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Tuesday 22 March 13:00 – 15:00 (UTC / Dakar time)
Room 4


PROGRAMME (90 mins)


Panel I (20 min)

Tools for accelerating the progress towards the development of operational arrangements and their successful applications

Moderator: M. Bougounou Djeri-Alassani (Head Division, Water Governance and Policies, ECOWAS Water Resources Management Center ECOWAS) – TBC
Presentations on the following questions:

  • Which processes, tools, and guidance materials are available at the global level for accelerating the progress towards the development and implementation of operational arrangements?
  • What are the recent developments and examples of the successful application of international water law principles at the regional and basin level?

Panel Interventions:

Q&A (15 min)

Panel II (25 min)
Progress, gaps and challenges in the development and implementation of legal and institutional frameworks for transboundary water cooperation

Moderator: Ms. Dinara Ziganshina (Deputy Director, Scientific Information Center of the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination in Central Asia, Uzbekistan) – TBC
Panel discussion based on the results of the second reporting exercise on SDG indicator 6.5.2:

  • Progress, gaps, and challenges in the MENA region: the Case of Iraq, Minister of Water of Iraq – TBC
  • Mr. Juan Carlos Alurralde, Secretary general, Intergovernmental Coordinating Committee for the la Plata River (CIC)
    Progress, gaps, and challenges in the Latin American region
  • Christophe Brachet, Deputy-Secretary General, International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) – TBC
    Progress, gaps, and challenges in Africa
  • Progress, gaps, and challenges:perspective of youth - Lyazzat Syrlybayeva, Central Asia Youth for Water Network – TBC
  • Progress, gaps, challenges, and the way forward: perspective from the academia, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (University of Geneva) – TBC

Interactive discussion (15 min)
Take Away and concluding remarks: EU representative (5 min) – TBC
Closing remarks by the Geneva Water Hub (3 min)