EU Water Initiative Multi-stakeholder Forum

The EU Water Initiative, EUWI, is an international political initiative and uses a partnership approach, bringing together national governments, donors, water industry, NGOs and other water actors. The EUWI was launched at the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development and is working to reinforce political commitment to water and sanitation, and to create a strong and integrated framework for EU action. It comprises 4 regional components: Africa, Eastern Europe Caucasus and Central Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean and two thematic components of Research and Finance. The annual EUWI Multi-stakeholder Forum has the objective to present and discuss the results achieved within the different components, exchange experiences and gather participants’ inputs for further development of EUWI activities. The 2013 Forum will focus on using the multi-stakeholder dialogue to contribute to the development of the water component in on-going post 2015 and Rio processes. Presentations and discussions will address in particular the potential work within the water-energy-food security nexus.

14.00    Opening Remarks. Mr. André Liebaert, EC, Dr. Håkan Tropp, SIWI

14:10    Presentation of the European Innovation Partnership. Mr. Robert Schröder, EC

14.15    Keynote Address: Nexus - Progress since Bonn 2011. Mr. Franz Marre, BMZ, Germany


Concrete regional opportunities within the water-energy-food security nexus

14.35    Africa Region: Panel Discussion

  • Mr. James Leten, SIWI, EUWI - Africa Working Group workplan
  • Mr. Rashid Mbaziira, AMCOW and WI-Africa Working Group representative
  • Ms. Therése Sjömander Magnusson, EU Member StateEU and WI-Africa Working Group representative
  • Ms. Tracy Molefi, ANBO Chair
  • Mr. Nico Elema, NEPAD Centres of Excellence


15.10    Coffee Break


15.40    EECCA Region - EUWI-EECCA Working Group.  Ms. Tatiana Efimova, OECD, and Mr. Bo Libert, UNECE

16.00    Mediterranean Region - EUWI-MED Working Group. Mr. Dimitris Faloutsos, GWP-MED

16.20    Latin America Region - EUWI-LA Working Group. Ms.Tania Gutiérrez, Spain and CODIA

16.35    China - EU Water Platform (Nexus cluster). Mr. Henrik Dissing, CEWP

16.50    Panel Discussion

Panel, introduced by remarks from Mr. Thio Panzerbeiter, German WASH Coalition, Civil society and business (tbc) stakeholders Panel from EUWI regional components

  • Mr. Henrik Dissing, CEWP
  • Ms Anthi Brouma, EUWI - MED Working Group, GWP-Med
  • Mr. Xavier Leflaive, OECD, EUWI - EECCA Working Group
  • Mr. Rashid Mbaziira, AMCOW, EUWI - Africa Working Group

17.20    Concluding Remarks. Mr. André Liebaert, EC, Dr. Håkan Tropp, SIWI

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