase the combined forces of collaborative research to tackle global challenges in water management.

    Each session presents one project of a UNU institution and its local partner institute. These sessions are planned to be held online in November and December 2020 and build a start of a long-term relationship and collaborative network between UNU institutions and their local partner universities.

    Each session will be held in the form of a 90-min Zoom webinar, starting with a 60-min lecture/dialogue between the researchers and partners followed by a 30-min discussion round with the audience.

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