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Regional Process INR.2.1.opening

Water and food security in a changing world: regional perspectives / opening plenary

· Coordinator :
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
· Co-Coordinator :
Global Water Partnership (GWP) Eastern Africa, Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Arab Water Council (AWC),

Addressing the challenges of water and food security is a priority issue the Americas, the Arab Region, the Asia Pacific, Eastern Africa and the Economically Water Insecure Region. Common challenges related to economic or physical water scarcity, water productivity in agriculture and throughout the food chain, sustainability of ecosystems and the necessary adoption of a water-energy-food nexus approach are identified. While specific priorities and responses reflect the regions’ and sub-regions’ diverse climate, natural resources, demographics, socio-economic development dynamics, agricultural policies, farming systems, irrigation and related policies and investments and regulatory frameworks, regions can also build on and benefit from shared knowledge, exchanges of experience, innovative approaches and inter-regional cooperation.
In this 1 1/2 days Inter-Regional day on Water and Food, regional actors will, in regional slots, present overviews of their local challenges, threats and opportunities related to water and food security and the Nexus, and discuss solutions, recommendations and priority actions to address them in their respective regions and sub-regions. These dialogues will be enriched by exchanges with participants from all regions. Panels and plenary discussions will further explore differences and commonalities and the potential for inter-regional initiatives.
In this Opening Plenary, the overall programme and objectives of the Inter-Regional Day and of the 5 Regional Slots will be presented.

Keywords :
Africa, America, Arab, Asia-Pacific, Economy, Ecosystem, Energy & Hydropower, EWI, Food & Food Security, Infrastructure, Nexus, Rural

Session Data

· Date :
April 13, 2015 (월)
· Time :
09:00~09:40
· Venue :
GHC_106
GYEONGJU - HICO
1F Room 101,102
· Session Code :
INR.2.1.opening
· Language :
English
Korean