Organiser: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa (RES4Africa) Africa Office Energy Unit, Ecosystem Division (Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities), other various international partners
As the second of a series of online webinar training with the theme of Water-Energy-Food Nexus, this training mainly focuses on the contribution of water towards the implementation of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.
The main objective of this online training is to strengthen and enhance a better understanding of the contribution of water to the implementation of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.
In this training, emphasis will be given to explore the threats and opportunities related to water and its management using the nexus approach. Through presentations and case studies, the interlinkages between the WEF Nexus and the SDGs will be assessed, and how sustainable water management is key to ensure access to energy and food security for all, discussed. The webinar will also provide an introduction to the third training that will be focusing on the aspect of food.
The Director of UNU-FLORES, Professor Edeltraud Guenther, will be one of the three speakers for the online training with the title “Rethinking Access to Energy Business Models: Ways to Walk the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Talk”.
This training is organised in the context of acquiring a better understanding of the integration among “Water-Energy-Food” (WEF) Nexus that are essential for human well-being, poverty alleviation and achieving multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In order to address these gaps and challenges to achieve the goals of global and continental development policy processes (SDG 2030), the African Union Agenda 2063, as well as the Paris Agreement 2015 on climate action, innovative, integrated environmental solutions and business models, are required.
It is against this backdrop that the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Africa Office Energy Unit, and the Ecosystem Division (Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities), together with various international partners are joining forces to organise a series of online webinar training on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. The first training took place on 26 March with a focus on Energy.
Please register your attendance for this online workshop here.